This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.
DESCRIPTION THE AGENCY
The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark, and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. Additional services are provided through Mobile and Outreach Services, Education and Literacy Services, and Social Justice Services.
The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian, Cynthia Chadwick, and the Board of Supervisors on library services.
The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services.
The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends of the Library or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services. To learn more about the Alameda County Library, please visit their website at http://www.aclibrary.org
. THE POSITION
The Library is currently seeking a Specialist Clerk II to provide specialized procurement, electronic document, records and asset management support for the Technical Services (TSV) and Information Technology Strategy Division (ITSD). The Technical Services (TSV) Unit and the Information Technology Strategy Division (ITSD) provide vital support to the County Library. TSV staff select, order, catalog, process, and sort for delivery all the new materials for Library members to enjoy. ITSD procures, operates, and manages the Library's hardware and software systems. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be skilled in Microsoft Office systems - Word, Access, and especially Excel. They will act as primary liaison among Library Technical Services, Information Technology Strategy Division, Finance, and outside vendors. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. They will require minimal supervision and have had prior purchasing experience.
The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Specialist Clerk I or in an equivalent or higher level clerical class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office and the Hospital Authority.)
The equivalent of three years of full-time clerical experience.
License: Some positions may require a valid California Driver's license.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSThe most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:
• Modern office practices and procedures, including business correspondence, filing, and standard office equipment operations.
• Thorough program knowledge of work requiring the application of a variety of rules, procedures, codes, calculations, and systems is required in some positions.
• Techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socio-economic and ethnic groups, in person, via telephone, and through correspondence (may include contacts with irate and hostile individuals).
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Make independent decisions and take initiative.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Plan, organize and coordinate work.
• Work independently.
• Adapt to challenging situations.
SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION CRITERIA:
For positions requiring the ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 net words per minute from clear copy. Typing must occupy more than 10 percent of working time. Typing may be on a typewriter, or a personal computer.
DEFINITIONS USED IN CRITERIA OF "DISTINGUISHING FEATURES":
Indicates that a minimum of one year of specialized education or equivalent on-the-job training is necessary to acquire this specialized knowledge.
Indicates that information concerning a few of the more easily understood aspects from a variety of sources or complete understanding of all aspects from one source is required in order to perform the duties.
Indicates an understanding of the usual finer points of general knowledge and an understanding of the details from a variety of sources is required in order to perform the duties.
Indicates complete and broad understanding of all aspects and details of clerical work which requires the application of a variety of sources (i.e., codes, County and department policy, rules, systems, and procedures) is required in order to perform the duties.
Work involving internal and external communications, recording and retrieval of data, and/or information and other paper work required in an office.
ALTERNATE RANGE CRITERIA:
1. For positions requiring incumbents to take and transcribe dictation via shorthand or dictating machine recording; these duties must occupy more than 10 percent of working time.
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:For your Health & Well-Being
For your Financial Future
- Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
- Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
- Vision or Vision Reimbursement
- Share the Savings
- Basic Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
- County Allowance Credit
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
- Employee Assistance Program
For your Work/Life Balance
- Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
- Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)
- 11 paid holidays
- Floating Holidays
- Vacation and sick leave accrual
- Vacation purchase program
- Catastrophic Sick Leave
- Employee Mortgage Loan Program
- Group Auto/Home Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Guaranteed Ride Home
- Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
- Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
- Child Care Resources
- 1 st United Services Credit Union
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.
Conclusion TO APPLY
Please note this reinstatement & transfer opportunity may close at any time and we encourage you to apply immediately.
1. Complete an application template in JobAps through the following link:https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=00&R2=AF000&R3=01
2. Submit a PDF copy of your completed application, along with a cover letter, to LibraryRecruitment@aclibrary.org prior to the closing date.
3. You will receive a confirmation of receipt within two (2) business days of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, your application has not been submitted.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please send your contact information and specific inquiries to LibraryRecruitment@aclibrary.org
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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