Employment Opportunities/Applications

Washington County is seeking to fill the part time position of Account Clerk in the Bookkeeping Department.  This position shall be an employee of Washington County reporting to the Director of Accounts & Budgets.  Job duties include performing intermediate clerical work in the area of accounting, i.e., answering telephone inquiries and directs to appropriate departments, assist in maintaining filing systems, create and maintain spreadsheets, entering data into computer system and additional related record keeping as required.  A variety of reports are maintained by employees in this position, and a high degree of accuracy is required.  Two years related general accounting and clerical support experience required.  Position requires general knowledge of professional accounting practices and methods as well as related laws, procedures, and guidelines.  Must be able to apply departmental policy in routine work situations, maintain accurate accounting records and generate reports through use of accounting procedures, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees as well as the general public.  The complete position description and application is available in the link below.  All completed applications/cover letter/resume must be submitted via e-mail to bcorey@washingtoncountytn.org on or before the closing date of June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm.  Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.


Washington County is seeking to fill the position of Staff Attorney for the County Legal Services and Administration.  This position shall for all purposes be an employee of Washington County reporting to the County Mayor and receiving directives from and subject to oversight of the retained County Attorney.  Juris Doctorate degree with admission to the Tennessee State Bar required.  Salary based on qualifications and experience.  The complete position description is available in the link below.  All completed applications must be submitted via e-mail to sgreene@washingtoncountytn.org  on or before the closing date of June 15, 2018 at 12:00pm.  Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.


WASHINGTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT - USED TIRE CENTER, is seeking a part-time employee.  Applicant must be physically able to lift approximately 50 pounds to a height of 5-6 feet and load used tires onto trucks/trailers.  Applicant will be required to work in outdoor weather conditions.  Pay is $8.00/hour.  No benefits.  Submit your application to April Johnson, Used Tire Center, 423-773-6473 or email at ajohnson@washingtoncountytn.org .  This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.

Part Time Cataloger
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 and monitors the daily operation of the online cataloging system.
  • Maintains consistency in the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of library materials
  • Assist supervisor in the management of the overall integrity of the bibliographic database.
  • Tracks cataloging trends.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the collection.
  • Receives shipments and checks in newly acquired materials.
  • Repairs or returns damaged materials, as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Attends professional and community meetings, workshops, and conferences as required.
  • 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

Please send application and resume to rgriffin@wclibrarytn.org.  or mail to Washington County Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Deadline for applications will be May 11th, 2018.  Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.



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