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Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: December 2, 2023 Expired: February 19, 2024
Summary Statement

Part-Time Library Assistant at Collister Library Branch:

  • Provides reader advisory, circulation services, reference services, and technology support to library users while delivering highly effective customer service.
  • Creates and facilitates library programming.
  • Work involves continuous public contact, requiring the exercise of considerable patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • May be required to work at various locations in the library system.
  • This position works under direct supervision.

Essential Functions

Provides assistance to library users with circulation, reference and readers' advisory services. Assists the public in a variety of areas (e.g., answering reference questions, locating materials, checking out books and providing technical information regarding computers and self-check machines, providing directions, etc.). (40%)

Issues library cards to new users and maintains accurate user registration records. Researches user account information and resolves customer concerns tactfully. Explains and monitors compliance with library policies and procedures. Schedules study and meeting rooms for internal and public use. (20%)

Creates displays to promote programs, library services and materials. Sets up and cleans after programs and events. (10%)

Assists and supports division with various projects. May assist in outreach programs for users of all ages. (10%)

Checks in returned materials using library computer systems. Maintains library collections through various circulation tasks. (10%)

Performs proper library opening and closing procedures. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
High school diploma or equivalent and customer service experience.
Knowledge of customer service techniques and basic computer skills. Ability to learn and use library systems work independently and use initiative while performing duties within established guidelines and procedures multitask and perform a broad range of administrative tasks exercise tact, patience, diplomacy, cultural sensitivity, and courtesy when dealing with users troubleshooting and problem-solve communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance and perform all essential functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor, and/or manager with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
One year of work experience in a public library or similar environment providing customer service to a diverse clientele.

Special Requirements
Applicants must be able to pass:

City of Boise background check processes which include a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment describedhere are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds and rarely lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds. Also, the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds, frequently pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 100 pounds. The noise level is frequently moderate and occasionally loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, areas of dust, odors, mist and gases or other airborne matter. Work includes protected exposure to bodily fluids.
This position works: some weekends and evenings and schedules vary.

Top talent deserves top-notch benefits. The City is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees.

Most positions are eligible for the general benefits listed here; firefighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and directors may be offered other benefit plans.

Healthcare- ZERO premium medical coverage for you and your family:

  • Low-cost dental and vision options.
  • Post-employment health savings account.
Retirement and Investment Plans:
  • PERSI retirement benefits
  • 401(k) or 457b pre-tax investment options with employer match.
  • 457b Roth after-tax investment options with no match
WellBeing Program:
  • Up to $500 cash per year for participants.
  • Alternative transportation incentives.
Paid Leave – City employees receive generous paid leave:
  • 8 hours of vacation per month, and this increases the longer you stay with the City
  • 11 paid holidays every year
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • Six weeks Parental Leave
Life & Long Term Disability:
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to you
  • Long Term Disability insurance at no cost to you
Other optional benefits:
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free local bus pass
  • Corporate discount programs
  • Employee Assistance Program for short-term counseling on work, family, finances, and personal issues.
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