Cataloging Technician

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 15th, 2019


$15.81 to $22.30 per Hour   Calculate


Grand Junction, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

This is a State of Colorado Classified position and is open only to Colorado state residents.

This work unit processes and provides catalog records for various types of library materials. Provides ongoing maintenance of materials and catalog records.  

Copy catalogs monographs (electronic and physical) in various formats.  Searches national bibliographic utilities such as the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) for correct records. Edits MARC records to conform to national and local standards, policies, and procedures. Downloads records into Sierra (Innovative Interfaces online catalog) and prepares materials for further processing by student employees.

Supervises student employees who process and maintain collections.  Interviews, hires, trains, schedules, assigns work, and reviews and corrects completed work.  

Records and reports ongoing cataloging statistics.  At the direction of the Head of Technical Services, modifies the cataloging position manual and departmental forms.  Performs specific tasks related to maintaining the integrity of bibliographic records including removing records for items withdrawn from the collection.  Performs specific inventory tasks such as modifying bibliographic record information as required.  Regularly assists with the daily check-in and processing of current serial titles.  

In absence of serials technician, serves as backup for other serials tasks. In the absence of government documents technician, serves as backup for government documents processing. Other duties assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:  One year of general library experience including ordering, preparing, shelving, maintaining library materials, and cataloging procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:  Familiarity of MARC records.

Substitutions:  One year of course work from an accredited college or university that includes six semester hours of library science course work may substitute for the one year of general library experience.  If substituting education for experience, you must provide a copy of your transcripts with your application.

Conditions of Employment:  In accordance with Colorado Mesa University policy, finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.

This position requires sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking and hearing.  Must be able to exert in access of 10 to 20 pounds of force occasionally.     

The first stage of the comparative analysis process for candidates who meet minimum qualifications is an application review.  Therefore it is paramount that you follow directions provided in this job announcement and address in detail your experience with the duties and requirements mentioned above in the experience portion of your application.

Resumes may be included, but applications stating "See Resume" for experience will not be accepted in lieu of the properly completed State of Colorado application forms.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Applications are part of the selection process and will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  Be sure the requirements listed above are specifically addressed on your application; failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.  Also, as applications may serve as all or part of the comparative analysis process for this position, it is to your benefit to address your experience with the duties listed above in detail.  Applications may be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts who will rate your education, training and experience as demonstrated on your application.  Attach additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and education.  

Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications.  If it is determined that your application does not meet the announced minimum qualifications, you will be notified in writing and may contact Shannon Pumphrey at 970-248-1093, within two days of the receipt of the notice, to attempt informal resolution of  the matter.  If you still do not agree with our decision regarding your qualifications, you have the right to have that decision reviewed by the State Personnel Director.  Your request for a Director's review must be received in the State Personnel Director's office within ten days from your receipt of the letter informing you that you do not qualify and should include the following:  1) Job Title; 2) Agency involved; 3) Name of the agency representative spoken to during informal resolution attempts; 4) Date(s) of the conversations; 5) Specific issue(s); 6) Reason it is believed the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to rule or law.  Direct your request to:

     State Personnel Board
     633 17th Street, Suite 1320
     Denver, CO  80202-3604
     Fax:  303-866-5038

To request a Director's review, you are required to complete and submit the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute form, available at  Instructions for completing the form, as well as State Personnel Board Rules and Director's Administrative Procedures, are also available on the same website.  Public libraries offer internet access.  If you are not able to access the forms on the internet or if you require assistance, please contact our Human Resources Office.

Appeal Rights:  Under Colorado State Statute and State Personnel Procedures you have the right to request a review of or appeal to the State Personnel Director any step of the selection process, if you believe the action taken to be arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law.  If you believe the content of an examination was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law (scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content), your appeal must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered.  Utilizing the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form, which can be found at, send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form.  The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

Address Confidentiality Program:  If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the HR office or analyst listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail.  The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S.mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less. 

"ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date."


Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.

Colorado Mesa University, Human Resources, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Shannon Pumphrey,

METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

The Community

SALARY NOTE: Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.




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Posted Oct 29, 2019