JOB: Library Specialist, Sonoma County Library, Full Time


Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity
LIBRARY SPECIALIST – SONOMA VALLEY
40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME
We have a full-time opening at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library. The position will perform routine library work and provide excellent customer service to our patrons. Spanish Bilingual Skills Preferred. Scheduled hours are currently Tuesday through Saturday 9 am-6 pm; hours may also include one evening per week, and may alternate between a Monday-Friday and Tuesday-Saturday schedules every several months. Please fill out Supplemental Questionnaire.
THE POSITION:
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials, and charge and discharge materials.
Registers patrons, enters patron information into library database, and issues new and replacement library cards; updates patron records and accounts.
Answers patron questions about library accounts; resolves patron account issues and circulation problems such as partial returns, claims returned, and damaged and lost items
Informs patron of and advises patrons on library policies, procedures, operations and services in person and over the telephone; interprets circulation policies and procedures to the public
Demonstrates and provides basic assistance in using library technology equipment including self-service checkout machines, public computers, copy machines and microfilm readers; refers more technically advanced questions and demonstrations to appropriate staff
Provides assistance to patrons by answering basic questions about the location of general sections of the library collection; refers patrons to the appropriate library staff, desks and departments
May provide basic reference (i.e. informational and directional) in person or on the telephone using the online catalog, library databases, and other immediately available resources to assist in the location of specific items
Carries out hold list responsibilities, fills hold requests; searches shelves for holds, scans items into the automated computer system and prints hold slips; maintains hold shelves.
Carries out other responsibilities pertinent to computer generated reports and searches, including searches for trace, missing and lost items.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of library, customer service, clerical or office support work experience. An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience. Spanish Bilingual skills preferred.

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
Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS:
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: $23.51/hour to $29.37/hour plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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. Please attach transcript document(s).
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 dkatzung@sonomalibrary.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 INFORMATION:
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.
Current Sonoma County Library Employees: Please review the MOU, amended Article 10.5 regarding Part-time Employee Benefits to see how changing your status from full-time to part-time as a result of accepting a part-time position will impact your benefit premium costs for health, dental, and vision plans.
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