CAREER OPPORTUNITY

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE
(Part-Time, Temporary Position)

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to provide top-quality municipal services in a prime North County location, consider a career with the City of Escondido.  We have an opening for the position of part-time Library Associate at Escondido Public Library working primarily in customer and technical services.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performs a variety of clerical and paraprofessional duties and assignments to support library operations.
  • Provides customer service assistance related to circulation activities; registering new library users, resolving patron account issues, collects fines and fees, conducts follow-up on account correspondence..
  • Interacts with patrons to convey library policies,
  • Under general supervision, provides directional and basic reference and reader’s advisory services by responding to questions and inquiries from library customers.
  • Assists and advises library customers in the use of computers, the online catalog and the Internet. Assists patrons with online computer registration.
  • Assists with planning and conducting library programs and events.
  • Performs cash transactions related to collecting fines and fees.

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Know standard terminology, processes and practices related to library work.
  • Have experience with computers, software programs, integrated library systems, digital resources and equipment used in library and office support work.
  • Understand the importance of delivering the highest level of customer service.
  • Have excellent communication skills in interacting with the public and staff and the ability to communicate in a positive manner, using tact and discretion.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the community.

Minimum requirements:

  • Two years of college with major course work in library studies, education, liberal studies or a related field. Related experience within area of assignment may substitute for education.
  • Two years of experience in a library including clerical, patron contact or technical support experience.
  • A Library Technology certificate is highly desirable.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) are highly desirable.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, and Saturdays
  • Must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License.

NOTE: The City of Escondido is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  A medical examination, along with a DRUG SCREEN will be conducted following a conditional offer of employment

 

Salary range: $17.35 - $21.08 per hour

 

FULLY COMPLETED CITY APPLICATION REQUIRED
Escondido Public Library
239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Telephone (760) 839-4601

Library.escondido.org
Final Filing Deadline:  September 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
FAXED Applications and Postmark Dates Will Not Be Accepted

NOTE: LIBRARY HOURS ARE 10:00 AM TO 8:00 PM MONDAY AND TUESDAY

10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY

10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM SATURDAY

Job Announcement – PART-TIME                                                                                                                                                September 11, 2014