Library Clerk I

City of Westminster

College Hill and Irving Street Libraries

Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 23rd, 2008

Wages

$11.40 to $14.59 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Westminster, CO

Hours

20.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

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Job Description

Hours at College Hill will be Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Thursday at Irving Street from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,000 per year depending on the employee's level of fluency in Spanish, Hmong and/or Laotian. Important Note: A City application is required for all positions and is due by midnight on the closing date. Applications are available online or at City Hall. This is specialized library clerical work assisting in the operation of the library's circulation desk. Position requires working some evenings and weekends, and requires willingness to travel to work at all City library facilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Assists customers at the library's circulation desk and checkout stations; checks library materials in and out, and retrieves materials placed on reserve by patrons. Performs routine circulation tasks including check in and check out, issuing library cards, processing overdue materials, balancing the cash register, processing holds, telephone renewals, and other tasks necessary to ensure the efficient operation of circulation of library materials. Answers general questions about library services, programs, and materials. Collects fines for overdue books and other materials. Separates returned books by general type; checks for lost or misplaced books. Collates books prior to shelving; shelves books according to library procedures. Performs clerical duties related to the care and circulation of materials.

Additional Info & Requirements

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED Telephone, computer terminals, photocopiers, bar code readers, book security system equipment, cash registers, self checkout machines, book carts, step stools and credit card machines. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Work is constantly performed indoor in a public library setting. This position involves high public contact and mobility through a multi-level public use facility. Work performed is physical in nature and involves sufficient physical strength and stamina to: * Occasionally sit and stand at one area to perform customer service, book checkout check-in; constantly standing and walking throughout a multi-level public library facility. * Frequent crouching, squatting, bending and twisting to shelve books from floor level to above head; Frequent climbing and balancing to use step stools, ladders and climb stairs. * Constant light grasp to prep returned and new material/books for checkout and patron use and constant reaching at waist level to return material to proper shelves. Frequent firm grasp, pinching/fine motor to prep material/books and reaching overhead to stock books. * Constant near acuity to read computer screens, book and shelving labels. Frequent hearing to communicate with public, staff and vendors. * Frequent lifting of up to forty (40) pounds from ground to waist to move returned books to check in area; Frequent lifting of up to twenty (20) pounds from ground to overhead to return books to stacks and stock supplies and materials; Occasional carrying of up to forty (40) pounds 200 feet to move books and material; Occasional pushing/pulling of cart of up to 150 pounds throughout multi-level public use library. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Work may involve performance of various routine procedures that assist in general housekeeping chores of the library. Work follows established practices and procedures and is subject to supervision. Assists librarians with special projects. Performs related work as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Some knowledge of basic library procedures, methods, and techniques. Friendly, helpful manner in dealing with the public, other staff, and other City employees. Accuracy and attention to detail are critical factors for success in this position. Ability to make independent decisions in the absence of a supervisor. Knowledge of and/or experience with the use of library automation systems and/or other computer databases. OTHER NECESSAERY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and a substance screen prior to employment. Background investigations to include a credit check, may be done prior to employment.

The Community

Westminster (Population: 108,710) is a city located in both Adams County, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. In July, 2006, it was ranked as the #24 best place to live in the USA (CNN Money). Great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Westminster No. 25. Situated 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, the city offers restaurants, night life and culture, plus natural attractions like nearby Standley Lake provides the city with both water and recreation. The interconnected trail system winding through the City's open space is a special point of pride. Westminster features more than 63 miles of off-road trails, making it a leader in offering easy access to some of the richest recreational opportunities in the Denver metro area. OTHER NECESSAERY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and a substance screen prior to employment. Background investigations to include a credit check, may be done prior to employment.

HR Info

A City application is required for all positions and is due by midnight on the closing date. Applications are available online at www.ci.westminster.co.us or at City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031.

Posted Apr 10, 2008