Job DescriptionSUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Lead Librarian for Children’s Services, provides information services to children and their caregivers and technical services to staff with graphics and copy layout for publications and displays targeted at children and their caregivers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. • Artistically creates flyers, brochures, posters, advertisements, displays, signs, bulletin boards, decorations or other graphic materials in the Children’s Services department using a desktop publishing system as well as traditional production techniques. • Supports other staff with graphics projects. • Coordinates publication projects with external vendors. • Coordinates publication projects under the direction of the programming librarian and in cooperation with the public relations staff. • Organizes and manages all departmental publications and publication materials. • Assists in the acquisition of library materials and equipment, and program development. • Informs and assists customers with research activities using reference books, the Internet, magazines and the library's book collection. • Assists customers in using the library's computers and other equipment, and in locating library materials. • Provides customer service and answers routine inquiries and complaints. • Reviews and verifies information on a variety of materials, invoices and books. • Compiles, sorts, and prepares materials for processing or presentation. • May design, implement and deliver library programs or projects as necessary. • May oversee and direct the work of hourly employees and volunteers. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is not responsible for the supervision of regular City employees
Additional Info & RequirementsPHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office/library environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Only on-line applications accepted for this position. Visit our website at www.fcgov.com/jobs to apply on-line by Friday, August 17, 2007. Job #7107. City of Fort Collins, Human Resources Department, 215 N. Mason, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522. (970) 221-6535. Job Line: (970) 416-2489, x5125. Public access computers are available at City H.R. Dept., Fort Collins Public Libraries, and the Larimer County Workforce Center. The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance. THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED.
The CommunityIn November 2006, voters overwhelmingly approved the creation and funding of the Fort Collins Regional Library District. The new library district is funded by a 3-mill property tax dedicated to library services. The existing Fort Collins Public Library, with the Main Library downtown, the Harmony branch at Front Range Community College, and the southeast branch under construction at Front Range Village forms the foundation of the new district. The District boundaries cover a large regional area in northern Larimer County, and are essentially the same as the Poudre School District. With the stable and increased funding a district provides, the library has begun restoring and enhancing services and collections. Fort Collins has been listed as one of the most desirable places to live in several publications over the last five years. Nestled along side the Cache La Poudre River at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is home to over 140,000 residents. Colorado State University is the city’s largest employer and is Colorado’s second largest public university, enrolling 22,000 students each academic year.
QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Artistic and creative ability to facilitate the design of printed pieces, displays, and other presentations. • Working knowledge of graphic design, layout and production techniques. • Knowledge, skill and ability to use word processing and graphics development software on desktop publishing systems. • Ability to handle multiple work assignments and meet strict deadlines. • Ability to proof and edit written materials and attain accuracy. • Knowledge of library services and materials. • Knowledge of child development. • Knowledge of children’s literature. Library Assistant-Graphics, Job #7107 Page 2 of 2 • Ability to work effectively with children. • Good customer service skills. • Good typing skills. • Ability to use personal computers and a variety of software packages. • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers, and other city staff in completion of projects. • Ability to attain proficiency in using the library's computer system. • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity to the particular needs of the public. • General office equipment operations. • Basic math skills. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in liberal arts, science, or other related field; one to two years related library experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None required.