Part-Time ASSISTANT SPECIALIST I
Under the limited supervision of a Senior, Professional, or Associate staff member, Assistant Specialists perform the following types of entry level para-professional duties: Bibliographic maintenance; collection maintenance; equipment maintenance; directional and ready reference; basic reader’s advisory; basic acquisitions, copy cataloging, detailed materials processing; and other tasks of an entry level para-professional nature as required by individual library divisions. Each employee must annually and successfully complete a results-oriented performance plan, based upon the specific job duties for the position and upon the individual employee’s performance needs.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Under the limited supervision of a Senior, Professional, or Associate staff member, an Assistant Specialist II performs all of the appropriate duties of an Assistant Specialist I and undertakes intermediate level para-professional duties, as well as other duties, as needed by the department.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
An Assistant Specialist classification assumes a need for a minimum of two years post high school education or training from an accredited institution of technical or higher education. Assignments may be such that library knowledge is less important than a general education. Individuals with an Associate Degree or the equivalent, without formal library courses, are eligible for employment in this category OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Job assignments will vary within each division according to need, but each employee will be expected to serve as support staff to Associate, Professional, and Senior staff following established rules and procedures, and including (at the top level) supervision of Technical staff. Assistant Specialists may be hired for their high level support skills, but they are also hired for their special para-professional skills such as data base maintenance, public programming, or ability to serve the public. Must be able to operate and troubleshoot basic equipment in the library division (computers and printers, satellite distribution systems, microfilm machines, copy machines, etc.). Must have the ability to follow Board policy and Library Administrative plans and procedures, take initiative, work well with others, and accept responsibility for his/her own actions.
Must have actively and consistently demonstrated all of the skills, the ability to perform all of the duties, and the willingness to assume all of the responsibilities associated with the position of Assistant Specialist I in an above standard manner.
While performing this job the employee is regularly required to lift up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally up to fifty pounds. Must remove library materials from shelves at a maximum height of six feet; use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate computer keyboards, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to move about the area, talk clearly with customers, and hear customer responses. Must have excellent close vision and good distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.