LIBRARIAN I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $59,280.00 - $77,748.00 Annually

Job Description



LA County Library

Original PostingDate: 10/06/12

Exam Number: Q8334Q

Filing Type: DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL

RESTRICTED TO PERMANENT PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD.


POSITION:
Performs professional library work and provides information in general reference, audio-visual, children's, young adult services, or classifies, catalogs, reviews and evaluates books.

Essential Job Functions

Interacts positively with a variety of people in different situations in person and by telephone. Gives book talks, conducts reading programs, answers a variety of questions and services on committees.

Promotes customer satisfaction through friendly, efficient service, and resolves customer complaints.

Communicates orally in a clear, friendly, and organized manner.

Communicates in writing clearly and accurately. Prepares reports and bibliographies; develops programs and related announcements.

Uses computer terminals and peripherals to serve customers and conduct research.

Exerts physical ability to retrieve/replace library materials from shelves ranging from floor level to 90 inches above the floor.

Operates a variety of office equipment.

In charge of a small community library during the short-term absence of its manager, as needed.

Travels throughout Los Angeles County for meetings and training.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
OPTION I
:A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited* college or university.

OPTION II: Current status as a Librarian I, Temporary** working full-time in the service of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

**Temporary employees who have completed at least 120 working days of satisfactory service as a Librarian I, Temporary may compete in the departmental promotional examination .

PHYSICAL CLASS III-MODERATE:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry outjob-related essential functions.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
In order to receive to receive credit fora Master's degree from an accredited college or university inLibrary Science (MLS), you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, officialtranscripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing.

ACCREDITATION:
*Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. .

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, and weekends.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I:An evaluation ofexperience and education based upon application information weighted 50%.

PART II: An Appraisal of Promotability (AP) to evaluate knowledge and skills, verbal and written communication, adaptability, work habits and attitude, problem solving, personal and public relations weighted 50%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher onEACH weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Temporary employees who have completed at least 120 working days of satisfactory service may compete in this examination for permanent appointment to Librarian I in accordance with Civil Service Rule 6.02(2). Applicants must indicate the department name and number on Section 10 of the employment application: Public Library; 461.

Verification of Experience: Experience gained in a position performing similar kinds of work which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the higher level position will be accepted. Experience claimed will be verified and evaluated to determine if the type, level or length of experience is qualifying. Applicants must supply sufficient information for this evaluation to be made. Applicants claiming such experience in County service must present, at time of filing , written proof of this experience in a Verification of Experience Letter approved by their Departmental Human Resources Manager or authorized representative. Credit will only be given for out-of-class experience to meet the minimum requirements/selection requirements only.
Withhold Information: Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six months of meeting the experience requirements by the last day of filing. However, the names of such employees will be withheld from the certification list until the required experience is fully met.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will beplaced onthe eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the promulgation date.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

**PASSING THIS EXAMINATION AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Candidates appointed to Public Library positions are fingerprinted and are subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice. Job-related convictions as defined by County Policy may result in discharge or disqualification from employment with the Public Library.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill permanent positions throughout the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the "APPLY"tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this system. We must receive your application by 6:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax them to (562) 940-4155 within five (5) days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicantsMUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application at the address below by 6:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

LA County Library
Human Resources Development
7400 East Imperial Highway, Room 223
Downey,CA 90242
(562) 940-8434
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., PST

Please note this office is closed on Fridays.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Lizette Contreras
lcontreras@library.lacounty.gov
(562) 940-8434
(562) 940-4155 FAX
(562) 940-8431 ADA Coordinator
(562) 940-8477 Teletype
1(800)-735-2922 CA Relay


Closing Date/Time: Continuous