Library Technician – City of San Diego

Opening Date/Time:  Fri. 08/24/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Tue. 09/04/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$16.37 – $19.77 Hourly
$1,309.60 – $1,581.60 Biweekly
$34,049.60 – $41,121.60 Annually

Library Technician positions perform copy cataloging of library materials applying basic international, national, and local cataloging principles and practices; search, select, edit, and enter information into bibliographic and item records; perform database maintenance activities, including adding item level holding information, updating and correcting item records, and performing item transfers and changes; cross-check the work of other Cataloging Section staff members; and train staff in cataloging procedures; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited hourly vacancies.
  • Library Technician employees work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • Library Technician employees are required to have the ability to sit at a computer work station for long periods of time; ability to stoop, bend, and reach above head to retrieve materials; ability to lift, carry and/or pull items weighing a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Library Technician employees may be required to compile, extract, and maintain library statistics; create, edit, or revise documents into finish format and convert documents into new files; post new files to library intranet.
  • Library Technician positions may require bilingual communication skills for which they may receive additional pay.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:
1. One year of full-time experience as a Library Assistant II with the City of San Diego.
2. Eighteen months of full-time experience performing customer service and clerical duties with a government jurisdiction or college/university library. Qualifying customer service and clerical experience must include performing ALL of the following duties:

  • Issuing library cards to patrons.
  • Providing information about library services.
  • Using an automated system to check materials in and out of the library.
  • Placing new orders for library materials.
  • Receiving, processing and distributing new library materials.
  • Searching databases for bibliographic records.
  • Entering cataloging data into an automated database.
  • Personal Computer (PC) word processing experience.

3. Successful completion of 45 semester/68 quarter college-level units.
4. A combination of the experience and education as specified above equaling 2700 hours.


  • For calculating purposes one semester unit = 60 hours of qualifying work experience and one quarter unit = 40 hours of qualifying work experience.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.


  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with the use of electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.
  • Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.
  • Bilingual communication skills


  • Proof of transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.
SCREENING PROCESS: Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.

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