Employment

Current Available Positions

Technical Specialist (Business) I: Circulation Services

Weber County Library is seeking energetic, friendly individuals who thrive on public service interactions. In this front-line circulation services position, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, a team mentality, and excellent business, organizational, and communication skills. If this describes you, apply now! This open recruitment will be used to fill current openings at library locations throughout Weber County. It is not location-specific.

Position Summary:
As a member of the Library’s program implementation team, under the supervision of the branch manager and circulation manager, this employee provides front-line customer service to patrons at the circulation desk, both in person and over the telephone. This employee issues and renews library cards, processes holds, inspects materials for damage, mends and repairs print and nonprint materials, and handles cash for the payment of fines and fees.

Essential Position Duties:

  • Provide front-line customer service at the circulation desk, in person and over the telephone
  • Instruct patrons in use of the Library’s automated book return system and self-checkout units
  • Perform circulation-related and clerical tasks, including handling money, issuing library cards, inspecting condition of returned materials, and mending print/nonprint materials according to Library procedure
  • Instruct patrons in use of basic technology resources, such as printers, scanners, copiers, and public computers
  • Actively promote Library resources, programs, and services during patron interactions
  • Preserve safety, appearance, and condition of Library facilities and property

General Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities for the position
  • At least one year’s customer service experience required
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language preferred

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting for money and inventory control
  • Ability to work methodically with strict attention to detail
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks within established time frame
  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish results
  • Familiarity with standard software used in business applications, such as Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with current Web applications such as search engines, email interfaces, social media, and eBook and eAudio applications/commonly used devices
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot office machines, such as copiers, scanners, printers, and cash registers
  • A commitment to public service and the ability to work effectively with a diverse patron base
  • Ability to implement Library Board policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the relationships and responsibilities of Library divisions and buildings
  • Understanding of Library mission and roles, and the general role of public libraries within a community

Physical Demands:
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, hear, crouch, crawl, balance, reach, stoop, and kneel. Must use hands and fingers to operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to lift up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally up to fifty pounds. The employee must be able to remove library materials from shelves at a maximum height of six feet and push library carts weighing up to 175 pounds. Must be able to move about the work area, talk clearly with customers, and hear customer responses. Must have excellent close vision and good distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment and Schedule:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works indoors in a library public service environment. Employees must be able to work rotating shifts (seven days a week) and flexible hours (morning, afternoon, evening, and holiday hours) when the Library is open. All employees will work up to two evenings per week and will alternate weekend shifts with the other employees in their division. Employees will also work holiday hours of equal proportion to those of other employees in their division.

 

Assistant Specialist (Public) I: Youth Services
The Weber County Library seeks motivated individuals with outstanding communication skills and significant experience working with youth in a teaching environment to guide young patrons and their caregivers to Library materials and services, while providing diverse and enriching learning experiences for children, teens, and families. This open recruitment will be used to fill current openings at library locations throughout Weber County. It is not location-specific.

Position Summary:
As a member of the Library’s program implementation team, under the supervision of the youth services librarian, this employee works regularly at a service desk providing ready reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services to youth and their caregivers in person and over the telephone; participates in planning and presenting educational activities including summer reading programs, after-school programs, Discovery Time, and other literacy programs; performs support-level collection development tasks; provides occasional customer service at the circulation desk; sets up meeting venues; provides technology instruction; promotes the Library at outreach events.

Essential Position Duties:

  • Work regularly at the youth services desk, providing ready reference, readers’ advisory, and referral to youth and their caregivers in person and over the telephone; will be expected to work at other service points in the building as necessary for coverage and cross-training
  • Instruct youth in use of technology resources
  • Develop and present diverse and enriching activities, events, and classes for children, teens, families, and caregivers, including Discovery Time, the After-School Program, the Summer Reading Program, and other educational activities that support transliteracy and lifelong learning
  • Collaborate with professional employees in planning, promoting, and providing Library tours and outreach services for local schools, preschools, daycares, and community agencies
  • Actively promote Library resources, programs, and services during patron interactions
  • Contribute to the evaluation and maintenance of the children’s and young adult collections
  • Preserve safety, appearance, and condition of Library facilities and property

General Position Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities for the position
  • At least two years’ experience working with youth in a teaching environment required
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language preferred

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to present books, music, and fingerplays to groups of young children and their caregivers in a formal teaching environment while facilitating conceptual skill development
  • Knowledge of current and classic literature, including authors, genres, and awards, for children and teens and an ability to reinforce the Library’s commitment to the promotion of books, reading, and transliteracy through programming and readers’ advisory
  • A general understanding of the stages of childhood and adolescent development, as well as early literacy concepts
  • An understanding of the Library’s role in meeting the information/learning needs of all youth, including those with special needs and from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to understand and apply customer service strategies to encourage Library use, establish a welcoming atmosphere, and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all youth and their caregivers
  • Familiarity with standard software used in business applications such as Microsoft products, especially Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with current Web applications such as search engines, email interfaces, social media, and eBook and eAudio applications/commonly used devices
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks with frequent interruption
  • A commitment to public service and the ability to work effectively with a diverse patron base
  • Ability to implement Library Board policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the relationships and responsibilities of Library divisions and buildings
  • Understanding of Library mission and roles, and the general role of public libraries within a community

Physical Demands:
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, hear, crouch, crawl, balance, reach, stoop, and kneel. Must use hands and fingers to operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to lift up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally up to fifty pounds. The employee must be able to remove library materials from shelves at a maximum height of six feet and push library carts weighing up to 175 pounds. Must be able to move about the work area, talk clearly with customers, and hear customer responses. Must have excellent close vision and good distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment and Schedule:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works indoors in a library public service environment. Employees must be able to work rotating shifts (seven days a week) and flexible hours (morning, afternoon, evening, and holiday hours) when the Library is open. All employees will work up to two evenings per week and will alternate weekend shifts with the other employees in their division. Employees will also work holiday hours of equal proportion to those of other employees in their division.

 

How to Apply

Apply Online: click on the job posting you want to apply for then click the Apply Online button. When completing your online application please have all of your personal information readily available. You will not have the option to save and return to our application at a later date/time.

Paper applications are not accepted, you must apply online.

Additional Information: You may only apply for current open positions. We do not keep applications on file.

Questions or comments send an email to: jobinfo@co.weber.ut.us