Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex clerical and paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge and excellent judgment. Directs public service desk and/or technical service area operations.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex clerical and paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge and excellent judgment. Directs public service desk and technical service area operations. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered in producing and maintaining the on-line automated catalog; prepares and analyzes records on overdue books, fines, book reservations, lost books, and statistics of loaned books and magazines; supervises collection maintenance; interprets rules and answers student and faculty questions regarding the use of the library facilities; interviews, trains and directs student assistants; participates in the planning, analyzing and implementing of the library budget; maintains periodic and regular inventories; processes new books and non-book material; maintains and analyzes weekly and monthly statistics of materials added or withdrawn and interprets and compiles material for an annual report from such data; participates in the production and maintenance procedures manual; analyzes and maintains various accounting records; relates the purchase of all items to the allotted budget and monitors available resources; verifies orders and processes audio visual and CD ROM materials; organizes and distributes ordering materials for title selection; orders (using automated equipment and software), receives, records, shelves, and circulates all library materials and resources; contacts vendors, petitions for discounts/credits; solves problems with ordering and receiving materials; collects money, maintains records and deposits receipts in library accounts; interprets and provides information on-site or over the phone; performs related duties as required.
This class reports to the head of the library or to a supervising librarian responsible for a major department. Part-time employees and student helpers frequently are assigned to these technicians for direction.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or the equivalent; three years of responsible office clerical experience at least two of which must be in a library; and 12 semester units in Library Science or Library Technology. Two years of Library work experience may be substituted for the 12 units.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Good Knowledge of: library procedures, including procedures used in public and technical service areas; library automation and its application to library records, files and statistics; the technical aspects of classification of library materials; technical sources of information for library operations; automated office and clerical techniques; filing, financial record keeping and record checking methods; oral and written English, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary; accounting fundamentals, automated library/office equipment; principles of supervising, scheduling and training of student and part-time employees, and scheduling and training of part-time classified staff.
Ability to: work with a high level of independence; interview, schedule, and direct several student workers in all library operations; assist patrons in utilizing library; assist librarians in compiling bibliographies; interpret policy and procedures for students; maintain and analyze statistical-use records and prepare reports; classify library books and materials; demonstrate the use of reference sources; learn new library techniques; read and apply technical library materials; follow oral and written instructions and procedures.
Skills: Ability to use computer hardware and a variety of software applicable to library services; ability to type copy and figures accurately; demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, communications skills, and able to use sound judgment in decision-making; able to lift, bend and stand for extended periods of time; keyboarding and software skills.
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
- Education experience (breadth and depth)
- Work experience (breadth and depth)
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Bilingual ability (if needed)
- Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
- Professional growth activities
- Specialized skills training
- Leadership skills
- Written and/or oral communication skills
- Problem Solving
Based on the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview.
Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed.
Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and be notified of such before the interview date. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
- Oral communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.
Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
- Resume (Required)
To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials required should be received by the Rancho Santiago Community College Office of Human Resources by the closing date and time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required materials listed above. This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district’s fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. The candidates will pay the cost of TB testing, fingerprinting, and the criminal record check fee.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.