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Performs a variety of technical library support functions on behalf of the Washington County Library, such as routine and non-routine duties in such areas as reference, classification, and cataloging, collection maintenance, circulation, and interlibrary loans. Work is performed under the supervision of the branch librarian, library director, or Library Assistant III. The incumbent may also be called upon to fill a supervisory role.
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, data entry, 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.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED) and one to two years of college education.
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.
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.
  • Explains library resources, furnishes book information and reading guidance, and interprets department policies to a variety of library users.
  • Answers phones: reference, informational, directory assistance, etc.
  • Assists customers with photocopier, computers, microfilm, and fax machine.
  • Guides and instructs customers in the use of electronic resources such as the online catalog, web-based periodicals index, public access computers, eBooks, etc.
  • Assists customers in reference and research projects.
  • Assists in circulation: check-in, check-out, issuing library cards, collecting fines, etc.
  • Compiles bibliographies showing resources of the library in specified fields.
  • Assists customers with interlibrary loans both incoming and outgoing.
  • Interlibrary loan liaison with other libraries.
  • Mends damaged books or DVDs.
  • Inventories supplies.
  • Assists with story-time hours for children.
  • Assists with summer reading program for children.
  • Assist in Family Movie Matinee or other programs as assigned.
  • Share in Library Courier duties.
  • May give Computer Classes to customers (one-on-one or group) as needed for beginning computer users to more advanced Microsoft users (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Receives shipments from vendors.
  • Assists in cataloging processes: adding copies to existing records under close supervision of the catalog librarian.
  • Processes books, including jacketing and labeling.
  • Prepares articles for mailing or courier transport.
  • Prepares and maintains related reports and records.
  • Checks in periodicals, newspapers, and books.
  • Assists in collection maintenance: reading shelves, weeding, and inventory.
  • Performs functions such as assembling information packets, photocopying provided materials.
  • Locates, retrieves, and organizes materials.
  • Explains  library  resources,  furnishes  book  information  and  reading  guidance,  and  interprets department policies to a variety of library users.
  • Assists in shelving in-coming materials and in preparing outgoing materials.
  • Maintains meeting room schedule.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or 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 anger.

Apply by e-mail to rgriffin@wclibrarytn.org . Applicants should include cover letter, resume and Washington County application.  Applications may be downloaded from Washington County website.   Submission deadline is July 14, 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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