Sonoma County Library Announces an Employment Opportunity
LIBRARY SPECIALIST* BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) – ROSELAND
20 HOURS PER WEEK – PART TIME
* Pending classification study
We are seeking a bilingual customer service driven professional to perform routine library work at the Roseland Community Library.
The new location for the Roseland Community Library is scheduled to open in January 2020. New hires will be participating in training activities at various branches in the area, including the Central Santa Rosa Library and the current Roseland Community Library, prior to moving to the new location. Please visit https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/roseland-community-library/about-roseland-community-library to learn more about this exciting change!
Tentative Testing: week of October 7th & Tentative Interviews- week of October 21st or 28th
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position. Please complete supplemental questionnaire.
TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone with a friendly and helpful attitude
Registers patrons, enters patron information into library database and issues new or replacement library cards with accuracy; updates patron records; communicates with the patron about the procedure and explains rationale positively when denials are required
Listens attentively to patron’s questions about library account and answers in a calm and professional manner
Recognizes when a question needs to be directed to reference staff
Proactively collects fines and payments for lost materials
Assists patrons with the use of public computers and other electronic equipment
Efficiently and accurately balances daily cash and prepares deposit
Readily and proficiently uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; successfully incorporates the use of RFID and the StaffLink into daily circulation workflow
Efficiently receives and processes requests and reserves
Quickly and accurately sorts returned books
Processes magazines and gift books in a neat and timely manner; keeps magazines, periodicals, telephone books and other materials current
Readily provides clerical assistance to Librarians and other staff
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of clerical and office support work. An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish are required.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to remain tactful when working with the public
Close attention to detail
Ability to work independently while following established procedures
Incumbent will perform repetitive arm/hand movements using a keyboard and mouse, and will grasp/handle materials that weigh up to and occasionally more than 25 pounds. Incumbent will push wheeled carts weighing up to or occasionally more than 100 pounds.
SALARY RANGE: $21.20/hour to $26.48/hour plus prorated benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Friday, September 27, 2019
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.
The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at https://sonomalibrary.org/accessibility.
Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.
The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer