DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, perform a variety of duties including book check-in, shelving and delivery tasks in the Library and Community Services Department. This position may be assigned to work at any of the three Libraries: John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receive direct supervision from higher-level library personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Shelve library materials in their proper locations and shelf read. Deliver and/or pick-up materials from libraries and other city locations using city delivery van as needed. Drive Bookmobile occasionally. Check-in library materials. Empty book returns/bins. Maintain shelves accurately and in a neat appearance; straighten and rearrange shelves when necessary. Inform supervisor of materials which are damaged or beyond repair. Process library materials, e.g. covering, cleaning, casing/re-casing materials, etc. Assist in maintaining a neat appearance of the library; clean tables, circulation desk counter top and terminals. Assist with set up and clean up for events and programs. Unpack deliveries. Place library materials in the proper location for shelving. Perform opening and closing duties. Replenish public use supplies. Promote and maintain safety in the work place. Perform related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials and distinguish colors; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, climb and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, physical strength to lift up to 25 lbs; may occasionally lift up to 40 pounds of books; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
WORKING CONDITIONS : Business office working environment subject to sitting at a desk or standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files and shelving units; pushing/pulling of book carts and supplies, lifting and transferring books from bins to carts and to shelves; reaching in all directions and occasional periods of time working at a computer terminal.
QUALIFICATIONS : Knowledge of: The alphabet, Dewey Decimal System and other systems used in filing library materials. Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions. Spell and file correctly. Establish and maintain effective relationships with others. Deal courteously and tactfully with the public. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to high school course work.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application. Candidates presenting the most desirable combination of education and experience will be invited to participate in a qualifying written test. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. 05/24/12pp
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.
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MISCELLANEOUS NON-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES (SMEA)
SALARY STEPS: Appointments are normally made at the first step. Consideration is given for increase to the second step after successful completion of a six-month probationary period. (Employees appointed at a higher step will be eligible for consideration for the next step after one year, providing they successfully complete a six-month probationary period.)
PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL EXAM & DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY: Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-placement medical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol screening test, prior to final appointment. Hiring decisions may be based upon results of pre-placement medical exam and drug and alcohol screening. Positive samples are retained for 90 days from date of notification. Applicants with a positive result must notify the City, in writing, prior to the expiration of the 90 days to request retention beyond the 90 day period. A copy of the City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy is available upon request.
BIENNIAL PHYSICAL: City-paid Biennial Physical exam every 24 months. Employees 40 & over eligible every 18 months.
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrued at a rate of 22 days through 5 years; 27 days through 10 years; with additional longevity increases.
HOLIDAYS: Twelve days plus two floating days for a total of fourteen per year
FLEXIBLE COMPENSATION BENEFIT: A Flexible Benefit equal to 5% of the employee’s annual base salary may be used toward employee health contribution, supplemental life insurance, deferred compensation leave time or cash.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City pays 100% for CalPERS Choice Health plan, Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services for employee and eligible dependents. Other PERS Health coverage may be available depending upon your residence. The City will only provide the premium amount equal to the CalPERS Choice.
RETIREMENT: Public Employees Retirement System 2% at 55. Employee pays 7% contribution in addition to Social Security/Medicare contributions.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Private long-term disability plan for job related and non-job related disability.
LIFE INSURANCE: City-paid life insurance policy of $50,000.
UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: Work clothing or clothing allowance or footwear allowance provided for employees required to wear a uniform; or in certain classifications.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employee may elect to enroll in a plan.
BILINGUAL PAY: 5% of base salary for employees holding designated positions and who qualify through testing procedures.
DIFFERENTIAL PAY: Split shift differential for Library Employees - 5% for days on which the employee’s shift is split.
PREMIUM PAY: Classifications that require certification may be eligible for up to 5% additional pay for certifications held not required for the job.
PHYSICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS PROGRAM: City will provide 50% reimbursement to employees for actual costs of participation in health club memberships for employee only, not exceed $500 per calendar year, per employee or an annual fitness incentive of $500/$750/$1000 for qualifying employees.
THE ABOVE-LISTED BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT.
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