May 17, 2013   Req. #054-13   Pos. #5430-20


Library Assistant
(Part-time, 20 hours per week @ Eastside Branch)
Public Service/Library/Ext.- Eastside
Salary Range: $8.23-$15.96 Hourly*

This is routine clerical work at the Eastside branch of the Leon County Public Library System.  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:  An employee in this position shelves and shifts books, library materials, and media equipment.  Responsibilities include shelving library materials accurately and in a timely fashion; removing incorrectly labeled or damaged books from collection; processes damaged library materials; empties book drops; check-in (discharge) materials using the library’s computerized circulation system; assists library patrons; provides computer assistance on library’s database, and answer phones when needed.

REQUIREMENTS:  Requires the ability to follow written and oral instructions.  Requires the ability to deal courteously with the public and staff and stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to lift library materials and media equipment in excess of 40 pounds and push book carts in excess of 50 pounds.  Knowledge of the alphabet and Dewey Decimal System is desirable.  Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends.  

*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   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be postmarked no later than May 24, 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.