Library Assistant I - (.80 FTE) - Multiple Branches

  • County of Colusa
  • , California
  • Apr 01, 2021
Part Time Library Services
  • Salary: $1,902.40 USD
  • Salary Top: $2,831.20
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 22, 2021



The Colusa County Library is recruiting for a Library Assistant I to perform a wide variety of library work in support of various branch and/or main library activities including working the circulation desk, preparing materials for circulation, and maintaining accurate files and records.

There is one part-time (30 hours per week) position available. This position will include coverage at the Grimes and Stonyford branches, help with inter-branch deliveries, inter-branch communication, branch coverage for sick/vacation times and branch program support. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist in the general operation of a branch library; supervise the branch library operation in the absence of the Branch Librarian.

Serve at the circulation desk; check books in and out of the library and issue library cards.

Identify overdue materials; process notices as required; collect, record and account for payment of fines.

Answer routine informational questions; refer more difficult or technical questions to appropriate library staff.

Maintain a variety of clerical files.

Receive and sort through materials donated to the library.

Assist in processing new materials for circulation purposes.

Review reference collection periodically; read shelves to ensure that books are in order; weed collection as needed.

Prepare library exhibits and displays; conduct library tours.

Perform routine clerical assignments including typing.

May perform simple reference work and administer children's services.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade

- Prior experience in basic library work is preferred

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to:

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A complete application packet will include:

- A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317

- Supplemental Form

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A qualification appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills and training experience. A skills exam may be administered. A hiring list may be implemented for future openings. The County Librarian will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Miscellaneous Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW: APRIL 22, 2021. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed and closing date postmarked applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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