Monday, March 2, 2015

Anaheim Public Library - Part-Time Senior Library Clerk

SALARY: $17.82 - $21.66 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 02/27/15

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

The City of Anaheim Public Library seeks a highly enthusiastic Part Time Senior Library Clerk.  The Senior Library Clerk provides excellent customer service to our library patrons, performing a variety of complex circulation desk duties such as resolving customer issues, interpreting library policies, and cash reconciliation. The Senior Library Clerk also provides supervision and training to library clerks and pages, including daily scheduling and work assignment.  Candidates must have journey-level library clerical and supervisory experience.  Strong cash-handling and reconciliation experience is necessary for success. 

This part time position averages 20 hours per week.  Candidates must be available to be assigned a varied weekly schedule which normally includes evening and Saturday hours.  A minimum number of hours is not guaranteed.

Bilingual Spanish candidates are encouraged to apply!

The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Interact with and serve the needs of patrons, provide directional information, render circulation services, receive complaints related to circulation and use discretion in determining appropriate action to remedy complaints related to circulation.
Supervise and evaluate the work performance of part time employees; complete performance evaluations; and recommend disciplinary action.
Register patrons for library cards, including verifying addresses, completing forms, entering information into a computer terminal explaining library procedures.
Prepare circulation desk for opening each day by processing books returned over night, log in newspapers, locate books for "send list" and puts out books for morning run.
Collect overdue and damaged book fines using iNovah cashing system.
Maintain the condition of the book shelves by assigning shelving to the Library Pages and monitoring the accuracy and neatness of the shelving activities.
Accept gift books and materials from the public.
Post materials to bulletin boards and maintains current condition.
Store, complete inventory and requisition office supplies.
Receive patron requests to reserve materials, check collection for availability of titles and places materials on reserve.
Type file cards, memos, envelopes, forms, general correspondence and reports.
Operate a computer terminal, entering reserves, checking books in and out and searching for information.
Prepare books for shelving on book truck.
Prepare periodic reports, such as monthly statistical summary and circulation desk report.
Input payroll time to computer, verify and submit.
Answer questions that do not require searching for and abstracting technical data.
Prepare daily cash count for deposit with iNovah reports.
Ensure media collection is maintained in an accurate and neat manner.
Develop and type procedures related to Circulation activities.
Take charge of operating the circulation section of the library, as assigned.
Train, assign and monitor the work of circulation section staff and volunteers.
Prepare work schedules for part-time employees utilizing Microsoft Excel.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Candidates must have experience in performing journey level library clerical work and basic supervision techniques.
Demonstrate knowledge of standard library practices and procedures including circulation; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation; basic math; simple record keeping methods; basic payroll procedures; basic library procedures; basic principles of supervision and training ;modern office practices, methods and computer equipment; confidentiality of customer information.
Have the ability to schedule, assign and monitor the work of a small clerical and/or part-time staff; understand pertinent procedures and functions quickly and apply them without immediate supervision; maintain accurate records and files; deal diplomatically with patrons; speak clearly and distinctly; effectively train assigned employees; operate a typewriter keyboard with accuracy; operate a computer terminal; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

This part time position averages 20 hours per week.  Candidates must be available to be assigned a varied weekly schedule which normally includes evening and Saturday hours.  A minimum number of hours is not guaranteed.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  The deadline for the first review of applications is on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:00PM but applications will be accepted until a sufficient candidate pool has been established..  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a complete application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communications regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.


201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 501
Anaheim, CA 92805

Part Time Senior Library Clerk Supplemental Questionnaire

*             1. This part time position averages 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available to be assigned a varied weekly schedule which normally includes evening and Saturday hours. A minimum number of hours is not guaranteed. Are you available for this requirement?
Yes Yes     No No

*             2. Do you possess both journey-level library clerical and supervisory experience?
Yes Yes     No No

*             3. How many years of library clerical experience do you possess?
Checkbox None
Checkbox Less than 1 year
Checkbox At least 1 year, less than 2 years
Checkbox At least 2 years, less than 4 years
Checkbox At least 4 years or more
*             4. Please describe your library clerical experience in detail. If none, type N/A.

*             5. Please describe your supervisory experience, including details such as number and types of employees supervised and how you trained and scheduled your employees. If none, type N/A.

*             6. Please describe any other relevant library education and library experience. If none, type N/A.

*             7. Do you have experience in cash handling and reconciliation?
Yes Yes     No No

*             8. Please describe your cash handling and reconciliation experience. If none, type N/A.

*             9. Do you have experience in resolving library patron concerns?
Yes Yes     No No

*             10. Please describe your experience in resolving library patron concerns. If none, type N/A.

*             11. In addition to strong English communications skills, are you proficient in any other language(s)?
Checkbox No
Checkbox Spanish
Checkbox Other language(s)
                12. If you are proficient in additional language(s), please list the language and if you speak, read, and/or write in that language. Otherwise, type N/A if you are not proficient in any additional language.

* Required Question

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