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Library Page
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City of Ontario | Ontario, CA
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Job Description

The Position

Library Page

The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept applications from the first fifty (50) applicants that meet the qualification guidelines outlined below.

Are you interested in kick starting your library career? Do you have a desire to make a positive impact on your community by assisting the Ontario Library to create and support lifelong reading, learning, and enjoyment? The Ontario Library is seeking motivated, team-oriented individuals interested in gaining valuable experience working in a municipal library. The Library Page performs a variety of manual and clerical tasks related to library materials processing, sorting, shelving, and retrieving. The ideal candidate will possess a professional demeanor, superb work ethic, and will be willing to work a flexible schedule to accomplish the Department's goals and objectives. Successful candidates will also possess strong organizational skills, experience navigating computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to provide excellent customer service to both staff and patrons.

The Library Page is a part-time/temporary position, scheduled to work no more than 20 hours per week, and is not eligible to participate in the City's health insurance or retirement plans.

The Community Life and Culture Agency

The City of Ontario's Community Life & Culture Agency endeavors to meet the Ontario City Council goal to "encourage, provide or support enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy city programs, policies and activities." Community Life & Culture does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, services and events available through the Recreation & Community Services, Library and Museum Departments as well as the Arts & Culture program.

The Ontario City Library has been serving the public as a City department since 1895. The Library is currently staffed by 33 full-time and 44 part-time employees. The Ovitt Family Community Library and Lewis Family Branch of the Library contain over 200,000 books, 320 magazine subscriptions, 15 newspaper subscriptions, 16,000 DVDs, 9,000 audio music and music discs, compact discs, pamphlet files, and local history materials. Computerized catalog and checkout systems provide access to the Library's many resources.

The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full- time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Life & Culture, Development, Economic Development, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, Public Works and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City's website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (Core Values for City of Ontario employees)

OntarioCityEmployees.org (Information about City of Ontario employee benefit plans)

The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)

Examples of Essential Functions

The essential functions typically performed by the Library Page include the following:

* Performs sorting, shelving and filing of various library materials according to the library classification system.

* Assists in routine clerical work associated with the circulation and processing of books, periodicals, and other library materials.

* Lifts and moves boxes of books and other library materials; prepares and organizes shipments and deliveries including packing and unpacking boxes of various library materials.

* Provides directional assistance to patrons upon request and refers to appropriate staff for assistance.

* Properly maintains library equipment.

* Moves City property including mail to other City facilities.

* Maintains and monitors shelved materials ensuring accuracy of order; re-shelves misplaced items.

* Maintains inventory control of library materials.

* Maintains appearance of work and public areas in the library.

* Prepares rooms for meetings, library programs and community gatherings; moves and arranges chairs and tables as requested for room set up and take down.

* Assists with preparing for and participating in special events.

* Performs other job related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualification Guidelines

Required Experience

Some knowledge of alphabetical and numerical filing systems.

Special Requirements

Ability and a willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. All candidates appointed to this position who are under the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school will be required to obtain a work permit by the date of hire.

Desirable Experience

Six months of volunteer or paid work experience in a public library.

Desirable Education

Current enrollment in a post-secondary education program with a focus on library sciences or a closely related field.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Some general clerical experience and/or knowledge of general office procedures. Ability to operate standard office machines and equipment. Valid California Class C driver's license.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

* List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.
* List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
* Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

Supplemental Questions

To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. This information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position. Application presentation including spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be evaluated during this step.

Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application.

Please provide succinct, concise, descriptive, and detailed information for each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.

Email Notices

Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the city of Ontario will come from "@ontarioca.gov" or "governmentjobs.com." If you change your email address after submitting your application please visit governmentjobs.com and update your profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.