Library Clerk job position

CITY OF BURBANK

Employment Opportunity

LIBRARY CLERK

Departmental Promotional

Interdepartmental Promotional

Open Competitive

Part-Time

HOURS MAY INCLUDE EVENINGS AND/OR WEEKENDS

LAST DATE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. Applications must be completed, signed and in the City of Burbank’s Human Resources Office no later than 5 p.m., on the last date to apply. Postmark dates are not acceptable.

SALARY: $13.90 – $19.16/hr

DEFINITION OF THE POSITION:

Under general supervision, to provide basic library services to the public; to perform a variety of clerical tasks; and to do related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

Interacts effectively with the public in person and over the telephone, responding to routine procedural and directional inquiries; performs circulation procedures, including checking out books and other library materials to the public; computes fines and assesses charges for overdue and/or lost library materials; makes change, and counts and balances money; assists public in completing various library forms and issues library cards; resolves patron problems and concerns regarding circulating issues; operates computers to input, modify, or retrieve data; prepares new library materials for public use; mends damaged library materials; receives, sorts, and distributes incoming and outgoing correspondence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

EDUCATION/TRAINING: High school graduation or equivalent. Ability to type 35 net words per minute. NOTE: Clerical experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis for a maximum of one year.

LICENSE & CERTIFICATES: A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent may be required at time of appointment. A typing certificate must accompany application to be considered.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Knowledge of telephone etiquette; basic mathematics; basic alphabetizing and filing; simple decimal numbers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, staff members, and the public, both in person and on the telephone; work effectively with people of all ages; work in a multicultural environment as a team member; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; effectively use English spelling and grammar; do effective problem solving; understand and apply library classification systems; operate computer terminals and PCS to input and retrieve data; effectively perform tasks requiring attention to detail; work independently under general supervision; work a flexible schedule; stand for long periods of time; manipulate library materials from shelves at floor level to a height of eight (8)feet; operate library, office, and audio-visual equipment; maintain a safe working environment.

THE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION:

Applications will be reviewed. Admission to competitive examination may be limited to those whose applications show the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position. Any part of the examination process may be qualifying only.

THE SELECTION PROCEDURE MAY REQUIRE ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING: A WRITTEN EXAMINATION, A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, OR AN ORAL INTERVIEW. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH MAY REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN ANY OF THESE SELECTION PROCEDURES, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION IN WRITING BY THE LAST DATE TO APPLY ON THIS BULLETIN.

JOB CODE: 120489B1

ISSUED: May 28, 2012

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications and information may be obtained from Human Resources, Administrative Services Building, 301 E. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502.

Applications must be filled out completely and clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. Separate applications must be submitted for each job classification. Applicants should promptly notify Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number.

EXAMINATIONS: Those applicants who appear to be among the best qualified will be selected for the examination. Examination scores determine standing on Eligibility Lists.

Recruitment Examination Appeals: The City of Burbank’s Civil Service Rule XII, Section 3, sets forth the reasons that an applicant may appeal the results of a recruitment examination. Applicants may appeal a written examination only on the basis of a clerical or machine error, ambiguity, and/or a factual error. Applicants may appeal other parts of the recruitment examination only on the basis of mechanical errors in rating or scoring, fraud, prejudice, and/or unfair or unreasonable conduct of the examination. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Management Services Director within five (5) working days after the notification (postmark date on the envelope for notification delivered by the United States Postal Service or date on the e-mail notification) and it must state the specific reason(s) for and the evidence supporting the appeal request. Any appeal that does not meet the requirements as described above will be denied. The appellant will be notified in writing of the decision regarding the appeal. For any additional questions regarding the appeals process, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5026.

SELECTION: An Eligibility List is established for each job classification and is normally valid for one year unless sooner exhausted or canceled. A vacancy is filled from among any one or more of the following procedures: the top three available candidates on the appropriate list or the top three whole scores on the appropriate list. Names non-selected after three certifications are removed from the Eligibility List. The City of Burbank reserves the right to discontinue a recruitment for any reason prior to the establishment of an Eligibility List. Established Eligibility Lists may or may not be used to fill vacancies at the discretion of the hiring department.

Contact Human Resources for any questions regarding certification.

APPOINTMENT: All employment offers are conditional based upon the successful completion of a medical examination (which will include a drug screening), police record check, reference and background checks. All new employees are required to take a loyalty oath.

CITIZENSHIP: United States citizenship is not required for most positions, however, non-citizen applicants must present proof of permission to work prior to employment. Application for citizenship at least one year to final date is required for sworn police/fire positions.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Employees serve a probationary period ranging from six (6) months to one (1) year. If performance is not satisfactory, an employee may be rejected without cause or recourse during the probationary period.

EXEMPT POSITIONS: Employees hired into Exempt positions do not have any property or vested right to their position and may be terminated at any time without cause or recourse.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Veterans’ preference is given for service during certain periods of war or national emergency (dates are on file in Human Resources) on open examinations only. Qualified veterans, widows of veterans, and spouses of disabled veterans who pass the examination(s) are eligible. To claim preference, applicants must submit a copy of the DD214 or other acceptable proof of service with their application.

EMERGENCY SERVICE: All City employees are required to perform assigned Emergency Service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: For the purpose of clarification, discriminatory harassment shall be generally defined as derogatory comments regarding age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic characteristics, medical condition, FMLA/CFRA eligibility, or any disability protected by state or federal law.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

FLEX BENEFIT PLAN: The City provides a specific dollar amount to each employee, based on the employee’s bargaining unit, to use toward the purchase of a health plan, dental plan, life insurance, deferred compensation, and other related benefits.

VACATION: 0 – 4 years service: 2 weeks per year

5 – 14 years service: 3 weeks per year

15+ years service: 4 weeks per year

SICK LEAVE: 8 hours of sick leave per month.

PERSONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE: Number of days depends on unit and option selected.

HOLIDAYS: 9 – 13.5 paid holidays depending on bargaining unit.

RETIREMENT: Public Employees’ Retirement System. Employees who

meet the PERS criteria become members upon employment. Depending upon bargaining unit, the City may contribute to the fund on behalf of the employee. Retirement formula is calculated at 2.5% @ 55 for miscellaneous employees, 3% @ 50 for safety employees (Police) and 3% @ 55 for safety employees (Fire). Employees in the PERS system are not covered by Social Security.

MEDICARE: All newly hired employees contribute a portion of gross salary for Medicare coverage as determined by Federal regulations.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: A tuition reimbursement plan is available to City employees.

CREDIT UNION: Offers systematic savings and loans at low interest.

(Actual benefits will depend on bargaining unit and may differ from information listed).

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

C610-57 02/2012

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