City of Stockton, CA SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT in City of Stockton, California

SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

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SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Salary

$4,204.63 - $5,398.20 Monthly

Location

City of Stockton, CA

Job Type

Classified

Department

Library Services

Job Number

0918-04137

Closing

9/21/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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DEFINITION

OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:

$4,204.63 - $4,420.73 - $4,646.82 - $4,885.07 - $5,135.54 - $5,398.20

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: Week of 10/22/18

In Stockton, there is a central library and four branch libraries; there are eight branch libraries in the County. In addition, a Bookmobile serves outlying areas and participates in community events. In November 2016, Stockton citizens passed a local funding measure that will revitalize the City's Library and Recreation services. The coming years will be an exciting time, focused on restoring and expanding services, including new programs, facilities, and community events that will make a significant impact on the lives of Stockton and San Joaquin County families. The Library prides itself on its priorities of providing excellent customer service and designing programs and services to meet the needs of the more than 600,000 residents in San Joaquin County. Upcoming initiatives include increasing bandwidth at all library branches and implementing several new electronic resources that support academic goals and meet residents' information and recreational interests.

The successful candidate will oversee circulation projects (planning, organizing and implementing) and train staff in circulation processes. This position will also direct the work of Circulation Assistants at the main library. We are currently recruiting for one vacancy at Chavez Central Library - Circulation and System Training.

Incumbents in this position work 40 hours per week, which include evening and weekend hours.

Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System and are in a "for-cause" employment status represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association Bargaining Unit. (Classified/Represented)

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time regular status at time of application City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list, or a combination of both.

These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.

Under general supervision, provides lead direction to assigned staff and/or has functional responsibility for a defined library service area or grant project; performs complex and difficult paraprofessional work in support of library operations; performs related work as assigned.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the lead and/or specialist class in the Library Assistant paraprofessional series. Incumbents provide employee work direction and review, plan, and organize a paraprofessional service function and are responsible for the handling of more complex and difficult assignments. This class is distinguished from the Librarian in that the latter is a professional class requiring specialized library science education and training.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

  • Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of assigned Library Assistants, Circulation Assistants, and other library support staff and volunteers; resolves complex questions related to the daily work.

  • Trains staff in work procedures and participates in the evaluation of work performance and the interviewing selection of employment candidates.

  • Plans, organizes, and implements long- or short-term special projects and programs.

  • Performs reference and reader's advisory assistance to the public, using reference materials, local on-line databases, and other appropriate tools.

  • Verifies bibliographic information for books, periodicals, pamphlets, documents, films, videos, and other library materials using indexes, catalog guides, local or national computerized databases, and other bibliographic sources preparatory to borrowing materials from other libraries for local patrons; evaluates requests to determine the best strategy for filling requests at least cost.

  • Performs bibliographic verification for materials in preparation for cataloging; catalogs materials according to established procedures.

  • Reviews informational materials and recommends additions and deletions to collection or the distribution of materials to outlying locations.

  • Maintains a variety of records and may prepare brief narrative or statistical reports.

  • Assists library professional staff on assigned special projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Possession of 90 semester units/135 quarter units from an accredited college or university; and three years of full-time paid library paraprofessional support experience equivalent to the City's Library Assistant I and II or Circulation Assistant I and II classes.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:

  • Standard library terminology and practices related to library support work;

  • Computer user applications and software programs used in library support work;

  • Basic supervisory principles and practices; and

  • Basic analytical and project planning principles and techniques.

Skill in:

  • Planning, assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of others on an ongoing or project basis;

  • Training staff in work procedures;

  • Planning, implementing, and following through on long- or short-term projects;

  • Using sound independent judgment within established guidelines;

  • Performing complex paraprofessional work involving the use of computers and software programs;

  • Maintaining records and preparing periodic or special reports;

  • Operating computerized library equipment; and

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Physical/Mental Abilities:

  • Mobility – Occasional sitting, walking, bending, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, crawling, and twisting;

  • Lifting – Occasional lifting and carrying of 40 pounds or less;

  • Vision – Ability to read fine and normal type size and detect color; ability to read and see visual display terminals; ability to read and produce printed material and information displayed on a visual display terminal;

  • Hearing/Talking – Ability to detect specific noises, proper equipment operation; ability to understand what people are saying in normal conversation, over the telephone, and frequently over noise;

  • Dexterity – Frequent typing, picking, pinching with either hand, simple and power grasping with either hand, pushing and pulling with either hand, reaching; fine manipulation with either hand; and occasional repetitive use of hands;

  • Special Requirements – Must be able to work occasional evening, nights, and weekends; and frequent driving;

  • Emotional/Psychological – Must be able to concentrate, make decisions, work with the public, exercise sound judgment, handle stressful situations, and work alone;

  • Environmental Conditions – Occasional to frequent exposure to noise, occasional to moderate risk of exposure to hazardous materials (e.g., dirt, dust, gas, smoke, fumes, and poor ventilation), indoor cold/heat; and

  • Working Conditions – Must be able to work in an office environment, primarily quiet.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirement of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

THE EXAMINATION

Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best meet the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may include an oral examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods, include a training and experience review, if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. PROOF OF MEETING THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (DIPLOMA, GRADE REPORT, OR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS) MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:30PM ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMÉS ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME".

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

NOTE:

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this as confirmation of application submittal.

  • It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.

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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath