Saturday, September 3, 2016

College of the Sequoias - Library Technician - Full Time

12–month Classified Position

Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Job ID: 5338-c-01-16


Closing Date: September 14, 2016

Description of Position
  • Under the direction of the Director, Learning Resources, the Library Technician performs a wide variety of clerical and patron service duties in the College library; trains and provides work direction to student employees; and assists students and staff using the computers in the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to:
  • Two years college-level course work or the equivalent library experience.

Representative Duties
  • Provide a wide variety of information and assistance to students, staff and the general public in the use of library systems and other bibliographic tools in assigned area of the library; assist library patrons in assessing specific materials requested; provide assistance concerning the use of audio-visual equipment including microfilm readers.
  • Assist with the circulation of library books, periodicals and the maintenance of library collections and records.
  • Prepare and maintain records for overdue, missing and lost materials; process overdue materials; issue clearances on returned materials; tabulate and balance monthly circulation record.
  • Compile data for circulation usage statistics by category; compile data and charts of patrols use of reference room according to established guidelines.
  • Provide orientation to instructors and classes on location of materials in and use of reference room.
  • Assist students with use of a computer.
  • Coordinate the inter-library loan process.
  • Levy nes for overdue reserves and periodicals; collect payments for overdue and lost materials.
  • Maintain library shelves and assign students to tasks; maintain library in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Assist supervisor in maintaining a study environment in assigned area of the Library.
  • Receive and route incoming mail; record magazines and college catalogs received; process materials; set up and revise display area as needed.
  • Prepare reserved materials for instructors.
  • Assist in processing new materials as assigned; assist with annual inventory.
  • Train and provide work direction to student employees.
  • Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.

Working Conditions
  • Environment
  • Library environment.
  • Constant interruptions.
  • Contact with students, staff, supervisors, and the public.

Physical Abilities
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate with library patrons.
  • Ability to read library materials.
  • Ability to reach horizontally and above the shoulder to shelve and retrieve books.
  • Ability to carry and lift books weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to pull and push book carts.

Conditions of Employment
  • Salary is at Range 22 ($15.14 hourly / $2,624 monthly). Initial placement on step AA.
  • Salary increase after 6 months of satisfactory service; increases annually thereafter.
  • Minimum 5% increase if promoted.
  • 10–working months probationary period.
  • Union membership upon employment.
  • PERS Retirement.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents.
  • Employee life insurance ($100,000) is provided.

Screening Procedure
  • Only complete application packages will be evaluated by a qualified screening committee as soon as possible after the closing date. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • Application materials will be screened to determine the extent to which they meet the Representative Duties. A selected group of candidates will be invited for oral interviews. After initial interviews, finalists may be asked to return for a second interview.
  • All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit the following materials which must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline: September 14, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.
  • Completed COS classified application form (
  • Letter of interest addressing your interest in this position and the representative duties
  • Resume
  • Copies of transcripts. Officials required upon employment.

Send to:
Linda Reis
Human Resource Services
(559) 730-3867
College of the Sequoias CCD
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia Building, Room 5

Visalia, CA 93277-2234

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