Full Job Description
The Berkeley Public Library is pleased to announce we are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Library Aide. Library Aide is the journey-level class in the library support series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform a variety of routine manual and related clerical and circulation support tasks. There are several vacancies within the Berkeley Public Library system.
This job is for you if you:
- Enjoy interacting with the public
- Understand the importance of providing quality services
- Seek training and opportunities for advancement
- Want to learn, grow, and have fun at work
- Be a part of a change organization
Your skill set:
- Commitment to exceptional customer service
- Ability to understand the value of collaboration while building positive working relationships
- Ability to be flexible
- Ability to accurately categorize materials in numerical and alphabetical order
- Comfortable communicating via email using Outlook on a daily basis
Major responsibilities may include:
- Performs a variety of routine manual library support tasks including, sorting, shelving, stacking, retrieving a wide variety of library materials; also processing returned materials, and maintaining such materials according to alphabetical, numerical and categorical systems;
- Performs basic processing of returned materials (check-in), and maintains such materials according to alphabetical, numerical and categorical systems;
- Conducts shelf reading for accuracy and shifting and transporting books and other library materials to assigned areas of the library as directed;
- Assists in keeping all areas of the library in a clean, neat, and orderly condition and assisting in a variety of special projects and services as assigned;
- Performs basic clerical tasks in support of technical support services, including performing simple mending, labeling, jacketing in preparation for circulation and minor repair of a variety of library materials;
- Assists patrons in utilizing library technology including self-check machines, catalog and internet computers;
- Assists with creation and maintenance of public displays and bulletin boards;
- Performs basic data entry and clerical work;
- Provides support to interoffice mail/delivery function;
- Performs related work as assigned.
Required Qualifications: EDUCATION
Equivalent to graduation from high school.
No experience is required. Experience working in a library setting is preferred.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Performs a wide range of physical motions, which may include routine and repetitive bending, reaching and pushing, moving and carrying library materials. Must have sufficient strength to repeatedly lift books weighing between 1 and 10 pounds, including overhead lifting, to load transit boxes, book bins and push book trucks weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Alphabetical, numerical and subject filing systems; basic arithmetic; and basic operation of library office equipment including copy machines, self-check machines and computer workstations.
Ability to: Understand and carry out oral verbal and written instructions; sort and organize materials in alphabetical, numerical and topical order and attend to detail to ensure accuracy; deal tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of library users and co-workers; and operate standard office equipment and computer workstations.
Application Process: Applicants must submit the following:
1. CITY OF BERKELEY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
2. RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, April 12, 2021 at 5:00pm PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.
The examination process will consist of:
1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted.
2. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will undergo a competitive review and assessment of their supplemental questionnaire, and education/training and experience to determine the best qualified applicants.
Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that the Department will use to conduct final selection interviews. The Department will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver’s license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.
All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency / disaster.
Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources | (510) 981-6800| email@example.com | 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.
Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: (510) 981-6300 | TTY: (510) 981-6347| ADA@cityofberkeley.info and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.
The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.