The City of Salinas, Library and Community Services Department is accepting applications for Library Page to accommodate a schedule of seven (7) days a week. These are temporary assignments with varied schedules that may work at any of the three libraries: John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan or at our temporary location inside of the Salinas Northridge Mall. Temporary employees may not exceed a maximum of 25 work hours per week and 1,000 work hours per fiscal year (fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30).
DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, perform a variety of duties including book check-in, shelving and delivery tasks in the Library and Community Services Department.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receive direct supervision from higher-level library personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Shelve library materials in their proper locations and shelf read. Deliver and/or pick-up materials from libraries and other city locations using city delivery van as needed. Drive Bookmobile occasionally. Check-in library materials. Empty book returns/bins. Maintain shelves accurately and in a neat appearance; straighten and rearrange shelves when necessary. Inform supervisor of materials which are damaged or beyond repair. Process library materials, e.g. covering, cleaning, casing/re-casing materials, etc. Assist in maintaining a neat appearance of the library; clean tables, circulation desk counter top and terminals. Assist with set up and clean up for events and programs. Unpack deliveries. Place library materials in the proper location for shelving. Perform opening and closing duties. Replenish public use supplies. Promote and maintain safety in the workplace. Perform related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: The alphabet, Dewey Decimal System and other systems used in filing library materials. Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions. Spell and file correctly. Establish and maintain effective relationships with others. Deal courteously and tactfully with the public.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials and distinguish colors; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, climb and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, physical strength to lift up to 25 lbs; may occasionally lift up to 40 pounds of books; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Business office working environment subject to sitting at a desk or standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files and shelving units; pushing/pulling of book carts and supplies, lifting and transferring books from bins to carts and to shelves; reaching in all directions and occasional periods of time working at a computer terminal.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Education and Experience: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to high school course work.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated based on the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an oral interview and written exercise. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. CITY COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE E-MAIL ON YOUR APPLICATION. Finalist interview/assessment will be held with the City of Salinas.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied. 5/21/19 ma. EEO Utilization Report is available for candidate review upon request.
This is a non-benefited position.