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This is responsible, independent clerical work in the Alachua County Library District.
An employee assigned to this classification independently performs moderately complex clerical tasks in accordance with established library procedures such as maintaining records, checking out materials to patrons, checking in returned items and handling cash. .
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs intermediate computer operations and data input. Utilizes programs to order books and materials, monitors orders, tracks payments and receipt of materials and produces related reports.
Receives and processes payments, from patrons, for lost and damaged materials; balances department’s cash box; provides refunds and change.
Check books and other materials in and out of the library.
Processes library materials; routes to appropriate area.
Maintains library databases, files and patron records.
Explains library procedures. Assists patrons in the location of library materials.
Searches for missing materials.
Performs clerical tasks associated with circulation, acquisition, processing, cataloging and all other patron services.
Empties contents of book drop boxes; pushes carts to re-shelving area.
Shelves library materials.
Inspects returned books for damage. Repairs and mends materials.
Issues library cards according to established procedures.
Answers inquiries on telephone and in person.
Ensure patron compliance of all policies and procedures through effective communication and enforcement.
Performs related work as required.
NOTE: The above listed examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical organizational systems.
Possess basic computer skills, such as keyboard and mouse use.
Ability to become competent in using integrated library systems.
Ability to organize materials in alphabetical and numerical order.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of the operation of library equipment, such as computers, photocopy machines, telephones and FAX machines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and patrons.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to relay instructions or information to others.
Ability to learn and apply departmental and District-wide library procedures.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Ability to push and/or pull fully loaded hand carts; ability to load and unload materials from carts and vehicles.
Ability to lift, reach and bend to locate, remove and re-shelve requested materials
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and be mobile.
The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus associated with the constant use of printed matter and computer monitors.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Bargaining Unit: Bargaining CWA
Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years office and/or clerical experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. College course work will substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Evening and weekend work hours may be required.