3618 Library Technical Assistant II

Recruitment #TEX-3618-070886

Introduction

 

Appointment Type:
Temporary Exempt (TEX) Appointment.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The maximum duration of this temporary exempt appointment is 6 months.

This is a limited term assignment not to exceed 900 hours/six (6) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.  Appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.

Applicants to this recruitment are encouraged to apply for Permanent Civil Service Examination in Class 3618 Library Technical Assistant II.  Interested candidates should submit a separate application to recruitment CBT-3618-901191 (please note that the filing deadline for CBT-3618-901191 is October 11, 2016).  Please click the link below to apply.  

https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3618&R3=901191

About San Francisco Public Library
The San Francisco Public Library is one of the premier urban public libraries in the country, and a leader in creating visionary policies and innovative programs that promote literacy and learning, digital inclusion, social justice, and healthy communities. It embraces its role as the most democratic of institutions, providing safe and welcoming facilities for all members of the community.  Visit http://sfpl.org
 for more information.   

The Library is now accepting applications for one full-time position at Chinatown Branch in Class 3618.  This position requires possession of Cantonese and English bilingual skills.  Candidates who do not possess the designated bilingual skills will not be appointed to bilingual position. A language proficiency test may be administered prior to appointment to this position.  

Position Description
Under supervision, the Library Technical Assistant II performs various routine phases of technical library work; exercises work direction over subordinate personnel; explains and carries out established methods and procedures; makes regular contacts with the general public, outside organizations and library personnel in connection with library operations and activities; and prepares and/or maintains various files and records. The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising subordinate staff, training new hires and conducting performance evaluations; preparing staff assignments; planning and monitoring the operation of library circulation and/or reserve functions; responding to inquires made in person, over the telephone, or by regular or electronic mail; interpreting and/or editing catalog records and maintaining cataloging system; conducting physical and bibliographic searches for library material; performing a variety of library clerical tasks such as typing library documents and processing library information and materials; writing routine correspondence; compiling information/data and generating reports; preparing and revising various forms; performing basic maintenance of office and library equipment; overseeing daily cash management and all other fines/fees matters for the branch; interpreting and explaining library rules and policy; resolving library users’ complaints related to circulation policy matters; assisting library users in the use of library services; supervising shelving and shelf maintenance; overseeing processing of library materials; overseeing maintenance of office supplies; using basic reference resources to locate information for the public; working the circulation and information desks; and performing other job related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Library Information Technology AND one (1) year of full-time verifiable experience in technical library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services equivalent to the duties performed by class 3616 Library Technical Assistant I in the City and County of San Francisco; OR

An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in any field AND completion of a Library Information Technology certificate program from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of full-time verifiable experience in technical library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services equivalent to the duties performed by class 3616 Library Technical Assistant I in the City and County of San Francisco; OR

Completion of a Library Information Technology certificate program from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of full-time verifiable experience in library work, at least one (1) year of which must have included technical library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services, equivalent to the duties performed by class 3616 Library Technical Assistant I in the City and County of San Francisco; OR

Three (3) years of full-time verifiable experience in library work, at least one (1) year of which must have included technical library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services, equivalent to the duties performed by class 3616 Library Technical Assistant I in the City and County of San Francisco.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

Special Requirements:
1.     Position in this classification include the ability to sustain physical effort involving considerable amounts of pushing and pulling library book carts and other library equipment, packing and unpacking library materials standing, bending, squatting, kneeling, lifting and twisting to perform duties associated with daily tasks. May lift and/or move with assistance objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds or more.

2.     This position is subject to irregular work schedules and may require evening and/or weekend work; and require constant public contact. Position in this classification may be required to work at various locations within the Library system. 

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. 

- Ability to work with a varied and diverse population
- An active commitment to public service with the ability to relate to library users of all ages
- Ability to supervise and implement library policies and procedures
- Ability to answer informational and directional questions
- Ability to communicate effectively with library users, co-workers and supervisors
- Flexibility and adaptability to change
- In-depth knowledge of circulation functions
- Ability to prepare materials and conduct staff training on circulation topics
- Excellent customer service orientation
 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the TEX-3618-070886 job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Applicant MUST attach the following documents online through Jobaps at time of application filing; however, resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

1.     Resume (upload through “Resume tab)
2.     Cover Letter (upload through “Other” tab)
3.     Copy of diploma/transcript or certificate (upload through “Other” tab)  

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Vivian Yeung, by telephone at (415) 557-4581, or by email at Vivian.Yeung@sfpl.org.

Verification:  http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification.  Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456  

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
 

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.  

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.  

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued:  September, 29, 2016
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-3618-070886
LIB/VY/(415) 557-4581

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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