306 Walnut Ave South San Francisco

Applications are being accepted for the part-time hourly position of Librarian I with the City of South San Francisco.



Hourly Rate: $32.82 – $39.89 per hour

Shift Times: Monday – Saturday; hours vary and may include evening and weekend shifts.

The City of South San Francisco is a General Law city with a population of 66,185 residents that grows to 110,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area’s main transportation routes, including 101, 280, Caltrain, BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, and the San Francisco International Airport.

The City of South San Francisco is a full-service city with 12 City Departments including Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 460 full-time regular employees.

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past. In recent years, the City has been redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit, which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World.

South San Francisco’s biotechnology cluster is the largest in the world, with roughly 45,000 life science workers, 200 biotech companies, and over 12 million square feet of office/R&D facilities – with an additional 9 million square feet of new R&D facilities in the development pipeline.

South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play.


The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. Both Project Read and the CLC are known for their creative grant-funded projects and collaborations with local schools, CBOs and government agencies. The Library’s annual budget is $5.9 million with a staff of 40 FTE’s and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active member of the Peninsula Library System and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management.

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Ideal Candidate
The ideal Librarian I will have knowledge of library principles, practices and procedures, including privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom in a library context; procedures, methods, techniques and sources used in library work, including but not limited to technical services, collection development and maintenance, reference and reader’s advisory services, programming and promotional methods, books, authors and subject genres, reference and research sources and resources; library automation, computer software and equipment, mobile devices, and e-readers; and library procedures, including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions and online searching. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to effectively supervise library operations in the absence of senior library staff; develop skills in all service areas to teach and assist at any public service point of need; stay current in new technologies that impact library and patron services and adopt new technologies for improved library services; and interact positively with a wide variety of patrons in a busy environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Experience: None required.

Training: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

To review complete job descriptions which include all special requirements, go to http://www.ssf.net

Hourly Rate: $32.82 – $39.89 per hour


Special Instructions

To be considered for this employment opportunity, you must complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire in their entirety. A resume may be included but does not substitute for a complete application. Applications with “see resume” as a substitution for the work experience description, those with unclear past employment information or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered.

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Prior to hire, and after a conditional offer of appointment has been made, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a reference check and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to nature and recency of the conviction and relationship to job duties. All City standards must be met before the final appointment is made.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract and is subject to change. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

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Apply at: https://www.calopps.org/south-san-francisco/job-20233287