Material Handling Technician

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries at Parker, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 26th, 2019


$12.00 per Hour   Calculate


Parker, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

FOUR MATERIAL HANDLING TECHNICIAN POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THE DCL VISION: Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. The Material Handling Technician position performs work that involves the processing, handling and shelving of library materials in an accurate and timely manner. The position maintains the general order of library materials and performs other circulation functions and basic clerical activities in support of library services. Work is performed under general supervision.

Additional Info & Requirements

AGE: Must be at least 16 years of age. Supports DCL core values, code of ethics; maintains strong awareness of and compliance with DCL policies, processes, procedures and strategic initiatives at all times. Integrate "one DCL" approach into all job-related activities. Create premium experiences for patrons through effective and efficient completion of duties; serve as professional, positive representative of DCL in attitude, appearance and communications with internal and external customers. Accurately shelves and maintains all library materials in accordance with published Department & District circulation procedures. Accurately and efficiently file alphabetically, alpha-numerically and numerically. Must be able to learn and become proficient with shelving the library's classification system and collection layout. Supports DCL core values, code of ethics; maintains strong awareness of and compliance with DCL policies, processes, procedures and strategic initiatives at all times. Operates and monitors all functions of the automated handling equipment or other related material handling tools. Must be able to accurately and efficiently file alphabetically, alpha-numerically and numerically. Performs other library work-related duties as assigned.

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!

HR Info

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY EOE Please watch this video on the Material Handling Technician position:

Posted Aug 5, 2019