WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.
We serve the public in many different ways, including:
including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning
OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.
WHY WE EXIST
The mission of Solano County Library is to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and champion learning, by serving the community at our nine library locations throughout Solano County, and online 24/7 at solanolibrary.com. We believe libraries are vital to the community and our community agrees. At Solano County Library, we deliver excellent library service through equitable access to a variety of materials, innovative technologies, and inviting facilities. We anticipate and respond to the needs of one of the most diverse communities in the U.S. and we work to improve the quality of individual and community life for everyone. We value building relationships throughout the county, providing incredible customer experiences, and maintaining flexibility to be able to change with trends in libraries and the community.
Solano County’s strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, and historical significance, is a place to live, learn, work and play. There is an abundance of open space to hike, bike, camp, and explore as well as coastal access for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing. Residing midway between the Bay Area and the Sacramento metropolitan regions and neighboring the Napa Valley, residents enjoy the leisurely options of taking a ferry to San Francisco, train to downtown Sacramento or riding their bikes through valleys of vineyards and over the hill to Napa.
This is the journey level class in the Library Assistant series and is characterized by the responsibility to perform varied clerical and technical level support tasks involving the application of standard library practices. Incumbents are generally assigned to circulation or technical services work units; however, positions may be assigned in other areas to provide technical support to overall departmental operations. This class is distinguished from the Library Assistant, Senior in that the latter is assigned to primarily perform technical library work within a work unit of the library and/or lead functions.
This recruitment is a departmental promotional for employees currently working in the Library Department.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and specialized clerical tasks in support of library operations; performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year of full-time work experience in a variety of library activities that demonstrates possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge and abilities.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.
Applicants are required to demonstrate basic word processing skills and a net typing speed of forty (40) words per minute. Demonstration of these skills will be done during an online skills exam.
To view the class specification (job description) for this position, please visit:
BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,586.60 per month for 2021 and $1,671.27 per month for 2022. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.
Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by th
Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.
The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holiday(s) per year.
Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.
Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.
To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512
Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.
To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516
CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
12/20/21- 5:00PM Deadline to submit application and required documents for application review
01/10/22 – 01/11/22 – Practice eSkills Exam
01/12/22- 01/14/22 – Tentative window for online MS Word simulation and written exam
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES – Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.