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Classified Employment Opportunities

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I
Petaluma Campus

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Thursday, March 27, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled.)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Mahoney Library at the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated clerical, technical and customer service skills to join an outstanding team of classified administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a regular, full-time, 12 months per year Classified position. Work schedule will be 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of specialized and technical library work in all service areas of the library; demonstrate the use of specialized equipment; supervise student assistants; and perform related work as required.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Library Services at Santa Rosa Junior College provides a diverse array of instructional support services district-wide. There are two library facilities: Doyle Library at the Santa Rosa campus and Mahoney Library at the Petaluma campus. Instructional collections include over 160,000 print book holdings, over 300 current print subscriptions, over 200,000 in eBook holdings and about 40 electronic databases that provide access to millions of articles. All collections are accessible via a single, unified Web gateway. The library instructional program emphasizes instruction in the areas of information literacy and effective research methods. There are over 1,000 students enrolled per semester, and faculty librarians teach all classes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to perform library research; communicate effectively; interpret policies and procedures; analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; operate and maintain personal computer, other library equipment and automated library systems; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain accurate records; schedule media software and equipment; perform general administrative and clerical functions; follow and give oral and written directions; supervise student assistants; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of Library technology, terminology, policies and procedures; automated library systems and databases; variety of computer software packages such as desktop publishing, spreadsheet, word processing and database applications; various media equipment.

Required Education/Experience: Two years of college coursework AND one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience working in a library with an automated system AND demonstrated computer literacy AND knowledge of library technology, terminology, policies and procedures; OR the equivalent.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with periodicals.
  • Recent experience with a library automation system, preferably Voyager/Ex Libris.
  • Recent supervisory experience.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking while performing library duties.

    SCOPE

    The Library Technician I has a working knowledge of current library terminology, technology, policies and procedures; applicable laws governing copyrights; the use, maintenance, and distribution of library and media materials; utilizes the library automated system, personal computers, and various software applications.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    Oversees several public or technical service areas; assists patrons in locating and retrieving library materials; demonstrates research techniques and the use of various library equipment, databases and services; assists in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures to promote efficient operations of the library; analyzes library-related problems and takes appropriate action; resolves patron conflicts and issues; provides direct service to faculty through instructional support; organizes the circulation, maintenance, and inventory of books and other library materials; maintains confidential patron records; maintains databases as required; coordinates and transfers library materials and records between campuses; processes withdrawn materials from the librarys holding records; generates and maintains bibliographic records; operates, troubleshoots and maintains microfilm and microfiche readers, security gates, computers, printers and other library equipment; contacts vendors for equipment repairs; prepares overdue notices and hold notices for library materials; distributes notices to patrons; posts and reconciles fines in library automated system and college accounting system to ensure an accurate assessment and collection of library fines; generates general and special reports for library staff and supervisor as required; orders and maintains supplies as required; may order minor equipment; interprets and explains District policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff and the public; supervises student assistants; performs instructional support functions and clerical duties as required; creates promotional and informational materials.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES

    In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

    1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
      • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
    2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
    3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
    4. Current Resume.
    5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

    PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Salary Range: $3,187 - $3,875 per month (2013/14 Classified Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $3,514 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).

    • Fringe Benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

    • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).


    MORE ABOUT SRJC


    Application Materials & Procedures

    To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

    Human Resources Department

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

    MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    PHONE (707) 527-4954

    FAX (707) 527-4967

    EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


    The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

    It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

    Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

    Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

    If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
    4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

    The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.