St. James Parish Government is hiring a Library Clerk I under the Operations Department.
position is required to have mastered the skills necessary to be a circulation
clerk. This person also assists with the
processing of library materials and what is considered the technical services
function of the library. This is a
nonexempt position, forty hours per week.
This person may assist with closing until 6:00 or 5:30 and will be
expected to work some Saturdays.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes any combination of the
following illustrative examples of duties and responsibilities including but
not limited to:
Computer searching and matching of records to be downloaded into
to the Cataloging Software.
The processing of library materials i.e. property stamps, bar
codes, implanting the security tags, spine labels, book covers, and changing
the status of materials in cataloging.
Assists with the order preparation for new materials.
Legwork associated with the maintenance of the database.
Assists with the checking in of magazines and newspapers.
This position will also work at the circulation desk so all
aspects of the circulation clerk’s responsibilities should also be considered.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. This document outlines
the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required. . Reasonable
accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/ OR EXPERIENCE: Must be a
high school graduate. A working
knowledge of libraries is preferred with the ability to learn library
terminology, techniques, and procedures mandatory.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: This person must be able to add
subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers. The person who fills this position must be
able to make change, calculate fines, and compile statistical reports.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define common sense
understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram
form. Ability to interpret library rules
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, (class “E”) and have an acceptable
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Be able to speak clearly and free of any speech and hearing
impediments that would interfere with dealing with the public both in person
and over the telephone.
The ability to perform basic office procedures such as filing.
Ability to use basic office equipment such as typewriters, adding
machines, and computers. Should be able
to type 30 correct words per minute, use Microsoft Word, and the Internet.
Must be able to provide transportation to and from work, run
errands when necessary and be comfortable traveling to library-sponsored
workshops that may require over night stays.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here
are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job involves equal parts of
standing and sitting. While performing
this job, the employee must be able to climb a ladder to retrieve materials
from shelves approximately seven feet from the ground. They must be able to bend to retrieve library
materials from the bottom shelf on the ground level. Some library materials weigh up to 15 or 20
pounds per item. Must be able to push or
pull a loaded book cart that weighs approximately 60 pounds. Sometimes moving equipment such as computers
and furniture will be expected. In
addition, the lifting and packing of books in boxes or bags for mailing or
delivery is expected.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment for this
position is primarily inside the either the library headquarters located in
Lutcher or the Vacherie Branch Library.
Although one would hope the work environment of a library would be
peaceful, often it is not. It involves providing services to large groups at a
time and considerable hurrying from one patron to the next. It will involve
patrolling the library and implementing the library’s policies for behavior and
electronic access. On occasion, the
employee will have to make judgment calls concerning patron situations and
determine those that the staff can control and those that need to be turned
over to the proper authority. On
occasion, the employee will be asked to assist the patron in finding
information that, you personally may find offensive or morally wrong.
The St. James Parish Library
operates in a dynamic work environment. Services and hours of operation are
ever changing and when necessary, so will work schedules and job
descriptions. All Library employees are
reminded that they work for the library as a whole and the community it
serves. Specifically being assigned to a
branch or a position does not exempt library employees from being assigned to
work nights or weekends on a temporary or permanent basis at any or all of the
library points of service.
St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.