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Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs responsible and varied paraprofessional, technical, and clerical work in the area of technical services. Also assists patrons in the use of library services, equipment, and facilities.
The ideal candidate must be a successful customer service oriented problem solver and have advanced computer/technology skills. This job requires regular shifts at the public service desk with work scheduled during week days, nights, and weekends. The candidate must have the ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time and the ability to do repetitive movement. Other job requirements include: typing, filing, precise data entry skills, proficient use of a personal computer and other office equipment; physical ability to push and pull loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 pounds, lift 25-pound book crates; and the ability to bend, stoop, reach, and climb.
A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree in library science or library information science preferred)
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties preferred.
Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Performs specialized clerical and paraprofessional support in a library environment.
  • Understands and is able to perform all jobs related to library technical services, including but not limited to: cataloging and classifying library       materials.
  • Catalogs new purchases or donated items including but not limited to: Fiction/Non-Fiction books, Audio Books, DVDs, etc.
  • Serves as liaison with processing and customer service to assure customer satisfaction.
  • Resolves any post-cataloging issues.
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date database of library holdings.
  • Assist supervisor in the management of the overall integrity of the bibliographic database.
  • Tracks cataloging trends.
  • Mends damaged books or DVDs.
  • Assists customers with photocopier, computers, microfilm, and fax machine, etc.
  • Guides and instructs customers in the use of electronic resources such as the online catalog, web-based
  • periodicals index, public access computers, eBooks, etc.
  • Explains library resources, furnishes book information and reading guidance, and interprets department policies to a variety of library users.
  • Assists customers in reference and research projects.
  • Assists in circulation: check-in, check-out, issuing library cards, collecting fines, and reconciliations, etc.
  • Share in Library Courier duties.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of library materials.
  • Receives shipments and checks in newly acquired materials.
  • Repairs or returns damaged materials, as appropriate.
  • Monitors the daily operation of the online cataloging system.
  • Acts as local liaison with the network on technical services matters.
  • Maintains statistics on collection inventory and technical services activity and provides periodic reports of same, as directed.
  • Inventories and reports technical services supply needs.
  • Provides patrons with general information on library services; assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities.
  • Works at public service desks as needed.
  • Assists in performing non-technical services work in the Adult and Children's Departments as needed.
  • Attends professional and community meetings, workshops, and conferences as required.
  • Supervises all library operations on occasion, as assigned.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
The following competencies describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes that lead to a successful employee in this position. These competencies are linked to the essential functions of the job. Employees in this position may be evaluated on these competencies as part of the performance appraisal system. These competencies include, but are not limited to, the following:
Public Sector Competencies:
Integrity and Honesty: Demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others. Maintains necessary patron and staff confidentiality.
Work Ethic: Is productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal. Conscientiously abides by the rules, regulations, and procedures governing work.
Service Orientation: Seeks to understand and meets and/or exceeds the needs and expectations of customers. Develops positive relationships with customers.
Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals. Maintains necessary attention to detail to achieve high level performance and is a good steward of library assets. Takes ownership of tasks, performance standards, and mistakes.
Self -Management Skills: Effectively manages emotions and impulses and maintains a positive attitude. Remains open to new ideas and approaches. Continuously evaluates, adapts, and copes effectively with change.
Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, and concern to develop and maintain relationships. Identifies, seeks to solve problems, and prevents or resolves conflict situations. Encourages others through positive reinforcement. Recognizes and develops potential in others.
Self-Development: Seeks efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.
Technical Competencies:
Professional Maturity: Exhibits the attributes of confidence, assertiveness, tolerance, patience, and empathy at the appropriate time in stressful or high-pressure situations. Knows when to refer an issue to the appropriate level. Aligns personal behavior with library standards. Responds appropriately to
supervision and administrative decisions. Takes initiative to accomplish stated goals. Maintains appropriate standards of professionalism. Abides by library policies and procedures.
Customer Relations: Possesses the ability and willingness to interact and communicate effectively with customers. Creates an environment of mutual respect and trust. Presents a positive image of the library and library services.
Communication: Asks appropriate questions to gain information needed to assist the public or provide information to the public. Communicates information in a courteous manner without invoking
Apply by e-mail to rgriffin@wclibrarytn.org or mail to Washington County Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Applicants should include cover letter, resume and Washington County application.  Applications may be downloaded from the link below. Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.  Submission deadline is August 18, 2017.


Washington County Library System
Library Page Job description – Part Time 10 hours/week
Under supervision of the manager, this position shelves and organizes library materials, shelf reads assigned areas, prepares facilities for program use, checks the book and AV drops, checks in materials, answers library user inquiries and directs them to other appropriate assistance, acquires knowledge to help users locate material(s), assists with filing and assists in boxing and moving donated books. This position requires an understanding of how the library is organized.
  • Requires ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System and other library filing systems. 
  • Requires effective communication skills (oral, written and listening).
  • Requires the ability to follow written and oral directions.
  • Requires appropriate interaction with library users and staff (interpersonal skills). 
  • Requires the ability to use office machines effectively. 
  • Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public
  • Maintains an effective relationship with other library staff.
  • Shelves library materials.
  • Locates requested items.
  • Puts books in order on shelves.
  • Assists staff with checking and emptying book and AV drops
  • Adheres to library policies and procedures.
  • Performs other tasks as requested.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some college and/or library experience.
Position requires
  • Meets the minimum age requirements under State and Federal regulations.
  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 50 – 100 lbs.
  • Carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Stand for a long time in one area.
  • Bend, squat and stretch to reach high and low shelves.
This position is part time for 10 hours per week.  Monday & Thursday evenings at the Jonesborough Library.  Pay is $8.76 per hour.  Apply by e-mail to rgriffin@wclibrarytn.org or mail to Washington County Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Applicants should include cover letter, resume and Washington County application.  Applications may be downloaded from the link below. Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.  Submission deadline is August 25, 2017.

Washington County, TN
Building Inspector Employment Notice

Washington County, TN, is accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector which reports to the Chief Building Official.  The Building Inspector conducts periodic and required inspections of buildings and structures for compliance with applicable building codes, including mechanical and plumbing inspections as required.  This position also reviews construction and specification plans for compliance with Standard Building Codes.  The Building Inspector conducts inspections throughout the community, investigating complaints of code violations and issuing citations as needed.
Minimum Requirements:  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and an AS Degree from a two-year college in Building Inspection or Construction Technology.  Relevant work experience in construction and/or as a contractor may be considered in lieu of.  All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License.
Preferred Requirements:  State of Tennessee Building Inspector Certification, BS Degree from a college in Building Inspections or Construction Technology, State License Contractor with a minimum of five years of construction experience.
This position requires an individual who possesses strong communication skills and knowledge of standard business computer software (Word, Excel, etc) and the ability to obtain certifications in Residential and Commercial building, plumbing and mechanical within 12 (twelve) months from date of hire from the State of Tennessee to comply with state law, TCA 68-120-113.
A competitive salary and benefits package is offered based on level of experience.  Resumes should be submitted by e-mail to schapman@washingtoncountytn.org or by mail to:  Washington County, Attention: Scott Chapman, PO Box 219, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  See link below for job description.
Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.



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