Technical Services Administrator

  • 14 Jun 2022 9:37 AM
    Message # 12816093
    David Haendler (Administrator)

    Application Link

    The Technical Services Administrator is responsible for acquisitions for US based Dechert offices, using the integrated library system (EOS) as well as alert management.

    Job Description


    • Creates and manages requested alerts using various resources, including a news aggregator as well as individual sources.
    • Maintains and manages firm wide alert tracking.
    • Maintains current awareness materials and distributions, while periodically reviewing, identifying, and proposing solutions to streamline functionality.
    • Manages the acquisition workflow for US offices, for both print and online, including but not limited to, ordering, tracking, receipt, processing, and budget.
    • Identifies and proposes cost saving measures related to acquisitions, including but not limited to annual contracts, swap periods, and consolidation of resources.
    • Plans and leads the Firm’s deskbook programs, print and digital, helping craft policies and ensuring compliance, as well as providing innovate ways to provide material.
    • Analyzes and develops current and potential data sets to allow for additional robust reporting features regarding the Firm’s collections and budgets.
    • Develops and administers the vendor and serial control databases in the department’s information management system.
    • Participate in the annual department budgeting process.
    • Assists in the onboarding of new employees by procuring access to resources.
    • Shelves books and files newsletters and periodicals as needed.
    • Assists in interlibrary loan requests as needed.
    • Strives to fulfill department mission and to adhere to department and firm rules at all times.
    • Practices and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation.
    • Performs any and all other duties as are necessary for the efficient functioning of the team.


    • Knowledge of the Firm’s Policies and Procedures.
    • Knowledge of basic budgeting and expenses management.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong technical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Strong sense of urgency.
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation.
    • Ability to think critically in a pressured environment.
    • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with varying levels of people within the organization.
    • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with others.    
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and discretion.
    • Ability to learn new databases and apply resource applications.
    • Familiarity with library cataloging systems and logic.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • MLS preferred.
    • Two years of law library experience preferred. 

    Additional Job Description


    Philadelphia - Market St.

    Time Type

    Full time

    Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.  The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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