Job Listing: Part-Time Library Assistant I/II (Yolo County)

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Woodland, CA

Job Type: Part Time

Department: Library

Job Number 2021-00122

Closing: 7/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, part-time (0.5 FTE) position in the class of Library Assistant at the Yolo County Archives and Records Center, part of the Yolo County Library System. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys or has experience with preserving and making historical documents accessible, records management, customer service, and administrative duties. The selected candidate will be hired at the Library Assistant I or Library Assistant II level depending on their background and experience and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The following full-time salary range for each classification level will be pro-rated to part-time compensation:
 Library Assistant I: $35,432 – $43,068 AnnuallyLibrary Assistant II: $39,480 – $47,988 Annually
The ideal candidate will be a community-oriented professional who has an interest in records management, historical preservation and access, outreach, and archival practices. They must also have strong organizational, time-management, and communication skills with a high level of attention to detail. Additionally, the ideal candidate would have experience with library and archival databases and digitization technology. Lastly, the Library Assistant must be able to lift 30 pounds and be comfortable going up and down ladders.

The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities.

Under close supervision, the incumbent 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.

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application and a completed Supplemental Questionnaire by the application deadline.   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.  Essential Functions

The position provides support for the Yolo County Archives and Records Center by assisting with routine departmental tasks. Duties include the following:  

  • Assists with the pick-up and delivery of records to and from the Records Center. 
  • Participates in the destruction of appropriate records in accordance with legal retention schedules and destruction guidelines. 
  • Conducts research and locates documents and records. 
  • Receives, researches, and responds to requests for information and records requests. 
  • Verifies that all incoming records for storage and destruction are processed in accordance with established Records Center procedures. 
  • Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls. 
  • Provides information and handles issues that may require sensitivity, confidentiality, and the use of sound independent judgment. 
  • Maintains County records, including assigning location codes and file numbers to all retained documents and records and applies appropriate indexing criteria. 
  • Maintains and updates records management database and indexes to track and retrieve records. 
  • Maintains logs of received, retrieved, and returned records. 
  • Works with County departments and Archives and Records Center Coordinator to update and create records retention and disposition schedules. 
  • Answers phones, schedules research appointments, documents research requests received by phone and email, and processes payments for reproductions. 
  • Assists the Archives and Records Center Coordinator during public hours with the retrieval and re-shelving of requested archival materials. 
  • Participates in outreach, workshops, and public relations as needed with the Archives and Records Center Coordinator. 
  • Performs digitization, description, and processing of archival materials. 
  • Assists with coordinating volunteer schedules and work assignments.

Please click here to view the full job description for the Library Assistant classification.Employment Standards

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of G.E.D. certificate.

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.

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.Application & Selection 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 closing 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.  In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  

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.     

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 may be changed at any time without notice.  

Continuously: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 7/12/21:  Screen for Best Qualified
Week of 7/26/21: Written Exam
TBD: Reference Checks
TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Background Check/Drug & Alcohol Screen

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.  

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.  

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

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.      

 Agency County of Yolo

Address 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, California, 95695

Phone (530) 666-8055