Category Library

Region Northern Bay Area

Job Type Full-Time

Close Date 10/7/2022 at 11:59pm

Salary $25.20-$33.77 Hourly

Additional Questionnaires Supplemental


420 Litho Street Sausalito, 94965


The City of Sausalito Invites Applications for the Position of


Pay: $25.20 – $33.77 Hourly*

Plus an excellent benefits package

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, October 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Under general supervision, the Library Assistant II is a journey-level class in the Library Assistant series. The Library Assistant II performs a full range of technical and clerical duties in support of various activities, programs, and functions of the library.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • At least one (1) year of experience in a library environment, preferably at a public library.
  • The ability to provide friendly and effective customer service to library users of all ages.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices used in the technical processing of materials in print and non-print formats.
  • The ability to perform technical and clerical library tasks, including participating in the development and implementation of library programs and activities.
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments.
  • The ability to work well within a team and contribute to group decisions.

 *The City is establishing a four-day a week, 36-hour work week which will begin on or before October 1, 2022.  This may impact employee wages depending on the assigned schedule and date of hire.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Processes new materials for addition to the library collection.
  • Maintains current and accurate library catalog and circulation database records.
  • Checks library materials in and out, prepares materials for return to circulation, registers new patrons, prepares and sends appropriate correspondence.
  • Answers general reference/research questions and provides readers advisory services to the public.
  • Provides support to users of the library’s public computers and users of the library’s digital collections of e-books and e-audiobooks.
  • Assists in planning, preparing, and presenting library programs, activities, and exhibits.
  • Evaluates materials for mending or removal from the collection.
  • Explains library policies and procedures.
  • May conduct surveys and/or compile statistics and data, write periodic and special reports.
  • Works with vendors to maintain library supplies.
  • As assigned, provides supervision to other library clerical personnel and volunteers.
  • Conducts on-the-job training for new library clerical personnel.
  • Actively participates in team meetings with other library staff.
  • Reviews work methods and recommends improvements.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic practices, principles, and procedures of a municipal library.
  • Operations of modern office equipment, including computers.
  • Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Principles and practices used in the technical processing of materials in print and non-print formats.
  • Library computer processes, functions and applicable software applications.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Basic principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to:

  • Maintain accurate and current records and files.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate and use office equipment, including computers and standard business machines.
  • Deal tactfully and efficiently with the public.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Perform technical and clerical library tasks, including participating in the development of educational, informational, cultural, and other library programs and activities.
  • Instruct, coordinate, and schedule, as required, clerical library staff and volunteers.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures to the general public and staff.


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

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College level course work in Library Science or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Experience: One (1) year of technical and clerical experience, preferably in a public library.

Special Requirement: The position may require working some weekend and evening hours; may be required to adjust work schedule to meet library needs.


Cafeteria Benefit Plan:  The City offers a healthy cafeteria benefit program including choices among plan options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and PERS long-term care insurance. 

Retirement:  The City is a part of the CalPERS retirement plan and does not contribute to Social Security. Classic employees – 2% @55 formula, highest 3-year average compensation PEPRA employees – hired after 1/1/13 or Classic employee with 6- month break in service are eligible for a 2% @ 62 formula, highest 3-year average compensation 

Leave:  Employees earn 120 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year. 

Union Membership: This position is non-exempt and subject to the overtime rules of the Federal Labor Standards Board and is part of the Service Employees’ International Union group (SEIU). 

Special Instructions

It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.  The most qualified will be invited to a panel interview. Those that score the highest out of the panel interview will be advanced to department interviews. It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Completion of the supplemental questions is a required part of the application and examination process.   “See Resume” will not be acceptable as an answer to supplemental questions.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Please go to the Member Agencies tab and select the City of Sausalito. Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire.All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Human Resources, or (415) 289- 4130.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2022.

The City of Sausalito is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: Sausalito is a beautiful, San Francisco Bay front city of approximately 7,400 residents within 2.2 square miles that serves a visitor population that may be several times the size of the year-round population. The blend of historical buildings, wooded hillsides, and sweeping Bay and San Francisco views combine to make Sausalito a community of unparalleled charm and natural beauty.



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