Contra Costa County is recruiting to fill one (1) permanent part-time Library Assistant Advanced Level position within the Library Department. Library Assistants are assigned to either the Library Department or the Sheriff’s Office. The eligible list generated by this recruitment may also be used to fill full-time, part-time or permanent-intermittent vacancies as they occur.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Customer service oriented
  • Adaptable to changing situations
  • Organized
  • Effective in interpersonal interactions
  • Works well in diverse communities

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Customer service at the front desk, answering general reference questions
  • Assisting patrons with selecting and locating books and other information
  • Processing library materials to circulate them
  • Assisting reference staff with planning and presenting programming
  • Opening and closing a library
  • Assisting patrons with how to use library materials, including the catalog
  • Handling problems that arise with minimal supervision
  • Creating on-site daily work schedules

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • You will work in diverse communities that appreciate the library
  • You will be part of a team consisting of strong and professional staff
  • You will work in an organization that is committed to racial equity and inclusiveness
  • You will have the opportunity to be the on-site person in charge at a library outlet

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • There will be complex customer service issues
  • You may need to adapt to sudden changes
  • While a manager is available, they will not typically be on site, so you may be expected to solve some problems on your own
  • You may be working independently often with little on-site staff support


$57,774.48 – $73,780.44 Annually

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Closing Date

May 7, 2023