Nature of Work
Performs administrative office support activities and provides customer service in the functional areas of circulation, collection and cataloging in the public library.
Work is performed in a library and office setting.
Light physical demands; mostly desk work. Must be able to lift and carry up to twenty (20) pounds of books and push a loaded book cart up and down ramps. Frequent use of a personal computer.
Work Situation Factors
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
This position is a grade RN04.
Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry level in the Library Assistant job series, as such employees at this level perform support duties and provide library customer services utilizing appropriate skills. As experience is gained, there is greater independence of action within established guidelines.
Equivalent to a high school diploma plus one (1) year of customer service experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: Dewey Decimal System of classification, machine readable cataloging (MARC) tagging, library cataloging conventions, and Library of Congress Subject Headings; principles, techniques and practices of effective and respectful customer service; current office practices and procedures; occupational and environmental safety and health hazards, and safety practices; principles and practices of safe cash handling techniques; appropriate business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; business and personal computers, related software applications, and report generation; records management principles and record keeping practices; City organization, operations, policies and procedures to effectively perform the required functions and duties of the position.
Ability to: assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands to meet critical deadlines and provide timely and effective customer service; read, communicate, and comply with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing related activities, programs, and functions; effectively operate an automated library circulation system; communicate appropriately, clearly, and concisely verbally and in written form; research and compile applicable information and maintain accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public; make accurate arithmetic calculations; operate standard office equipment and timely and accurately enter data using a personal computer with basic and specialized software applications; prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings; review documents and extract relevant information; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines to successfully meet established goals and objectives.
Skills in: using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; reading, understanding, and applying policies, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations; applying correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation; performing mathematical calculations; effectively communicating information and responding to questions from the public and employees; operating various office tools and equipment and a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; conducting research, updating information, and maintaining records and files in various mediums and formats; reviewing and verifying data, calculations, and documentation; maintaining accurate and timely records; preparing and presenting information in a clear and concise manner; demonstrating effective interpersonal communication skills.