Tuesday, March 14, 2017

City of Salinas-Library Technician

Job Link: https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=30372&kw=

Close Date: Mar 27, 2017

Salary: $3,102.00 - $3,959.00 Monthly

Position: The current vacancy is in the Technical Services division of the Library and Community Services Department. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly desired.

Special Instructions: All interested applicants must provide a typing certificate reflecting 40 net words per minute, valid within the last twelve (12) months, and a copy of high school diploma or equivalent at the time of application as a single PDF attachment or submit to Human Resources prior to final filing date. Typing exams completed online are not accepted. Applications are incomplete without the required documents.

Description: To perform a wide variety of technical and clerical library work related to such activities as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, reserves, serials and inter-library loans. This is the entry-journey level class in the Library Technician series and is distinguished from the Senior Library Technician by the performance of the less complex activities of the non-professional library series. Incumbents are expected to perform assigned duties with only occasional instruction or assistance within a relatively short period of time. Receive general supervision from a Senior Library Technician or Technical Services Manager. May receive indirect supervision from higher-level department staff. May exercise supervision over lower-level library positions.

Essential Job Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Post, file and maintain recurring cumulative records; compile data and prepare summary activity reports including circulation statistics, user reports, and materials collection lists. Assign routine tasks and provide technical instruction to part-time and other subordinate positions in area of responsibility. Record receipt of material. Maintain appropriate liaison with vendors and representatives from other libraries and departments. Train and assist library patrons in the use of the Library’s integrated catalog/circulation system. Perform routine technical services clerical tasks such as acquisitions, physical processing, data input, collection maintenance and filing. Follow accepted industry and local standards in performing copy cataloging of library materials in a variety of languages, with the primary languages being English and Spanish. Create and maintain item level records for books and other library materials using the Library’s integrated library system software. Operate various office machines, computer terminals and other equipment as required. Repair and mend library materials; request replacement of materials not able to be mended for general use. Promote and maintain safety in the work place. Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Knowledge of: Standard public library procedures, terminology, and rules. Dewey Decimal system. Modern office methods, practices and procedures. English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and basic arithmetic. Rules of bibliographic description and basic library database record structure. Applicable software applications. Ability to: Perform a variety of technical and clerical library work with speed and accuracy. Learn to use the Library’s integrated catalog/circulation system to locate library materials as well as to create and maintain bibliographic, item and patron records. Assist patrons in the location and use of basic library materials. Work independently. Work with numbers and alphabet accurately. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Maintain accurate records with attention to detail. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Deal courteously and tactfully with the public. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and the general public. Supervise and train assigned staff. Effectively organize workload. Skills to: Type at a speed of 40 words per minute.

Physical and Mental Characteristics: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to repair book bindings, write, use telephone, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials and distinguish colors; hearing sufficient to conduct in-person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, climb and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, physical strength to lift up to 20 lbs.; may occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. of books; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; and mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions, and safely operate a motor vehicle.

Working Conditions and Environment: Business office working environment subject to sitting at a desk or standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files, occasionally pushing/pulling of book carts and supplies, lifting and transferring books from bins to carts and to shelves; reaching in all directions and prolonged periods of time working at a computer terminal.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Education and Experience: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to graduation from high school/GED and one year of public library experience when assigned to the Circulation Services division and one year of library technical service experience when assigned to the Technical Services division.

Selection Process: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an application appraisal or oral interview with a supplemental questionnaire and/or written exam. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. CITY COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE E-MAIL ON YOUR APPLICATION. Finalist interview/assessment will be held with the City of Salinas.

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