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Library Assistant

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $18.85 - $22.58 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0304-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Community Development Dept

Job Summary
Begin an exciting full-time career with the City of Salem Public Library!

Salem Public Library is seeking two energetic and service-oriented individuals for entry-level Library Assistant positions. The successful candidates for these positions will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse customer group, staff and volunteers. There are two positions in two different work units.

Position A
This position reports directly to the Technical Services Supervisor. Library Assistants in this position primarily assist in acquisitions and physical processing of Library materials. Job duties include: processing new library materials in preparation for circulation, processing withdrawn materials, data entry in the Library's database, and acquisitions tasks including placing and receiving orders and paying invoices according to procurement rules and standards.

Position B
This position reports directly to the Circulation Supervisor. Library Assistants in this position sort/retrieve materials, check in/out, and shelve materials 50% of their time; process transactions, provide basic reference directional assistance and other duties, 50% of their time.

Library Assistant staff work under the direction of Senior Library Assistants, Librarians, Senior Librarians, and their Supervisor.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check and drug test (including marijuana), depending on area of assignment.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • High School Diploma/GED, and one year of customer service or related work experience, or equivalent combination of education or coursework, experience and/or training that would demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and the ability to perform the essential job functions.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills preferred.
  • Associate degree preferred.

Our Star Candidate will have:
  • Proven in-person customer service experience working with diverse populations.
  • Effective problem solving, decision-making, and adaptability to manage diverse and competing demands.
  • Work experience with cash handling and/or standard accounting skills such as maintaining accounts, purchasing and invoicing
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of attention to detail and perform data entry with a high level of accuracy.
  • Experience assisting customers with computers and mobile devices across digital platforms.
  • Spanish language fluency is highly desired.
  • Flexibility and high degree of comfort with change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Respect, seek to understand, and value individual differences to foster and support a diverse and inclusive team-oriented workplace.
  • Library experience preferable or a working knowledge of library systems and terms.
  • Knowledge of modern office or library environments, practices, tools, techniques, principles and technologies, including emerging technologies.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Library Assistant or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .




Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-05-20

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