Goverment Jobs
Published
April 25, 2019
Location
Florida
Category
Job Type

Description

Major Functions

The County of Volusia is seeking a Library Assistant I/IIfor the Library ServicesDivision. This position will be located in the Circulation section of the Ormond Beach Regional Library.

Library Assistant I:
Entry-level general library work such as registering new patrons, charging/discharging library items, resolving patron accounting matters, material retrieval, inventory control, collection of fines/fees, etc.The preferred candidate, having met the minimum requirements,will have at least one (1) year of retail customer service experience.

Library Assistant II:
General library work such as registering new patrons, charging/discharging library items, shelving library materials, resolving patron accounting matters, material retrieval, inventory control, collection of fines/fees, etc.

Illustrative Duties

(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Library Assistant I:

  • Provides front-line, telephone, and/or electronic service to citizens and visitors.
  • Performs library functions such as registering new patrons, charging/discharging library items, resolving patron accounting matters, material retrieval, inventory control, collection of fines/fees, etc.
  • Performs branch or system-wide processing functions or data entry.
  • Performs other library-related functions such as opening or closing an assigned section, shelving materials, shelf reading (keeping items in order on the shelves), searching for reserved or overdue materials, etc.
  • Under the direction of a librarian, assists with the preparation and implementation of various adult, teen, or children's programs.
  • Assists with daily and/or weekly money deposits.
  • May assist in training volunteers or student workers.
  • Attends workshops or meetings as required.
  • Will work some nights and weekends.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • May be assigned to other locations based upon operational needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, but not limited to reassignments or rotations.
Library Assistant II:
  • Provides front-line, telephone, and/or electronic service to citizens and visitors.
  • Performs paraprofessional library work for public desk service or for cataloging, classifying, and indexing library materials.
  • Assists with patron accounts, instructing and directing patrons to the use and location of specific materials, answering basic library questions or referring appropriately.
  • Uses the integrated library system, online databases, the Internet, electronic catalog and may assist with maintenance of library equipment, software, and/or hardware.
  • Assists with training staff and/or volunteers in specialized areas under the direction of a Library Associate or Librarian.
  • Assists librarians in the operation of Children's, Circulation, Computer/AV, Reference, or Technical Services sections.
  • Assists with daily and/or weekly money deposits.
  • Attends workshops or meetings as required.
  • Will work some nights and weekends.
  • Performs work of lower level library classifications and related work as required.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • May be assigned to other locations based upon operational needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, but not limited to reassignments or rotations.
Minimum Requirements

Library Assistant I: Pay Range: $11.8976 - $19.5001 per hour.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED. The preferred candidate, having met the minimum requirements,will have at least one (1) year of retail customer service experience.

Library Assistant II: Pay Range: $13.0086 - $21.5018 per hour.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED and two (2) years as a Library Assistant I or equivalent of two (2) years working in a library. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire. A comparable amount of experience, education, and training may substitute for the minimum requirements (For example, Associates degree or two (2) years of retail customer service experience).

NOTE: Will be required to complete a pre-employment skills test.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Library Assistant I:

  • Knowledge of basic techniques including shelving, numerical sorting, and alphabetization.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical & monetary functions.
  • Knowledge of basic customer service skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, volunteers, and the Public.
  • Able to maintain accurate records relating to collections, accounting for library materials, etc.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
  • Able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Able to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Library Assistant II:
  • Knowledge of library techniques including shelving, sorting, alphabetization, and the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Knowledge of computer applications as applied to library services.
  • Knowledge of money counting procedures.
  • Able to count/tabulate coins and bills to determine cash totals and make change.
  • Knowledge of data needed on checks and ability to read names, account numbers, amounts and related information on checks.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of library procedures and practices.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with library staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Able to maintain accurate records relating to collections, accounting for library materials, etc.
  • Able to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Able to teach library techniques and procedures.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
  • Able to work under stressful situations.
  • Able to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
ADA REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands: Medium, repetitive work. Ability to see, hear and listen, talk; detailed finger dexterity (including grasping and small tool manipulation), may require visually acuity for fine print. Ability to lift and push 25+ pounds, carry, bend, reach, kneel, crouch, stretch, twist, and climb. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Peripheral vision.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals, procedures, and journals; memos, policies, safety instructions, etc. Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to relate information, data, and detail verbally and in writing. Ability to perform basic mathematical and monetary functions.
Environmental demands: Inside work.

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

HOLIDAYS

The County of Volusia observes the following holidays annually:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Temporary and intermittent employees are not paid for holidays and are not eligible for benefits.

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NOTE: Your response to the following supplemental questions must match the information in the work experience section on your application. If your responses do not match, your application will be deemed incomplete and will disqualify you from further consideration.

  • I have read and understand the above statement.
02
Do you have experience working or volunteering in a library?

  • Yes
  • No
03
If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the number of years, position title and the name of the agency/organization(s). If you answered no, please indicate N/A.

    04
    Do you have retail customer service experience?

    • Yes
    • No
    05
    If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the number of years, position title and the name of the agency/organization(s). If you answered no, please indicate N/A.

      06
      Do you have experience working with the public?

      • Yes
      • No
      07
      If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the number of years, position title and the name of the agency/organization(s). If you answered no, please indicate N/A.

        08
        Do you possess a valid Florida driver's license?

        • Yes
        • No
        09
        If you answered no to the previous question, are you able to obtain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire?

        • Yes
        • No
        • Not applicable
        10
        Can you work nights and weekends?

        • Yes
        • No
        11
        Are you bi-lingual? If so, what language? If no, indicate N/A.

          12
          Have you ever worked as a temporary/lease employee for the County of Volusia? If yes, please indicate when, position title and department/division. If no, please indicate N/A.

            13
            Where did you hear about this position?

            • County of Volusia Website
            • Daytona Beach News Journal
            • Social Media Sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In)
            • ZipRecruiter
            • Other
            14
            If you selected "Other", please indicate which specific source. If not applicable, please indicate N/A.

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