At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Read on to find out more about this opportunity.
The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) is a special taxing district that operates ten branch libraries in Marin under the authority of the Board of Supervisors. MCFL's mission is to provide welcoming, equitable and inclusive opportunities for all to connect, learn and explore. It delivers public library services to the residents of the unincorporated areas of the County and the cities of Corte Madera, Fairfax and Novato.
The Marin County Free Library is an innovative, entrepreneurial and dynamic civic institution that is committed to providing exceptional services to a community that cares deeply about the library and encourages the library to assume a critical role in making the community strong, equitable, resilient and progressive. MCFL is committed to cultural competency and the inclusion of those with multiple perspectives and backgrounds in our decision making.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Library Assistants are key members of our branch library teams, responsible for extensive patron support and with expertise in circulating library materials. The Library Assistant I position requires the use of circulation systems to enter and retrieve information; locate, charge and discharge library materials; register patrons; process reserves and interlibrary loan requests and collect fines and fees. The Library Assistant I assists patrons in finding information or refers patrons to appropriate staff; explains library policies and services to the public; and instructs customers in the use of library equipment, including online computer terminals. They also assist with the processing of various materials and provide office support services.
Our Highly Qualified Candidate:
Is enthusiastic and customer-service oriented
Communicates effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds in a busy public service environment
Stays cool and calm even when called upon to multi-task or deal with challenging patron interactions
Has experience working with computers and is comfortable working with new and evolving forms of technology
Demonstrates great attention to detail
Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing
Can work individually and/or collaboratively with team members and personnel at all levels of the organization.
Bilingual skills are also highly desirable
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of office, retail or library support work.
Special Requirements: Must be willing to work on-call, evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis and in the order in which they are submitted. Applicants may be notified by email regarding testing, interviews, or application status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your governmentjobs.com account to view these emails.
Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be referred to the department.