City of Aurora, Library & Cultural Services
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 work spaces
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 Staff Training and Volunteer Technician will perform administrative work in coordinating staff training activities and tracking department volunteer activity.
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
- Coordinating training for department staff including in-person and online opportunities
- Tracking staff completion of required training and follow up to ensure compliance
- Planning and coordinating the annual staff training day
- Tracking and coordinating annual and periodic employee recognition programs including years of service awards
- Compiling and updating staff training library materials
- Tracking department volunteer opportunities and ensuring all volunteer requirements are met
- Coordinating with volunteer contacts at multiple locations to ensure consistent volunteer standards
- Maintaining volunteer information in the volunteer statistics database
- Attending periodic volunteer committee meetings
- Assisting management with new employee orientation and on-boarding
- Tracking and administering library meeting room rentals
- Performing background checks on department contractors
- Maintaining various records and systems
- Compiling and generating reports
- Providing customer service and responding to inquiries
- Performing additional duties as assigned
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2 years of clerical and/or training coordination experience
- Use of personal computers and spreadsheet applications
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and external customers
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Ability to think creatively, and the ability to utilize the internet as a research tool
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Strong accuracy and organizational skills
- 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
- Sedentary physical work lifting no more than 10 pounds
- Frequent lifting, carrying, walking and standing
- Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
- Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
- Speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens?
- Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment.
- Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators and copy/fax machines.
- 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.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies