Job Listing: Principal Library Technician – BCC – East Bay

The Senior Library Technician oversees the day-to-day of the library workflow. They are responsible for managing the circulation services and maintains the library budget, assist librarians with staffing needs, and assists in preparation, maintenance and production of library stats.

Peralta/College InformationBerkeley City College

Berkeley City College ( BCC), one of California’s 112 community colleges, is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, only 1-1/2 blocks from the U.C. campus. The college’s mission is to contribute to the success of all students and to the well-being of the community by offering the best possible education which promises intellectual growth, social mobility, economic development and an understanding of diverse ideas and peoples. BCC is ranked second in the state in the percentage of students who transfer to U.C. Berkeley. 

BCC serves students who seek general education, transfer to four-year universities, associate degrees and certificates in liberal arts, the sciences, career/technical areas, or foundational skills. BCC students represent a diverse mix of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The college is an active partner in local economic development and employment training endeavors and maintains a strong and unique collaboration with U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley City College’s world-class faculty has created a student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence and student success. They have won distinction in the sciences, arts, English, humanities, multimedia arts, and the social sciences. Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

Long-term disability coverage. 

Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 20.70% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132) 

Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

Credit union membership 

Prepaid legal plan participation  

Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  

Subject to change.Job Title Principal Library Technician – BCC Time Base 40 hours/wk, 12 months/yr Compensation Salary Range: $4,233.90- $5,102.38/month, Hiring Range: $4,233.90 – $4,646.68/month – The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience. Position Type Classified Department Instructional Services-VP (851) Job Description SummaryUnder general direction, the Principle Library Technician performs a variety of paraprofessional and administrative library work.Duties & ResponsibilitiesAny one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all the tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position. 

Maintains the fiscal accountability of the total library budget (e.g. library materials, supplies, hourly librarians, temporary classified) by independently setting up and maintaining on-going accurate financial data; generating status reports; and monitoring budgets in the district administrative system (PeopleSoft.) 

* maintains library financial records (including encumbrances for on-order materials) in accordance with administrative system financial records. 

* Assists librarians with staffing needs and calculates the budget needed to fund the classified and hourly faculty personnel. 

* Assigns correct account codes to requisitions, processes them for payment and directs completed requisitions to appropriate department. 
* independently composes correspondence and memoranda 

* Review vendor invoices and statements. 

* Prepare periodic budget status report (e.g. library materials, supplies, hourly librarians, temporary classified) for librarians to monitor expenditures. 

* Collects and tallies monies from coin-operated copiers and other sources of revenue in the library; deposits these funds into the library trust fund and keeps accurate records of the on-going status of these funds. 

* Initiates electronic Personal Actions Forms (ePAFs) for faculty and classified library staff. 

* Prepares all time sheets for classified and temporary faculty personnel, records absences, collects and forwards leave of absence report forms. 

* Orders equipment and supplies by contacting independent dealers, District Purchasing Office and District Warehouse. 

* Assists in preparation, maintenance and production of library statistical records. 

* Screens and routes correspondence, including material of confidential nature and forwarding correspondence to appropriate staff. 

* Independently composes correspondence and memoranda. 

* Maintains, updates and monitors contracts for office equipment. 

* Maintains inventory of office supplies. 

* Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment such as copiers, computers and printers. 

* Conducts bibliographic research for library material orders using online resources such as Millennium, OCLC and GOBI; maintains title selection lists. 

* Supervises and participates in the ordering, receipt, checking in and payment of all library materials. 

* Initiates correspondence for claims and problems concerning ordering library materials. 

* Sets up and maintains acquisitions, serials and other records in Millennium. 

* Repairs and mends books and materials. 

* Assists faculty and staff members with inquiries regarding prices, publishers, titles, etc. 

* Assists with the opening and closing procedures of the Library. 

* Oversees coordination for proper coverage in the library’s different departments. 

* Trains, coordinates and supervises the work of the library technicians and student assistants. 

* Performs other related duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications1. Four (4) years of library technical experience or an A.A. Degree in Library Science and/or any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities. 

2. Demonstrated proficiency in the operation and use of office productivity software for word processing, spreadsheet and database management and presentation software programs (e.g. MS Office Suite, MS Word and Excel, Access and PowerPoint utilizing personal computers, internet browsers, websites and e-mail. 

3. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.Desirable Qualifications …

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