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Library Assistant - Part Time Temporary - Circulation

Company: City of Prescott
Location: Prescott
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Library Assistant Circulation


Part-Time Temporary Position - 19 Hours/Week

Flexible schedule Must be available for day, evening and weekend work.

Resume and Cover letter required

Pay Range: $12.15 per hour

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Deadline to Apply: 5/3/21

Position Summary:

Provides excellent, front-line customer service, interacting directly with library users at the Check Out Desk. Performs a variety of clerical tasks dealing primarily with the circulation of materials. Must be able to perform physically demanding duties related to checking in, checking out and shelving materials in a busy environment. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties:

  • Greets library users, answers telephone and performs a wide range of clerical public contact duties.
  • Ability to establish relationships with the public and provide superior customer service in a professional manner.
  • Uses library automated circulation system to circulate materials to library users including checking materials in and out, processing holds, registering borrowers, and collecting fines and fees.
  • Acts as contact person for library users inquiring about their records.
  • Assists in department operations: opening and closing the circulation desk, counting money, shelving books and other library materials, and emptying book drops.
  • Attends to public use of equipment such as self-checkout computer and copy machines. Provides users with general information about library services directing them to other personnel as needed.
  • Performs general clerical duties for supervisor and other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent. Education or experience equivalent to one-year full-time clerical level library or customer service/public relations work

Employee Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations and handle money appropriately.
  • Ability to retrieve, file and shelve books/materials and to accurately maintain library records.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Ability to learn and use integrated library software.
  • Competent with computers in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction.
  • Ability to keep to a schedule.

Physical Demands And Working Conditions:

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and city vehicle as needed. Must be able to perform physically demanding duties including pushing full book carts, book bins and lifting tubs weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to perform duties involving repetitive bending, reaching, stretching and standing for long periods of time.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Drug screening
  • Motor vehicle records check
  • Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303



Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213

PART-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES: Will accrue sick leave. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: City of Prescott, Prescott , Library Assistant - Part Time Temporary - Circulation, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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