Job is Expired Library Technician III

Colorado Department of Corrections / Buena Vista

Job deadline Apply by July 28th, 2017   Job salary $3,042.00 to $342.00 per month   Job type of library Institutional   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Primary job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide library services to adult offenders of diverse physical and mental abilities; 
  • Answer patron requests for information, determine where to locate the desired information and execute a search. Provide reader's advisory service to offenders and staff. Provide instruction to offenders on information literacy and library skills. Receive requests, prepare orders, and deliver materials to offenders in restrictive housing/diagnostic units who cannot visit the library. Inform patrons about availability of interlibrary loan; screen requests for appropriateness; instruct patrons in loan procedures; search incoming books from other libraries for contraband;
  • Read and adhere to all CDOC Administrative Regulations and facility adjustment sheets;
  • Develop, revise and implement facility library procedures.
  • Provide work lead supervision over two full-time library technician II positions by:
    • Assigning tasks, monitoring progress and work flow, scheduling work, establishing work standards, and checking the final product;
    • Modifying work plans, schedules, and work product standards to adjust for unforeseen situations;
    • Providing input regarding assigned staff performance plans and evaluations;
  • Hire, train and supervise offenders who work in the library. This will include: work planning, monitoring, evaluating and providing feedback. These duties also include assigning tasks, directing work flow, scheduling work and establishing work standards;
  • Perform library computer functions: use the library's integrated library system, utilize the Internet to respond to information requests, and communicate via email. Train offender clerks in the operation of the cataloging, circulation and statistical reporting functions, supervising and assisting them with these operations when necessary. Catalog and classify library materials using copy catalog process;
  • Monitor behavior of offender patrons, enforce security regulations and library rules, eject problem patrons, write reports on rule infractions, and resolve conflicts between offenders;
  • Compose and distribute monthly narrative and statistical reports. Perform support/clerical duties as assigned;
  • Determine supplies to be ordered, prepare requisitions, place orders;
  • Recommend materials to be ordered and verify vendor's physical inventory. Check in orders upon receipt and submit receiving reports and other paperwork as required;
  • Supervise the processing and shelving of new materials;
  • Work with facility library work leader, Regional Librarian and Programs Manager to monitor the library budget.

Required Education

  • High School or Equivalent

Other Education Credentials

Minimum Qualifications:
Three (3) years of general public, school, academic or special (not law) library experience which must include:

  • Typing, ordering, preparing, shelving, and maintaining library materials;
  • Using an integrated library system (ILS) for job related duties.

Two years of course work from an accredited college or university including twelve semester hours of library science course work may substitute for two years of the general library experience.

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience


  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word: must have the ability to create, edit and manipulate data;
  • Ability to correspond and share documents via e-mail;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills;
  • Ability to train/instruct others;
  • Active listening skills: must have the ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Team building skills;
  • Experience in coaching or mentoring;
  • Ability to interpret complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. Part or all of the analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to cut to a top group for additional assessment; or to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager and final consideration.

Ensure that the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants. 

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:
If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).  Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.

**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records**

Conditions of employment:
Per 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not promote anyone who may have contact with a resident who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph; The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to promote anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at 
A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Application Requirements

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.
Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked daily as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address  It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.

HR Contact Information

The Colorado Department of Corrections has a special application that can only be submitted online on CO-Jobs. If you cannot submit an online application you must contact Rafa Smith before the closing date at or 719-226-4414.  See full position announcement CDOC - Library Technician III - Buena Vista

Additional info

The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens"

Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow"

Effective: Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.

Efficient: Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.

Elegant: Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
  • Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution;
  • Medical and dental health plans;
  • Paid life insurance;
  • Short and long-term disability coverage;
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation.

WHO MAY APPLY: Colorado Residents who meet the minimum requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  

Job Location:  Buena Vista Correctional Facility

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $3,042.00 to $342.00 per month

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Date Posted

July 11th, 2017

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