Employment Opportunities at the Library

Circulation Clerk I (Full Time)

Johnson City Public Library Circulation Department has an opening for a Circulation Clerk I. The Circulation department is the first touchpoint of service in the library. Staff in this position are expected to offer a high level of welcoming customer service to library guests in a fast-paced environment. Primary responsibilities include assisting patrons with circulation function through curbside pick-up and the circulation desk, collection of library usage statistical data, readers advisory, and may include shelving.

Distinguishing Features of the Classification: A staff member in this position is generally the first point of service for patrons. This position provides general library service in a fast-paced work environment. The position is an entry-level one involving mainly routine work according to set procedures, generally basic and manual in nature. Duties are performed under the close direction of a supervisor; all work is evaluated through conferences and observations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a welcoming first point of service to the public
  • Provides circulation services to the public including:
    • checking materials in and out through curbside delivery and at the circulation desk
    • taking payments for fines and fees for lost and damaged items
    • hold notifications
    • registering new patrons and maintaining patron data
    • retrieving and processing the outside book return
  • Processes both outgoing and incoming courier shipments
  • May shelve incoming materials
  • May assist in ongoing shelf maintenance and shifting in the library
  • Moves and stores library property
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide friendly and quality customer service. Ability to follow set procedures and routines in an accurate manner. Working knowledge of standard library techniques, practices, and procedures. Ability to work alone at times and to maintain all operations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and the public. Knowledge of the practical application of computer operations and procedures.

Desirable Experience and Education: Graduation from high school or GED and any combination of experience and training in the clerical field which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform tasks with computers, basic bookkeeping, etc. preferred. Public library experience is preferred.

 Other Requisites:  From time to time the incumbent may be assigned special duties by a superior or, on a temporary basis, may be asked to assist other employees occupying a different position. This job description should not be construed as an all-inclusive statement of every task required of this position, but as a fair representation of the great majority of the work. Every effort will be made in advance to inform the incumbent of the temporary additional assignments, which under no circumstances are intended to constitute a change in classification.

ADA REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Task involves some physical effort, i.e., some standing and walking, or frequent light lifting, pushing, pulling (5-40+ pounds); manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of shop and office equipment; may involve extended periods of sitting at a keyboard.

Work at the Circulation Desk demands some repetitive motions.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Task is regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes). Occasional exposure to wind, rain, snow, or hot or cold temperatures during outdoor book drop retrieval and curbside delivery.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:  Task requires sound perception and discrimination.  Task requires visual perceptions and discrimination.  Task requires oral communications ability.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt position with fringe benefits. Starting pay in this classification is $10.24 per hour.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should submit an online application and include a resume and cover letter addressed to Julia Turpin. Review of applications to begin immediately.

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Youth Services Library Clerk I (Part Time)

Johnson City Public Library Youth Services Department has an opening for a Library Clerk I. The Children’s Library is a warm busy place designed to serve children birth-12 and caregivers. The main function of this position includes assisting children and their caregivers in finding the books and materials they need through use of our online catalog, registering children for special programs, and assisting with internet use. Other common tasks included but not limited to this position are creating booklists, assisting with craft kits, assisting with departmental decorations, and other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who enjoys children and wants to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to excellence. A person in this position is always expected to provide quality customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct service to patrons at the Youth Services desk
  • Decorates Youth Services including bulletin boards and makes in-house signs and book lists for Youth Services
  • Works directly with teen volunteers
  • Gathers statistics
  • Creates booklists
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 General knowledge of library routine and procedures in the area of assignment. General knowledge of library techniques, systems and procedures. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and patrons. Creative abilities to enhance patron library visits. Working knowledge of the practical application of computer operations and procedures. Skilled in serving patrons satisfactorily.

Desirable Experience and Education:  A high school diploma with some college experience is required. Preferred children’s library experience.

Other Requisites:  From time to time the incumbent may be assigned special duties by a superior or, on a temporary basis, may be asked to assist other employees occupying a different position. This job description should not be construed as an all-inclusive statement of every task required of this position, but as a fair representation of the great majority of the work. Every effort will be made in advance to inform the incumbent of the temporary additional assignments, which under no circumstances are intended to constitute a change in classification.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Tasks involve some physical effort, i.e. some standing and walking, or frequent light lifting (5-25 pounds) or other restricted physical activities.  Manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs or body in the operation of shop and office equipment; may involve extended periods of sitting at a keyboard.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes).

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:  Task requires sound perception and discrimination.  Task requires visual perception and discrimination.  Task requires oral communications ability.

This is an hourly position with no fringe benefits. Starting pay in this classification is $10.24 per hour. The typical schedule will be 22 hours per week. Evening and weekend work is required.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should submit an online application and include a resume and cover letter addressed to Julia Turpin. Review of applications to begin immediately.

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Shelver (Part-time)

Johnson City Public Library Circulation Department has an opening for a Shelver. The circulation department is the first touchpoint of service in the library.  Staff in this position are expected to offer a high level of welcoming customer service to library guests.  Primarily responsibilities include shelving, arranging, transporting, and storing library materials. Duties may vary according to need or location but are generally of a basic, manual nature. Duties are performed under the close direction of a supervisor; all work is evaluated through conferences and observations.

A high school diploma or GED is required.

This is an hourly position with no fringe benefits. Starting pay in this classification is $8.26 per hour. The typical schedule will be 15 hours per week. Shelving involves frequent walking; standing; pushing; pulling; stepping on stools to reach; bending/ squatting; lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight (15-25lbs). Evening and weekend work is required.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should complete an Application for Library Employees and include a cover letter and resume addressed to Julia Turpin. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Facility Maintenance Clerk (Part-time)

The Johnson City Public Library is seeking a part-time Facility Maintenance Clerk that will perform routine housekeeping duties in the cleaning and upkeep of library building and grounds. Beginning salary is Pay Grade 2 or $10.24 per hour. Duties will include physically strenuous activities, such as moving furniture, and operating cleaning and lawn maintenance equipment. Work hours are 25 to 29 per week and evenings and weekends are required. Applicants must have custodial experience, a working knowledge of PPE equipment and biohazard disposal, a neat and clean appearance, reliable transportation, a verifiable and consistent work history and be drug free.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should complete an online application. This position is open until filled. The Johnson City Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applications are accepted throughout the year and remain on file for twelve months. Click here to submit your application. Johnson City Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Johnson City Public Library is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming experience for everyone. We honor human dignity and embrace the ways in which people are both similar and different. We stand for equity of access to our services, spaces, and collections. Your library provides safe spaces for all people of our rich and diverse community. The library’s staff and Board of Directors ensure that our organization will reflect these ideals in all we do.

Title VI Disclosure

Johnson City Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of Library services or employment opportunities and benefits.

The Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its services, programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violations concerning Title VI, Section 504, ADA, or Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any other of the above referenced policies should be directed to Johnson City Public Library’s Human Resources Department at 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Call (423) 434-4463 with questions.