Thursday, December 20, 2012

Marin County - Library Assistant II - Spanish Language Services

Full-Time: $3,677 to $4,347 / Month

Wednesday, January 2 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013                                  Part-Time:  $22.63 to $26.75 / Hour

Recruitment closes promptly at 4:00pm on January 9, 2013                         
Recruitment #1375-12-09

NOTE:  Candidates will be able to work on their applications from Monday, December 17, 2012, through Wednesday, January 9, 2013.  Applications will only be accepted beginning 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2 through 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO 9:00AM ON January 2 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.   This includes applications submitted via post, hand, or online.  We will not be accepting applications submitted via facsimile (Fax).  A complete application packet includes a completed and signed Marin County application and a completed supplemental application form.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Please call our office at (415) 473-6104 with any questions.

YOU'RE INVITED TO APPLY:  The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) are announcing a recruitment for the position of Library Assistant II (Spanish Language Services).

CURRENT VACANCY:  Currently there is one (1) part-time vacancy located at the Novato Branch library.  Part-time hours consist of 37.5 hours per pay period (18.75 hours per week) depending on the needs of the library. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.  For future opportunities, please indicate your interest in part-time, full-time and/or extra hire employment on your application.

MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY: With a mission to engage the community, provide innovative library services and foster lifelong learning, the MCFL serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County, as well as, the cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Marin City, Ross, and Novato. Along with a dedicated share of a stable local property tax, the MCFL enjoys broad community support as shown by the recent passage of a supplemental parcel tax by more than 74%. Through the activities of the County’s ten-branch library system, the MCFL offers an expansive collection; digital content; public access computers; free wi-fi; AV and print resources; special programming for children, teens and seniors; literacy programs serving both families and individuals; and study space for students of all ages.

THE POSITION:  The Library Assistant II (Spanish Language Services) assists with the marketing, programming and presentation of outreach efforts to Spanish language communities primarily in and around the Novato area including coordinating events and activities, presenting library programs, and creating Spanish language displays and exhibits. In addition to supporting the programming efforts, the Library Assistant II answers directional, informational and basic reference questions; assists patrons in locating and selecting books and other materials; performs simple bibliographic searches; and assigns and reviews the work of lower level staff and volunteers. Duties will be performed in both English and Spanish.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have prior experience programming and conducting outreach for Spanish language communities; assigning and reviewing the work of lower level staff and volunteers; and training staff and volunteers in library policies and work procedures. In addition, the ideal candidate will work effectively in both an independent and team environment; be able to apply strong organizational, planning, and problem solving skills in a rapidly changing environment; recognize and respect cultural differences; and be passionate and enthusiastic about public library service and recognize that the library is a place where information transforms lives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of experience assisting patrons in a public or academic library.  College coursework in library sciences may be substituted up to one year of the required experience.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE:  The first 50 qualified candidates whose applications are received between 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 will be forwarded for additional testing. Testing may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.

ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION:                                 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013

(Tentative Selection Interview by Library Department: Friday, February 8, 2013)

BILINGUAL CERTIFICATION:  The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to appointment.  A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered at the time of selection to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements of the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.

ONLINE APPLICATION: You may apply online at:




Obtain the necessary application materials for the desired position from the Marin County Human Resources Department at the address below.  You may apply online, or application materials may be picked up in person or requested by phone.

If you have questions regarding Equal Employment, please contact the Equal Employment Officer at (415) 473-7398.  For questions regarding the position announcement or examination, contact the Marin County Human Resources Department.  For a complete listing of all current opportunities, visit the County’s recruitment website, or call the Marin County 24-Hour Job Line.  The Job Line is updated every Friday afternoon.


3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE l ROOM 415 l SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4189

OFFICE PHONE (415) 473-6104 l 24-HOUR JOB LISTING (415) 473-7800

l FAX (415) 473-3669 l TTY (415) 473-5780



The County of Marin has established career ladders which illustrate a progressive career path for employees. For more information go to: http://mine/mine/HR/main/docs/Career_Ladders_Cover_Memo.pdf

Complete the application documents in full and submit your materials, including the DD-214 if applicable, no later than the final filing deadline date and time on the Job Announcement flyer.  Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and thoroughly describe your duties.  Resumes are not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the standard or supplemental application form.  Initial evaluation of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the County.  Possession of the stated minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.  Application materials must be received no later than the recruitment closing date and time posted on the job announcement.  Original documents mailed must be postmarked no later than the final deadline date.  Faxed application documents will not be accepted.

Make copies of any information you wish to keep; copies of submitted materials will not be returned.  The Human Resources Department will not provide copies of submitted application materials to candidates.  Submit your completed application materials to the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. of the application closing date.  If the recruitment is open and continuous, submit completed application materials as soon as possible.  The filing period for an open and continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.


All completed application documents will be reviewed.  Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, online assessment, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin County will be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States within three days of employment.


Applicants may appeal a step in the examination or selection process by submitting a written appeal to the Human Resources Director within fourteen calendar days after the notice of results of a testing step has been mailed.  The written statement must include the specific grounds and reasons upon which the complaint is based.

Sacramento - Principal Librarian - Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Job Opportunity Bulletin
Principal Librarian
Submit application by: December 31, 2012

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is California’s top law enforcement officer and heads the California Department of Justice, which employs over 4,000 people. The Attorney General represents the people of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States.

Under the direct supervision of the Statewide Manager and the Director of the Division of Administrative Support (DAS), the Principal Librarian serves as the statewide manager of the Law Library Services program which consists of six full-service law libraries located in Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Plans, organizes and directs a variety of library programs and the work of a professional law library staff. Serves as the law library program's primary administrative point of contact with the DAS accounting, contracts, purchasing, facilities, budget, information services, legal support and legal division managers.

Manages the law library collection, new acquisitions and standing orders, cataloging, maintaining statewide databases, and managing office holdings. Negotiates complex contracts for library resources with library vendors. Consults with law librarians statewide and legal divisions to address law library needs and to determine expansion, modification and reduction of the law library collection.

Represents the AG’s Office and consults with the Department of General Services during negotiations for the Master Services Agreements. Represents the department at local and national library association meetings.

Maintains membership in professional library associations. Keeps abreast of current trends in law library procedures, developments and changing technology. Conducts special projects, provides management and direction on major library programs and the work of the law library staff.

To apply, visit our website at,, to read the complete Principal Librarian Bulletin. Read the minimum/desirable qualifications and follow the detailed filing instructions.
Additional Information:
• Location: Sacramento, California
• Appointment: Permanent / Full Time
• Shift: Monday to Friday. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Salary Range: $5788 - $7035 per month, plus excellent State of California benefits
• A fingerprint check will be required
• Submit inquiries to:

Submit your complete application package by December 31, 2012 to:
Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
1300 “I” Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, California
Attn: Ellen Hickerson

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Quincy Library - Librarian - Part-Time

Come work in beautiful Quincy, California! .5 FTE position to perform a variety of professional library services and programs under direction of County Librarian. Responsible for cataloging materials and working circulation desk at Quincy branch library. Must have two years library experience or M.L.I.S. degree. Apply at Plumas County website

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sacramento Public Library - Technology Assistant

Interested candidates should apply online at

Sacramento Public Library
Service Philosophy: Customers are the library’s first priority. Staff: understand service through the lens of the customer; deliver service with respect; make decisions that support successful customer interactions. Customers: enjoy a seamless and successful library experience as defined by their own expectations; choose their own method of interaction – staff assisted, self-directed or virtual.
Technology Assistant - $15.12 per hour
Grade: 2
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Central Library, Branches
Date: 11/2007
Job Summary: Assists customers with the use of public computers, related technologies and computer-related questions; troubleshoots printers and software; administers internet access process for customers; assists in the general operation and maintenance of technology classrooms; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
1. Assists customers with:
• the basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other standard software on the library computers;
• the use of various library applications as well as PC and other equipment configurations;
• printers, VD- or DVD-burners, photocopiers, microform readers, MP-3 players, and other technologies available in the library;
• public internet access;
• computer searches and using electronic databases;
2. Contacts the Information Technology department or IT Help Desk for additional technology assistance for more complex issues;
3. Refers customers to other library staff, as appropriate, for assistance with non-technology related questions;
4. Assists in the general operation and maintenance of public computer areas or technology classrooms;
5. Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
6. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
7. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
8. Creates documentation and guides to assist library customers and staff in using library technologies;
9. Keeps abreast of library programming interests and trends by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more effective, innovative programming;
10. Attends meetings and events; participates in various teams when needed; and

SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY Technology Assistant Approved by the Library Authority Board 11/29/07 Resolution # 07-45

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
Knowledge of:
1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;
2. Thorough knowledge of personal computers, office software applications and multimedia equipment;
3. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, e-mailing systems, and other relevant software packages;
4. Capacity to work independently and see assigned tasks through to completion;
5. Possess a willingness to learn, ask questions, and follow instructions and library procedures;

Ability to:
1. Follow a sequential workflow and attention to accuracy, detail and neatness;
2. Quickly learn library specific applications;
3. Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
4. Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
5. Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
6. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
7. Successfully communicate with members of the public and other staff;
8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;
9. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure; and
10. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;

Skill in:
1. The use of personal computers, peripherals, software and other electronic devices;
2. Effectively troubleshooting technology problems.

Education and Experience:
1. High School diploma, G.E.D. or work permit.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will. Requires occasional stooping or bending and occasional light lifting of items or materials up to 20 pounds. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY Technology Assistant Approved by the Library Authority Board 11/29/07 Resolution # 07-45
vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations. Interaction with performers, library staff, library customers, and other libraries will be necessary to provide and receive information, or resolve situations or problems.
A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.