The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant to fill two (2) vacancy in the Library Department. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.
Library Assistants, under general supervision, to perform a wide variety of routine to moderately difficult clerical library duties; to interact with the public in providing library services ; and to perform other related duties as required.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Serve at circulation desk; use automated system to charge and discharge library materials, register new customers, and issue library cards.
Operate computer to carry out assigned clerical functions such as processing orders for new books, book withdrawals, transfers, acquisitions, and inventory control.
Search for reserve requests and notify customers when request is filled.
Identify overdue and damaged materials; issue receipts for payment of lost books.
Assist customers in the operation and use of microfiche readers, copiers, microfilm readers, and other Library equipment; assist with basic machine maintenance.
Answer telephone inquiries, routine reference, and informational questions; respond to questions regarding library circulation policies and library procedures.
Process overdue fine notices as required; collect, record, and account for fines; maintain and update delinquent files.
Assist with the maintenance and/or development of the collection; file/sort books for cataloging; search shelves for overdue and lost books; clean, mend, and perform minor repairs on library materials.
Order, review, and distribute materials and supplies; process new books, current periodicals, paperbacks, slip cover materials, and other library materials.
Maintain various files and records; compile statistics and data; prepare various summary reports and lists; tally daily cash receipts and prepare cash reports.
Perform general clerical support including typing of lists, labels, and cards; sort and distribute mail, correspondence, and other materials.
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of bulletin boards.
Assist in scheduling and training of Library Pages and volunteers; provide technical assistance in processing library materials and related activities.
Serve as supervisor "in charge" of branch daily operations in the absence of supervision, as assigned; open and close branch libraries as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent. The completion of supplemental college or business related course work is highly desirable.
Experience: Experience performing a wide variety of journey level clerical duties is highly desirable.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must be able to work part-time or irregular schedules including evenings and weekends.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class “C” California Motor Vehicle Operator's License, which may be required at time of appointment
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Associate's Degree in a related field.
Experience providing exceptional customer service.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
PLEASE NOTE: FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: (Application Guide).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aice-eval.org/members/.
An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.