Summary of Job Duties
Salary to commensurate with experience.
Salary range for this position is $54,601 - $85,314/annually
The hiring range for this position is $54,601 - $68,251/annually
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
- Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
- Diverse community
- Competitive total compensation package
- Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
- Light rail station minutes away
- On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
- Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
- Access to innovation workspaces
The Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans. We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community. Please go to www.auroralibrary.org to learn more about the Aurora Public Library.
Library Services Summary
- 7 locations
- Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines
- Database and language learning programs
- Public computers
- Study space
- Printing, faxing and scanning services
- Community events, programs, and activities for all ages
The individual in this position must provide high quality friendly service to customers and staff overseeing the Central Library circulation service department, coordinate system-wide circulation services and policies, will supervise staff and develop/conduct staff training. This position works at the Central Library and may travel and temporarily work at other locations to conduct training/process analysis.
Locations: Will work primarily at assigned location below and may travel and temporarily work at other locations to conduct training/process analysis.
Central Library (Aurora Public Library)
14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervises Circulation Department staff at the Central Library.
- Develops and/or oversees staff scheduling.
- Acts as “Person-In-Charge” on a rotating basis with added authority to manage customers issues and other situations when supervisory staff are not on site or unavailable.
- Develops, conducts and oversees staff training.
- Provides friendly, efficient and professional service to customers in-person, by telephone and email.
- Assists with higher level administrative duties as needed such as statistical analysis, system reviews, process assessments, market analysis, etc.
- Assists in system wide development of policies and procedures.
- May work on joint regional library service committees and user groups representing the Aurora Public Library.
- Oversees coordination of volunteers in Circulation.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
Oversees and/or conducts the following:
- Checks books/other items in and out through computerized system.
- Answers general customer questions regarding library policy, procedures and customer accounts.
- Conducts in-depth customer account research and problem solving.
- Handles complex and difficult customer situations professionally and tactfully.
- Makes customer account and circulation decisions using good judgment that balances customer satisfaction and policy intent.
- Answers basic reference, reader’s advisory and general customer questions.
- Redirects more advanced reference questions to Reference staff as appropriate.
- Operates a cash register, conducts customer payment transactions, maintains a cashdrawer.
- Collaborates with Administrative Services staff on cash management policies and procedures.
- May conduct data entry into library system, spreadsheet and other databases.
- Sorts, processes, shelves and assists with other general library materials inventory management duties.
- Organizes/straightens chairs, desks, computers and light dusting, indoor trash pick-up consisting mainly of papers, candy wrappers, etc.
- Oversees and manages the library couriers.
- Responsible for scheduling periodic maintenance for the library courier van.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis
- Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Public Administration, Business, Business Process Management, or related field or a combination of any bachelor’s degree and related experience
- Master’s degree in library science is a plus.
- At least three (3) years of library experience
- At least 3 years supervisory experience in a library, retail or customer service orientated function.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
- Valid driver’s license with good driving history
- Principles, organization, and practices of library service.
- Library classification systems (Dewey, Library of Congress).
- Integrated Library Systems (Sierra/Innovative).
- Routine software/computer systems including the internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and inventory/customer transaction systems.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Skills in effective decision making
- Problem solving skills
- Deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers.
- Exercise good judgment in difficult and/or tense situations.
- Communicate with diverse customers/staff of all ages in a professional, age and culturally, appropriate manner.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Work shifts, including some nights, and weekends.
- Use general office equipment, computers, calculators, and copy/fax machine
- Ability to speak a second language is a plus
- When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
- Light physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds.
- Frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing.
- Considerable walking and standing.
- Clear vision to reading and interpreting reports, data analysis and preparation.
- Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of computer and other office equipment.
- Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and customers.
- Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment with shared work stations and equipment
- Shift work to include days, nights, working weekends and occasional holidays. Must be willing to work at least one closing shift.
- Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
- This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.