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    Posted: 13/Jul/2017 at 8:19pm
OPEN ONLY: July 10, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                           FINAL FILING DATE: July 21, 2017

Monthly Salary Range: $3,232 - $4,127
Public Employees Union - Local One


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 multi-task, 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

Either :
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.

Transcripts must be scanned and attached to your on-line application. Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide proof of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service affiliated with the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) with transcripts.


1.      Application Filing:   All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, visit our website to see the detailed job description.
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 Exam: A multiple-choice written test will be administered to all accepted candidates. Candidates will be tested in job-related dimensions such as: Common Library practices, procedures, and terminology, reading and understanding written material, clerical skills/abilities, interpersonal relations and written communication. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score. (Weighted 100%)

Conviction History Form: As part of the application and selection process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History Form. The Conviction History Form must be submitted when requested.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

Michelle McCauley
Administrative Services Assistant
(925) 608-7702

Edited by miloa - 13/Jul/2017 at 8:28pm
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