The City of Covina is accepting applications for Library Clerk to perform a wide variety of technical and library support services related to patron assistance, circulation, acquisitions, and processing; performs other related duties as required.
This is a part-time position. A typical work schedule will be no more than 28 hours per week. There are no minimum number of hours is guaranteed. Applicants must be available to work between the hours of 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday.
(include but are not limited to the following)
Assists patrons at the Circulation Desk; checks in and checks out materials; prepares materials for return to the circulating collection; registers new patrons and issues cards; provides patrons with materials that have been reserved; assists with collection analysis and provides suggestions; operates a variety of automated systems.
Collects, adjusts and accounts for library fines and fees, including overdue, lost and damaged materials; processes overdue notices and lost/damaged letters; responds to patrons questions and resolves issues related to patron fines and fees; accepts and accounts for money received from book sales; operates the cash register.
Processes and catalogues books, videos, audio tapes, CD's, and DVD's; prepares catalogue cards; assists in ordering, receiving and tracking library materials; processes standing orders for materials; withdraws items from the collection that have been weeded, lost or damaged; oversees and coordinates inter-library loans.
Weeds out old magazines, newspapers and periodicals; arranges, shelves and files a variety of library materials; retrieves and sorts materials from outside book drop; performs a variety of library support services, including assembling materials for displays, bulletin boards, information packets and posters; and may assist with Library programs as needed.
Inspects returned materials, including books, publications and audio/visual materials for damage; performs mending, cleaning and repair of materials as needed; processes audio/visual materials; operates audio/visual equipment.
Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in shelving books and filing other materials, and in preparing reports and retrieving and entering data using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written and numeric information and materials. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, boxes and book carts weighing in excess of 25 pounds is also required.
Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
(The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Library Clerk. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess one year of public library experience, and a high school diploma or equivalent. Related office support experience involving significant customer service or college level coursework in library sciences, business, public administration, or a related field may be substituted for the required experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license.
(The following are a representative sample of the KAS's necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)
Standard library routines, procedures, automated systems and services; library cataloging and classification systems; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Learn basic library procedures; alphabetize or numerically/chronologically sort materials; provide limited assistance to library patrons; work independently and as part of a team; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications, including a variety of library software.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
APPLY IMMEDIATELY! This recruitment is Open Until Filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Friday, April 3, 2020 by 6:00 pm. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review date are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.
The selection process may consist of, but not limited to application evaluation, skills assessment and/or oral interview.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a complete application.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record and LIVE scan) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).
The City of Covina utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communications regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.
The City of Covina is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Covina provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City of Covina complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the City has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
The City of Covina expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the City of Covina's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
THE CITY OF COVINA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR REVOKE, WITHOUT NOTICE, ANY OR ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN PRIOR TO THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, AND TO WAIVE ANY NON SUBSTANTIVE JOB REQUIREMENT AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE DECISIONS INTERPRETING AND ASSESSING THE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY CANDIDATE, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION THAT NONE OF THE CANDIDATES, EVEN THOSE WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION.