Job Details

Position Title:Library Assistant II
Reference Number:12.110
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:
SALARY RANGE: $16.82 - $23.67 per hour

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 P.M., on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

It is mandatory you complete the supplemental questionnaire. Your application will be rejected if you do not provide all the necessary information.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant II to work in the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department. The normal work schedule will vary between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

To perform a variety of responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation, technical and virtual library services.

This is the journey level class in the Library Assistant series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory staff. May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level library staff as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist in classifying and cataloging a variety of materials for inclusion in the library collection; enter and maintain records of holdings; assist in processing and quality control of new materials.

• Repair a variety of collection materials such as magazines, art prints and books, including reinforcing spines and taping torn pages; prepare books to be sent to the bindery.

• Maintain and process financial records for purchase orders, card purchases and payment requests; place vendor orders; process invoices for payment; receive and route materials.

• Receive and process holds and inter-library loan requests; contact customers about damaged or missing material; calculate and assess related fees; check in and prepare materials for return to circulation; prepare vendor orders; verify new or repaired library material shipments with on-order records.

• Register new customers and issue library cards; charge and discharge materials at the front desk; explain library services and circulation policies and procedures, including hold practices; assist customers with overdue materials and claimed return procedures; accept payments and balance cash drawer.

• Assist customers with information inquiries in person, by telephone or e-mail; help customers in identifying and locating library materials and in using a variety of equipment and processes such as self-check machines, printers, copiers, typewriters, and internet access and usage.

• Sort and distribute daily deliveries; locate, retrieve and shelve books and other materials according to procedure; compile data and statistics; prepare summary activity reports.

• Participate in library programs and events as assigned.

• Assist in training, assigning and reviewing the work of part-time and temporary employees and volunteers.

• Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits; process bills and perform other related clerical duties including typing, data entry, and answering telephones.

• Review and certify the accuracy of the library collection database; monitor and correct inaccuracies.

• Assist with the maintenance of the City’s virtual library including the installation of software and the more routine system configuration and troubleshooting of hardware and software issues.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related work as required.


Knowledge of:

• Basic knowledge and use of library materials and terminology.

• Practices and techniques of customer service.

• Basic arithmetic including, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

• Modern office equipment and procedures including use of a variety of software application.

• Practices and procedures related to public library operations, including cataloging, bibliographic search procedures and use of reference sources and materials.

• Basic policies and methods related to accounting and financial recordkeeping

Ability to:

• Learn to perform a variety of responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation and technical service areas.

• Intermittently, review documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve office issues for the public and with staff.

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; intermittently push and pull carts; stand and sit continuously when on a public desk; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; run errands; lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

• Learn to use automated cataloging, classification, bibliographical and circulation systems.

• Make accurate mathematical calculations.

• Use a personal computer and a variety of software applications; type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

• Work weekends and evening shifts as required.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Independently perform responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation and technical service areas.

Experience and Training

• Two years of experience performing duties similar to that of a Library Assistant I in the City of Roseville.



• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade; supplemental course work in library science, information science, office technology or a related field is desirable.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR Certifications as issued by the American Red Cross.


1. Describe any training or teaching experience you have helping people learn a new technology skill.

2. Describe the specific experience you may have with the maintenance of computer hardware and software.

3. Please list any vocational or college-level coursework in computer science, data processing or a closely related field.

Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a urine drug and alcohol screening test and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Hourly
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