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Library Patron Services Clerk

Company: City of Farmington
Location: Farmington
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Job Description:

JOB OPENINGCITY OF FARMINGTONJOB POSITION #46: LIBRARY PATRON SERVICES CLERKNUMBER OF VACANCIES:2-4 DEPARTMENT: Library / Patron ServicesWORK LOCATION:LibraryHIRING RANGE: $9.50 / HourTYPE OF POSITION:Temporary/Part-TimeHOURS WORKED: 15-25 hours a weekDAYS WORKED: Varied Includes weekends, evenings, and holidays.APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH:Tuesday, March 17th, 2020Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.SELECTION AND SCREENING TOOLS REQUIRED

  • There are two WorkKeys tests that take approximately 45 minutes each that must be completed by Wednesday, March 25th, 2020.
  • Applicants are required to register for the following WorkKeys tests:Workplace Documents and Workplace Observation.
  • Register online at
  • Visit the Farmington Department of Workforce Solutions, 600 West Arrington
  • For additional information please call the Department of Workforce Solutions at (505) 327-6126.
    • The available testing times are Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Please bring the printed results for this test to the City of Farmington Human Resources Office, located at 850 Municipal Drive in Farmington, or email to apulte@fmtn.orgJOB DUTIESESSENTIAL DUTIES:Supervised by the Library Patron Services Coordinator. Work is performed under the direction of the Library Patron Services Supervisors and the Library Patron Services Technicians, as determined by work schedules.Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position.Provides the highest excellent customer service in a timely manner, resolves issues promptly, delivers a positive experience, and ensures satisfaction and loyalty.Accuracy, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, flexible, team player, and strong customer service skill are vital in this position.Greets patrons in person, or on the phone, provides and locates information or refers inquiries to appropriate personnel, assists patrons with the library's online services, requests, materials, and facilities. Explains circulation and library procedures and policies, instructs patrons in the use of the library's automated systems, online services and equipment, and promotes library services and activities. Serves the public at the Circulation Desk, opening and closing for daily operations; registers, renews, modifies, and maintains patron accounts and inputs patron data entries accurately and efficiently into the library's computer system, sorts and files patron records.Responsible for discharging library materials using the automated return system; monitors the return system as materials are automatically being discharged and sorted; reports any issues with the return system in a timely manner.Responsible for emptying the book drop and the automated return bins; inspects, checks out or routes materials to proper locations; sorts, counts, and organizes materials on book carts for shelving.Responsible for assessing and collecting fees, fines, refunds and lost payments, makes proper change and credit card payments; operates cash register, assists with counting, preparing and balancing the cash registers and daily receipts. Operates and utilizes the library's computers and computer system to perform routine searches, maintenances, analyzes, and verifies or enters data information. Maintains absolute confidentiality and privacy of patron records and work-related issues.Maintains a neat and orderly appearance of the circulation desk and the library by straightening chairs, collecting materials from tables, carts or shelves, and reports any damaged equipment, furniture or fixtures to appropriate personnel.May assist with shelving or shelf-reading materials in all areas of the library.May perform other basic duties in circulation, other areas of the library, or branch library as necessary.Learns responsibilities, procedures, and policies primarily through oral instruction and observation which takes place on-the-job. Training is hands-on, with repetition and reinforcement.Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.Participates and attends trainings, daily shows, programs, and other projects of the library as required and/or assigned.Must be available to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.Attendance is an essential function of this position.Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.Complies with Patron Services department and library procedures and policies, and the City guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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.QUALIFICATIONSThis position is subject to the City's Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program, which includes pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing. Background check is required.This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel, and the public.Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public on all age levels and cultural backgrounds.Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, patiently, and effectively with the staff and the public on all age levels and cultural backgrounds in any situations. Ability to learn and use library organization systems, including Dewey Decimal Classification, for the purpose of shelving books and locating material in all areas of the library.Ability to understand and apply circulation and library procedures and policies.Ability to verify information and make necessary corrections, using a high level of accuracy.Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision after training, within the context of a team environment.Knowledge of basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.Ability to organize, sort, and file alphabetically and numerically. Ability to handle money and make correct change.Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in work environment.Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality, in accordance with library policies and laws.Ability to communicate and follow instructions, both oral and written, and follow established routines.Ability to learn to use the tools and equipment listed, including the library's online catalog and automation system and use them effectively to perform assigned duties.TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Library's online catalog and automation system, automated book return, self-check machines, cash register system, computer reservation system, personal computer and applicable software, book carts, credit card machine, printer, mouse, keyboard, calculator, copy and fax machine, telephone, and automobile.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 frequently required to walk, stand, talk and hear, with minimum sitting. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.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 work environment is in doors in a climate controlled setting. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

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