This position will supervise the daily operation of a library in an adult correctional facility serving inmates of multiple classification levels by providing comprehensive general library services.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.
11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;
Paid life insurance;
Short and long term disability coverage;
Medical and dental health plans;
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
Additional Info & Requirements
Three (3) years of *technical or **high level clerical experience (This work experience must be clearly described, in your own words, in the work history section of your application to meet this requirement.) Any work experience less than full time will be prorated.
*Technical work is defined as skilled work in the practical application of specialized techniques, procedures, practices, or methods in order to accomplish tasks. The specialized work is a direct extension of a professional field which requires an understanding of that field, the nature of the work requires that it revert to a professional if not performed by a technician.
**High Level clerical experience includes the following: document creation, word processing; create and revise office procedures; compiling and formatting the content for program materials such as annual reports and newsletters; screening documents and supporting information to determine eligibility, authenticity, or identity; accounting for the unit's allotted funds by authorizing operating expenditures.
College or university school course work in Criminal Justice, Business Management, Public Administration, Information Science, or a related field may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. (You must submit a copy of your unofficial college transcript with your name, college name, degree and date conferred in order to receive credit.)
Primary job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Answer requests for information by conducting reference interviews, determining where to locate the desired information and executing the search;
- Provide instruction to library users on information literacy and library skills; Inform library users about availability of interlibrary loan; screen requests for compatibility with selection criteria; instruct patrons on loan procedures; search incoming books for content and contraband;
- Provide library service to inmates in Restricted Housing/diagnostic units who cannot visit the library;
- Recommend materials for addition to the library collection to meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of the inmate population;
- Assign classification numbers and subject headings for new materials by copying existing catalog records and modifying to comply with Dewey Decimal Classification, Abridged and Sears List of Subject Headings;
- Monitor behavior of inmate library users, enforce security regulations and library rules, call for the ejection of problem inmates, write reports on rule infractions, and act on resolving conflicts between offenders;
- Prepare annual funding requests;
- Report annual library expenditures;
- Compose and distribute monthly narrative and statistical reports;
- Supervise inmate library clerks through the assignment of tasks, monitoring progress and workflow, scheduling work, establishing work standards, and checking the final product;
- Provide initial and ongoing training for inmate library clerks;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to work directly with inmates in a prison environment;
- Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills;
- Ability to train/instruct others;
- Experience 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 skill
- Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
- Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of library services;
- Experience using an integrated library system (ILS);
- Experience selecting, processing, shelving, and/or maintaining library materials;
- Experience working with a diverse population.
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