Senior Library Assistant - Glenvar

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 23, 2022
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs responsible paraprofessional duties, including the delivery of advanced library services; supervises the activities of other paraprofessionals and part-time staff; manages operations in a branch or department; does related work as required.  Highly developed skills, knowledge, and technical ability may be utilized within narrowly defined areas of expertise, such as reference, automation, children’s services, etc. A broad base of general knowledge of literature or nonfiction and/or a thorough knowledge of a subject area or areas is needed for the advanced delivery of services. Pronounced proficiency in standard library techniques is required.  Performs any or all of the tasks of a Library Assistant. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 
  • Supervises and coordinates the daily operation of a branch library or department; serves as administrative coordinator for a facility; assumes responsibility for operation of a unit in the absence of professional staff 
  • Routinely supervises library personnel; directs daily activities; actively participates in the evaluation, development, and training of staff
  • Monitors operations for quality assurance
  • Assists in the development of system-wide and local goals and objectives; actively participates in operation review, program assessment, and policy formulation
  • Utilizes judgment and knowledge to solve operational and service problems or resolve conflicts; interprets and applies policy
  • Develops service enhancements
  • Participates in team projects, assuming a leadership role as required
  • Performs advanced paraprofessional duties in the areas of reference and readers' advisory services; routinely performs complex research
  • Participates in collection development; shares responsibility for achieving collection development objectives for branch and/or department
  • Maintains a variety of resources; prepares reports
  • Develops and maintains informational systems and resources
  • Exercises advanced knowledge of automated systems operations
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES


Education

 

Required  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Preferred  Additionally some training in Library Science

Experience

 

Required:   Some experience working with the public in a customer service environment

Preferred Some library experience

Certifications/Licenses 

None required

Knowledge, Skills
and Abilities

·         Thorough knowledge of English, spelling and arithmetic

·         Ability to follow written and oral instructions in the performance of routine tasks

·         Ability to perform standard reference research and reader’s advisory work; 

·         Advanced knowledge of literature or nonfiction subject areas and other materials of interest to the public

·         Ability to interact successfully with patrons of all ages

·         Ability to develop a working knowledge of automated systems and related appropriate databases

·         Ability to assume primary operational responsibility for various functions, divisions, and facilities on a routine basis

·         Ability to direct the activities of subordinate staff

·         Skill in typing preferred
 
Additional
Requirements    

 

Subject to a complete criminal history and CIPSIS background search with acceptable results. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description
Supervisory
Responsibilities

 
May provide direction to full- and part-time staff
Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND 
LIGHT

 
Lift and/or exert force up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs frequently, or insignificant amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
F
Standing
F
Sitting
F
Walking
O
Lifting
F
Carrying 
 O 
Pushing/Pulling
O
Reaching
O
Handling
O
Fine Dexterity
O
Kneeling
O
Crouching
R
Crawling
O
Bending
R
Twisting
R
Climbing
O
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required )
C
Hearing
C
Talking
R
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.) 
 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
N
Mechanical Hazards
R
Dirt and Dust
N
Chemical Hazards
N
Extreme Temperatures
N
Electrical Hazards
R
Noise and Vibration
N
Fire Hazards
R
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
N
Wetness/Humidity
M
Communicable Diseases
R
Darkness or Poor Lighting
R
Physical Danger or Abuse

 
Other (specify) 

 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION 
Office Environment
 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Computer, audio visual equipment, copier, fax, scanner, cash register, credit card machines, and other standard office equipment
 

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
N/A 

Part-time employees are not eligible for employee benefits.

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match