Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ventura County Law Library - Library Technician I/II/III

Library Technician I/II/III

Ventura County Law Library

To apply: please send cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Initial resume review begins October 19, 2015.

Under general supervision, provides a wide variety of clerical support and customer service to patrons of the Ventura County Law Library.

Any combination of education or experience which demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities may typically be demonstrated by:

Library Technician I
  • An Associate of Arts degree in Library Technology OR successful completion of two (2) years of collegecoursework (at least 48 units) and one (1) year of experience involving public contact OR successful completion of three (3) years of college coursework (at least 72 units) OR three (3) years of increasingly responsible clerical experience involving public contact or library services. 

Library Technician II
  • A Bachelor's degree plus one (1) year of library experience OR five (5) years of increasingly responsible clerical experience, two (2) of which involved public contact in a library services environment.

Library Technician III
  • Any combination of education, training or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years of library experience OR six (6) years of increasingly responsible clerical experience, three (3) of which involved public contact in a library services environment.

  • Graduate level courses (at least three [3]) in library science, public administration, law, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of library work experience.

  • Knowledge of law library procedures, methods and practices including classification, cataloging and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, administrative orders, case law and other relevant directives.
  • Knowledge of the principles of files and records management.
  • Knowledge of the principles of bookkeeping and/or accounting.
  • Knowledge of court processes, procedures and legal terminology.
  • Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, administrative orders, case law and other relevant directives.
  • Skill in assessing, evaluating, prioritizing and handling multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, representatives of other governmental agencies, the bar association, victims, witnesses, litigants, jurors, news media, general public and others having business with the courts of Ventura County.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized
  • software applications.

(The following EXAMPLES OF DUTIES are NOT intended as a comprehensive list of job functions/duties. Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed and/or may be required to perform additional, position-specific, duties.)
  • Provides on-site assistance to users of the Ventura County Law Library; greets visitors and determines general area(s) of need; responds to inquiries and requests for information and/or assistance; identifies potential sources/resources for information; provides information, assistance and support without providing legal advice.
  • Responds to inquiries within the parameters of office policies and procedures.

Library Technician I/II/III
  • Assists in researching, identifying and/or recommending additional library resource materials, publications and/or sources; assists in receiving, logging and cataloging new materials received; advises parties requesting specific materials of receipt/ availability.
  • Reviews shelves for missing and/or misplaced books, documents and/or other materials; assists in removing out of date materials; restocks shelves.
  • Assists in updating “pocket-parts” and other publications receiving revisions/corrections and/or updates.
  • Assists in the budget process; identifies anticipated and known book, periodicals, materials and related needs; provides estimated costs; responds to inquiries. Uses a cash register and performs a weekly deposit.
  • Assists in updating and maintaining book, periodical, supply and materials inventory.
  • Assists in creating, maintaining and updating a variety of statistical, financial and related files, records, reports, logs and related items; performs data entry.
  • Drafts, composes, edits and/or reviews a variety of correspondence, reports, records and logs, including informational fliers for the public.
  • Works with parties in person, via e-mail, mail and/or on the phone; answers calls, determines need/appropriate resource.
  • Responds to requests for information.
  • Performs clerical support and assistance as required; works with and assists court system staff and others in a variety of areas that may be outside the parameters of the law library.
  • Provides other office and customer service support and assistance as required.
  • Performs other functions as assigned.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
  • May be required to lift and/or carry heavy, bulky items, equipment, supplies and/or other materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

  • Medical: The Law Library contracts with CALPERS for a variety of health plans, medical only. The Law Library contributes a portion of the premium for the employee only at a rate established by the Law Library Board of Trustees, currently $410.00 per month.
  • Retirement: The Law Library participates as a public agency in CALPERS retirement plan, 2% at age 60, contributed to by both the employee and the library. For staff hired before 01/01/13 or with prior CalPERS membership the employee contribution rate is fixed at 7%. For employees hired after 01/01/13 the library and the employee split the cost of the retirement contribution.
  • The employee’s contribution rate is currently 6.25%. The library does not participate in Social Security for full-time employees.
  • Vacation/Sick Leave: Employees earn both sick leave and vacation hours based on their time in service to the Law Library.
  • Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year.

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