City of Taylor Texas
  • Taylor, TX, USA
  • $11.81
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Basic Life and Long Term Disability Insurance (Employee coverage paid by the City); 7% 1 ½ to 1 match retirement with Texas Municipal Retirement System; Social Security match; Paid holidays, vacation and paid sick days.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB:  Assists the Library Director in library operations & circulation, including performing daily library functions and assisting the Library Director with reports, programs, special projects, etc.  Position requires working evening and weekend hours.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Library Director

Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.

Other: Works with the general public, City of Taylor departments & employees, vendors, schools, daycares, organizations.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
This is a description of the way this job is currently performed; there is potential for accommodation.

Description of Work

  • Works at the Library Circulation Desk or other service locations and provides quality customer service to the public, City of Taylor departments & staff, schools, daycares and other organizations, etc. Work includes assisting patrons checking in & checking out materials, locating materials & information, using computers, registering patrons, answering the telephone. Assists in annual inventory projects & other collection maintenance projects.  Explains library policy and procedures.
  • Reshelve all library materials; maintain shelf order; shift materials as needed and participate in inventories. Occasionally moves heavy object such as furniture, bookshelves, computers, and other equipment.
  • Assist patrons with personal computers and specialized research, prepare & conduct library programs as needed (story time, Head Start, etc.), put up seasonal decorations and displays.  Use of typical office equipment, specialized cleaning equipment, scanners, printers, copiers, AV, etc.
  • Assist with technical & physical processing of purchased, acquired and donated library materials.  Handles light repairs of materials.
  • Assists with compilation of daily circulation statistics, including sorting, counting, and alphabetizing.
  • Performs various light custodial tasks such as dusting, emptying waste baskets, cleaning library materials, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Description of Physical Demand

Physical Demand

  • STANDING/WALKING
    • To assist patrons in locating information & materials; to work at circulation desk; to assist in shelving books
  • SITTING
    • To type; to complete limited desk/phone work
  • LIFTING/CARRYING
    • Single books (1 to 15 lbs.); stacks of books
  • PUSHING/PULLING
    • To push/pull book carts (up to 200 lbs. Of exertion when full); to push/pull heavy books on or off shelf
  • REACHING
    • To access books on high shelves (standard stacks are 5'5" or 6'6" high); to check books in/out and assist patrons while working over a circulation counter
  • HANDLING/FINE DEXTERITY
    • For most tasks including all activities related to shelving and working at circulation desk; to handle books and other materials; to operate computer; to write
  • CROUCHING/BENDING
    • To access books on low shelves; to sort books onto carts while working at circulation desk; to shelve books on low shelves
  • KNEELING
    • To access materials on low shelves; to shelve books on low shelves; to repair and maintain low equipment
  • CLIMBING/BALANCING TWISTING
    • To access books and/or shelve books on high shelves using a step stool (standard stacks are 5'5" or 6'6" high)   
  • VISION
    • For all aspects of job; to shelve books to work at circulation desk, to operate computer
  • HEARING/TALKING
    • To communicate with patrons and library staff

NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

CONSTANTLY (2/3 or more of the time):

  • Working closely with others as part of a team

FREQUENTLY (1/3 TO 2/3 of the time):

  • Performing multiple tasks simultaneously

OCCASIONALLY (up to 1/3 of the time):

  • Time pressures
  • Noisy/distracting environment
  • Tedious exacting work situation
  • Frequent change of tasks

RARELY (Less than 1 hour per week):

  • Emergency situations
  • Irregular schedule/overtime
  • Danger/physical abuse

EQUIPMENT, MACHINES, TOOLS, AND WORK AIDS:
Computer, copier, printer, microfilm reader/printer, scanner, telephone, fax, barcode reader/wand, cash register, audio/visual equipment.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND SAFETY HAZARDS:
Exposure to molds and dust

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:

Good customer service principles,
Library organization and the Dewey Decimal system.

Ability to:

Work as a team with coworkers & other City of Taylor employees,
Work well with adults and children,
Understand and follow verbal and written instructions,
Speak and write effectively,
Perform basic mathematical computations accurately,
Provide assistance with the Library's automated card catalog,
Learn MS Office Suite and Outlook,
Basic computer troubleshooting,
Regular and timely attendance is required.
Work required evening and weekend hours or other schedules as assigned.
Ability to speak/read/write Spanish desired but not required.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation or its equivalent, experience in a service industry.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid Texas Drivers License, Class C

Full Job Description
City of Taylor Texas
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