January 18, 2013   Req. #023-13   Pos. #5430-02


(Part-time, 20 Hours Per Week
Public Service/Library/Extension Service-Eastside
Salary Range: $14.40-$28.48 Hourly*

The purpose of this position is to provide reference services to customers at the Eastside Branch Library.  At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do better, with less.  This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven culture.  Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.  Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job openings.  However, those we hire are entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Because of this, we can hire only the very best.  That means candidates who not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Plans and schedules hour-long topical programs promoting reading for children and their families; prepares and have ready materials for book discussion including discussion questions and other book-related reading activities and program-related materials for check-out; offers professional expertise to library users; uses research techniques to answer questions received in person, by telephone and online; resolves any patron complaints to ensure excellent public service and promote positive public relations while serving a diverse population; provides instructions to users in the use of electronics, SIRSI online library catalog, online databases and the internet; charges and discharges library materials accurately; performs other circulation functions accurately.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.  Experience working with children, particularly delivering children services preferred.  Employee must be able to work a flexible schedule with some days, evenings, and Saturdays. 

*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at http://www.leoncountyfl.gov.   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address: boatwrightl@leoncountyfl.gov.  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m., February 1, 2013.   APPLY online, in person or by mail to:

Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301

 Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.