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    Posted: 07/Jul/2017 at 3:46pm
Final Filing Date: July 21, 2017
Open: July 10, 2017

It is an exciting time to work for the Library Department in Contra Costa County! Our vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of our community. We are seeking qualified individuals to fill permanent part-time Library Assistant-Journey Level vacancies. Library Assistant-Journey Level responsibilities include helping library patrons locate information and use various reference sources; instructing patrons on the use of library resources; assisting at the circulation desk and processing library materials.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

•     Strong customer service skills
•     Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse population
•     Experience using a variety of computer applications and software
•     Willingness to learn new technologies associated with learning resources

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

•     The ability to work in an environment with direction given from multiple sources, with shifting priorities, work effectively under pressure and with interruptions
•     Skills to work independently and cooperatively in a support role
•     Excellent interpersonal skills in order to effectively and tactfully deal with fellow workers and the public
•     Analytic and critical thinking skills
•     An interest in books and other information sources

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.


Written Exam: August 15, 2017

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years full time or its equivalent experience in a customer oriented environment.
Substitution for Education: One (1) year full-time or its equivalent of office support work experience in a public library AND two (2) years full-time or its equivalent experience in a customer oriented environment AND
1) possession of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included 15 semester or 18 quarter units in humanities, social science or natural science; OR 2) a Certificate of Library Technology from an accredited college or university; OR 3) Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent paraprofessional experience in a public library which must have included readers advisory, information services and bibliographic searching.


1.     Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2.     Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3.     Written Examination: May include multiple-choice questions. Test items may consist of the following assessment categories: Common Library practices, procedures, and terminology, reading and understanding written material, clerical skills/abilities, interpersonal relations and written communication. (Weighted 100%)

4.     Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.
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