Senior Substitute #L422-708, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

 

Senior Substitute #L422-708

Main Circulation

15 hrs per wk - initially two nights 4-9 and one afternoon 12-5;

Saturday hours as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                       

  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry
    1. Assess and collects fines
    2. Answers and routes telephone calls
    3. Registers borrowers and issues library cards
    4. Directs patrons to appropriate service areas
    5. Shelves materials
  • Assists in additional services areas as needed

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

RATE:                       $ 15.97 per hour to $19.06 per hour in five steps

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date to: Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312, Email: employment@cambridgema.gov

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

 

SALARY:                    $15.97 per hour to $19.06 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:             5:00 pm on June 20, 2013

 

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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