Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 7th, 2019


$18.08 per Hour   Calculate


Castle Rock, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. The Facilities Maintenance Generalist I position is responsible for minor facility repairs, preventative, predictable and routine maintenance on equipment, and grounds upkeep. This position exercises judgment in making repairs. Work is performed under general oversight. JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Productive Work Habits: The extent to which overall work style is effective and productive in terms of time management, setting objectives and priorities, and following up on commitments across a variety of work challenges. Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Creates positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks; presents a positive image of the library in attitude, communications and appearance while performing duties in both the public and staff areas. Demonstrates a professional, positive, cooperative, team-oriented working relationship with staff, co-workers, and volunteers. Supports DCL strategic initiatives and integrates "one DCL" approach into job related activities. Performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs on district equipment and facilities. Follows appropriate equipment preventive maintenance schedules, identifies and reports needed repairs to Facilities Supervisor. Occasionally may be required to set up furniture and equipment for special district and/or branch community events as assigned. Ensures that accurate preventative maintenance checklists and support documents are kept current. Maintains building supplies and parts inventories and reports to Facilities Supervisor when reordering is necessary. Performs special projects related to district facility requirements as assigned. Follows District safety rules when using power tools, ladders, and other equipment and follows Colorado Driver's safety rules when driving district vehicle. Notifies/communicates any/all health and safety hazards to Facilities Supervisor or Facilities Manager in a timely manner and makes recommendations on corrective actions. At all times, utilize appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) as required by industry safety standards and accepted best practices. At all times, practice "lock out tag out" while performing any work on mechanical or electrical equipment. Participates in DCL Facilities Department's "On-call" rotation. Collaborates with and supports our volunteers. Practices effective personal and branch safety procedures. Performs all other work duties as assigned or required.

Additional Info & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. EDUCATION: Graduation from high school, supplemented by completion of a private (in-house), military, certification or trade school apprenticeship program that includes on-the-job work. EXPERIENCE: Trade knowledge in basic plumbing, electrical, woodwork, cleaning, and small equipment repair required. Three years in performing light building maintenance and repairs. Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment common in the construction trades. Experience in welding is preferred. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: This classification requires the use of a District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical Abilities: Must have the physical ability, stamina, mobility and manual dexterity to: support the facilities requirements of a seven-day-a-week library. Stand, walk, grasp, climb, balance, bend/stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, and work above the shoulder, frequently. Handle materials, push/pull loads with a force of up to 50 pounds, lift and carry up to 40 pounds, grip up to 15 pounds, work in confined space, at heights up to 30 feet, and at computer workstations, regularly. Access, transport and effectively use relevant materials and equipment, in all weather conditions, on a regular basis. Occasionally lift and carry over 50 pounds. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our libraries and be amazed!

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Posted Jul 18, 2019