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Classified Employment Opportunities

LIB. TECH. III/ ILL & Periodicals
Doyle Library

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Doyle Library at 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through 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 direction, has primary responsibility for coordinating the operation of a major library service area; provides high level support and oversight in a technical or public service area; serves as liaison between a service area and the District-wide community; may act as back-up in a different area of the library; may serve as a lead worker to other classified staff; supervises student assistants and short-term, non-continuing personnel; and performs 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 book holdings, over 500 current print subscriptions, and 30 electronic databases. All holdings are available through a union catalog and accessible via the Web. The library instructional program emphasizes instruction in the areas of information competency and effective research methods. There are over 700 students enrolled per semester, and faculty librarians teach all classes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

The ability to incorporate new and constantly changing technologies into the area workflow; recommend, interpret and apply library department policies; develop, interpret and implement rules and procedures; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; operate and maintain a wide variety of computerized library equipment; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain accurate records and perform mathematical calculations; analyze and diffuse disruptive situations; act as lead worker to other classified staff in the area; supervise student assistants and short-term, non-continuing employees; maintain cooperative working relationships; maintain effective working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of operation of one or more modules of an integrated library automations system, preferably Voyager; current library terminology, rules and procedures; bookkeeping and fiscal management practices; variety of computer software applications and databases, including OCLC; Library of Congress cataloging rules and procedures; and federal laws regulating copyright and interlibrary loans; and demonstrated knowledge of library terminology, rules and procedures.

Required Education/Experience:

Two years of college coursework with significant coursework in Library Science AND four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience working in a library; 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:

  • Recent experience managing electronic periodical subscriptions and database subscriptions, including A-Z lists, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and troubleshooting access problems
  • Recent experience using ILS clients (Acquisitions, Circulation, Cataloging), preferably Voyager
  • Recent experience managing and working in an Interlibrary unit including experience using OCLC WorldShare, familiarity with copyright and fair use regulations, verifying and tracking requests, and statistical compilation and reporting
  • Recent experience using Excel and Access to manage budgets and periodical subscriptions lists
  • Recent experience providing work direction to others

SCOPE

The Library Technician III has primary responsibility for the coordination of complex functions and services in an area of the library for all campuses and instructional sites. Utilizes current information technology to ensure access to library materials and interfaces between multiple library and District-wide database systems; has a comprehensive knowledge of a highly complex relational database system, library terminology, technology, rules and procedures. With an understanding of appropriate District purchasing and accounting policies and procedures as well as applicable laws governing copyrights, incumbents will have primary responsibility for one or more of the following areas: Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loans, Circulation, Reserves, or Periodicals.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Library Technician III is distinguished from the Library Technician II by the level of independence, complex coordination and problem solving required. This classification has a significant role in assisting in the development and oversight of an area budget, program area, or library-related student accounts. This classification acts as a lead worker to other classified staff in the area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Initiates the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, acquisitions and federal copyright laws; interprets and enforces library policies; maintains confidential patron records; develops and monitors database collection of all print, media and digital collections for the District; resolves discrepancies and regulates the electronic removal of bibliographic records from the automated database and withdrawal of obsolete and damaged library materials; repairs library materials according to conservation standards; directs the circulation of library materials; coordinates the annual electronic collection inventories; prepares and distributes notices for overdue library materials and unresolved library charges; reconciles and integrates the library online system with District student account files to ensure accurate assessment and collection of library charges and fines; initiates on-line ordering, receiving and invoicing of books, periodicals, equipment and supplies requested by library, administrative and academic staff; reconciles shipment, invoice and statement discrepancies and resolves problems and issues arising from the purchase of books, periodicals, library services, supplies and equipment; oversees on-line budget records and controls expenditures for various funds in the library budget, including related departmental campus budgets; verifies budget codes and availability of funds; collects and reconciles copy center monies develops detailed financial, bibliographic, and statistical records and designs special reports for the library, campus community, public and governmental agencies; resolves patron conflicts and issues; maintains security and enforces rules of conduct. Maintains security of book collection; troubleshoots and monitors book detection system; maintains and provides patron instruction for copiers, the network printing systems, print card dispenser, and microform printers; troubleshoots public workstations to ensure network accessibility; may act as lead worker for Library Technician II; supervises and trains student assistants and short-term, non-continuing personnel; coordinates the Districts Interlibrary Loan Services; researches, analyzes and verifies ILL requests via multiple online databases; determines appropriate interlibrary loan lending sources; fulfills interlibrary loan requests from regional, national, and international libraries from library collections utilizing the OCLC WorldCat Resource-sharing database; assesses, bills and issues payment for overdue interlibrary loan material.

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 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: $3,956 - $4,812 per month (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $4,364 (placement within this range based on 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.