Employment Opportunities/Applications

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 with work scheduled during week days, with possible evenings.  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  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the collection.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: Develops positive relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
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.
Communication: Asks appropriate questions to gain information needed to assist co-workers. Communicates information in a courteous manner without invoking anger.
Resumes and applications should be sent to rgriffin@wclibrarytn.org or mail to Washington County Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659 prior to May 10th, 2019.
Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.





Applications are available at the Sheriff's office in Jonesborough. Must be 21 or older to apply.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and pass a background investigation.  Washington County 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.

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