POSITION: PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT – EVERSON MCBEATH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
DEPARTMENT: Public Services
POSTING DATES: Tuesday, 03/19/19 to Monday, 04/08/19
SALARY: $16.575 per hour (Pay Level 7)
WORKING HOURS: 16 regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours. Regular schedule: Tuesday – 4:15 to 8:15 pm; Wednesday – 11:45 am to 8:15 pm; and Saturday – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.
LOCATION: Regular hours at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, Everson, WA; substitute hours at Everson and other libraries
DUTIES: Assists patrons at library branches by providing a high level of customer service in a complete range of patron services. Accesses information through the use of the electronic catalog and other library tools. Promotes the library, provides age-appropriate reference and readers’ advisory, checks materials out, maintains the security of the library, and performs similar tasks as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent interpersonal skills required: ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from diverse backgrounds, and work harmoniously with the public and other staff members is essential. An interest in popular culture. A belief that anyone can become a reader at any age. A sense of humor. A passion to learn new things continuously. Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to uphold intellectual freedom standards. Attention to detail, competent use of technology resources, and keyboarding skills required. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. Requires Associates Degree and one year relevant experience; or equivalent training, education and/or experience. Requires physical and visual ability to utilize reference sources and to manipulate equipment. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.
APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application form*, a Supplemental Questionnaire, and your résumé and cover letter 5:00 pm Monday, 04/08/19 to: Everson McBeath Community Library 104 Kirsch Drive P.O. Box 250 Everson, WA 98227 Attn: Eileen Shaw, Branch Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (360) 966-5100
*Employment Application forms are available at http://www.wcls.org to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any of the Whatcom County Library branches.
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***SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE is available online and should be submitted with your application.
JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible
SELECTION: Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview and skills demonstration. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.
The library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other legally protected class.