Library Aide (Hourly) City of Chula Vista

Opening Date/Time:  Wed. 09/12/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 09/20/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$11.00 – $12.82 an hour
To charge and discharge library materials, update guest records using the computerized circulation system; assist guests with access to public computers and printing; greet library guests and direct them to appropriate resources; perform the shelving of books and other non-technical library work in support of library operations; and perform other duties as assigned.
NOTE: This recruitment is for a part-time, non-benefited position limited to 919 hours of employment in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) with an average of less than 30 service hours per work week. Hours may vary between 0 – 16 hours per week, dependent upon the daily staffing needs of the department.

Unclassified hourly employees are paid on an hourly or per diem basis and shall not be eligible for benefits nor be subject to Civil Service Rules. Although hourly employees are at-will, they are still subject to all other City policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: perform routine shelving of library books and materials; charge and discharge library materials; update guest records using the computerized circulation system; assist guests with access to public computers and printing; greet library guests and direct them to appropriate resources; perform standard filing of library materials; store and shelve periodicals, videos and CD’s; maintain library stack area in correct call number order; unpack and pack deliveries of library materials; perform routine shifting of materials when necessary; check and process newspapers; empty book drops; clear library materials from tables and return them to their proper areas; use photocopier, online public access catalogs and other equipment as needed; assist guests where indicated; keep simple statistics for library operations; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; and perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be training equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. This is an entry-level position in which training is provided as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Knowledge of: standard procedures, terminology and practices related to filing and retrieving books on shelves and other library materials; standard office practices and procedures; basic computer equipment and software applications related to assignment. Ability to: effectively communicate with the public and staff; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including library guests and staff; operate standard office equipment; learn, explain, and apply rules and regulations related to assigned work activities; read, write, and follow both oral and written instructions; work with a cultural diverse public in a tactful and effective manner.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to reach and extend arms above the shoulder to retrieve and file books on shelves; bend, stoop, crouch, stand and stretch to grasp books and materials off shelves and cabinets; lift a minimum of twenty pounds; push heavily loaded book trucks weighing up to forty pounds; use a step stool to reach higher shelves. Work is mostly performed within an even-floored, carpeted, and air-conditioned building environment with fluorescent lighting and a moderate noise level. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Additional Information: Recruitment No. 18718102H

To be considered, applicants must submit a City and Supplemental Application by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date listed. Candidates whose applications indicate education and experience most directly related to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. All notices will be sent via e-mail.

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