Thursday, March 3, 2016

Woodland - Yolo County - Extra-Help Library Assistant: Bilingual Spanish/Russian

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invites applications for the position of:

Extra-Help Library Assistant: Bilingual Spanish/Russian

SALARY:     $15.30 - $18.60 Hourly
$2,652.00 - $3,224.21 Monthly
$31,824.00 - $38,690.50 Annually
OPENING DATE:     03/02/16
CLOSING DATE:     03/08/16 05:00 PM
The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill part-time, "Extra-help" positions in the class of Extra-Help Library Assistant - Spanish/Russian Bilingual at the Library.  "Extra-help" employees are temporarily hired to provide coverage for periods of limited duration, and are paid on an hourly basis.  In order to be considered for this position, candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish or Russian.  This recruitment will close at 5PM on March 8, 2016 OR when 100 applications are received, whichever occurs first. If 100 applications are received first, this recruitment will close without notice.  Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application and responses to supplemental questions by 5pm on the final filing date.

The candidates selected for these positions will support zero to five programs and provide customer service to library patrons at the Yolo County Library branches.  Position responsibilities will include assisting the Youth Services Librarian with planning and implementing the Bilingual storytime, providing Early Literacy education to parents, developing related activities, attending trainings, and participating in outreach activities.  An example of the types of duties that will be performed are as follows:

    Present a weekly bilingual storytime, either in Spanish/English or Russian/English.
    Assist with the development and promotion of bilingual and culturally relevant programs targeting families and their children.
    Register participants for programs and track data as required.
    Assist with designing and implementing age-appropriate art and craft activities to develop motor skills.
    Assist with the creation of promotional materials for literacy programs, in English as well as Spanish and Russian.

The ideal candidate(s) will have a degree or have taken coursework in Early Childhood Education, have an understanding of Early/Emergent Literacy, and have knowledge of the techniques of planning, development, and implementation of programs for children 0-5 years old and their families including selection of storytelling and parenting resource materials.  At least one year of experience working with children ages 0-5 is preferred.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Under close supervision, performs a variety of routine and repetitive library clerical work; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the entry level of the library paraprofessional series. Positions in this class are characterized by the performance of routine clerical duties requiring discretion and judgment in applying procedures and guidelines. Considerable public contact is involved in the explanation of library services and functions.

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.


    Prepares circulation desk for service and checks-out, renews, and checks-in library materials;
    Works at the circulation desk and provides high level customer service;
    Responds to routine questions from patrons; responds to patron complaints and refers difficult problems to appropriate staff person; Issues library cards;
    Assists patrons in requesting books, including inter-library loan;
    Explains library's circulation policies and procedures;
    Shelves library materials numerically and alphabetically;
    Files a variety of items alphabetically;
    Explains the layout of library;
    Prepares books, newspapers and periodicals for circulation;
    Searches shelves and files for requested and overdue materials;
    Receives, receipts, and deposits monies paid for fines and fees and lost or damaged materials;
    Assists with packing, unpacking, and distributing delivery and new book boxes;
    Performs basic troubleshooting of public computers and library equipment.

Technical Services:

    Performs routine database maintenance;
    Process routine inter-library/inter-branch loan requests;
    Prepares and processes routine book orders.

Circulation and Technical Services:

    Processes and routes in-coming and out-going mail;
    Performs outreach and represents the library in the community;
    Provides input into collection development;
    Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature;
    Works on improving customer service skills by attending relevant meetings and/or workshops.

This position may also require the performance of different essential or marginal functions depending upon work locations, assignment or shift.
Education: Graduation from high school or possession of G.E.D. certificate.

Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge of: basic library tools, methods, and procedures; correct English usage and spelling; Dewey decimal classifications system, Library of Congress subject headings, and library filing rules; library functions and services.

Ability to: organize work assignments; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively with a wide variety of people of all ages; perform repetitive and detailed tasks with accuracy; interpret and apply library rules and procedures; learn the library collection and provide routine informational assistance; analyze situations and take appropriate action; exercise judgment; work harmoniously and cooperatively with others; work a flexible and changing schedule, including evenings and weekends; use or quickly learn to use, online circulation systems, online catalog, databases and other computer applications; learn, use and apply library policies and procedures, vocabulary and materials.
Application Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, and a completed supplemental questionnaire for this position.  Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

    As an attachment to the online application
    By e-mail to
    By fax to (530) 666-8049
    By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

Week of 03/07/2016 Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 03/21/2016 Written Exam
Week of 03/28/2016  Screen for Best Qualified
TBD Department Selection Interviews
TBD Reference Checks
TBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
TBD Estimated Start Date

Written Examination
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination.  This examination may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in this job announcement.  Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of the examination to the email address included in the application.  All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email.  Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order.  The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination, in conjunction with any county or veteran's preference points.

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Carol Barrientos by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8053.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.


625 Court Street, Room 101
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 666-8055

    Position #2016-00013

Extra-Help Library Assistant: Bilingual Spanish/Russian Supplemental Questionnaire

*     1.     The job bulletin for this class outlines the steps in the application and selection process, and contains all necessary information that an applicant will need to complete and submit a complete application packet. Complete application packets MUST be submitted prior to the final filing date. Candidates will not be given additional time to submit additional information. I have read and certify that I understand the application instructions for this position. I understand that all required documents must be submitted by the final filing date, and I have reviewed the job bulletin to ensure I understand what is required to submit a complete application packet.
    Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
*     2.     I have read the above instructions and understand that my responses to the supplemental questions are required, and my responses will be used to determine the best qualified candidates for this job. I certify that my responses are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that should my name be placed on an eligible list and it is later found that my responses are inaccurate, my name will be immediately removed from the eligible list and I will be deemed ineligible for consideration for employment in this class with Yolo County.
    Yes Yes    No No

*     3.     Are you able to read, write, and speak Spanish in addition to English?
    Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
*     4.     Are you able to read, write, and speak Russian in addition to English?
    Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
*     5.     Please indicate your highest level of education.
    Checkbox No high school diploma or GED
Checkbox High school diploma or GED
Checkbox Some College
Checkbox Associates Degree
Checkbox Bachelors Degree
Checkbox Masters Degree
Checkbox Juris Doctor
Checkbox Doctorate Degree
*     6.     If you indicated that you have any amount of college education in question #5, please list the degree program or coursework description below.

*     7.     Please discuss any regular paid and/or volunteer experience you have working in a library. Include in your response the types of duties you performed as part of your library work experience.

*     8.     Describe any experience you have planning, developing, and/or implementing programs for children 0-5 years old.

* Required Question

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