Employment Opportunities/Applications

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 ideal candidate must be a successful customer service oriented problem solver and have 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).
One (1) year or less 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 clerical support in a library environment
  • answers phone: reference, informational, directory assistance, etc
  • explains library resources, furnishes book information, and reading guidance
  • assists customers with photocopiers, computers, microfilm and fax machine, etc
  • assists customers in reference and research projects
  • assists customers with inter-library loans, both incoming and outgoing
  • receives shipments from vendors
  • share in library courier duties
  • prepares and maintains related reports and records
  • processes books, including jacketing and labeling
  • mends damaged books or DVD's 
  • assist in Family Movie Matinee/other programs as assigned
  • prepares articles for mailing or courier transport
  • checks in periodicals, newspapers and books
  • assists in collection maintenance: reading shelves, weeding, and inventory
  • explains library resources, furnishes book information and reading guidance and interprets department policies to a variety of library users
  • performs functions such as assembling information packets, photocopying provided materials
  • locates, retrieves and organizes materials
  • assists in shelving incoming materials and in preparing outgoing materials
  • maintains meeting room schedule
  • 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)
  • inventories supplies
  • 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 May 22, 2017.

Washington County Library Technology Trainer (PT)

Summary: Responsible for conducting technology training classes at various county locations.  These classes are considered basic level technology skills. There will be an emphasis on using technology skills to access and understand health related information and basic life skills.  This is a grant paid position with two year limit.
Classification: Part time Library Technology Trainer

Work Schedule: Part-time, providing 3 classes per month, approximately two hours per class, consisting of a combination of days which may vary to accommodate the needs of the library and the partner organizations.  

Salary: $25.00 per hour ($50.00 per class)    
Application information: Cover letter, resume, and three references required.

Supervision: Works under the direction and supervision of the Library Director. Not responsible for supervising other workers.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • High School education or equivalency diploma.
  • One year work experience in library, education, or clerical setting.
  • Able to interact with public exercising patience, follow-through, a high quality of customer service.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and the ability to run common office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Training and experience with computer maintenance and/or training.
  • Experience in public library work preferred.
  • Knowledge of library procedures and resources.

General Duties/Responsibilities
1. This individual will be responsible for arriving at the correct location, on time, and conducting class with available patrons. Each class will be oriented around a subject (basic internet searching, tablet use, etc.). The trainer will conduct the class with an emphasis on using the technology to enhance the ability of class members to access health related information or life lesson skills.  The trainer will also be responsible for keeping statistics of attendance and requesting feedback after each class.
2. Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities
1. Assist customers with technology/computer related questions and issues.
2. Plan and conduct group computer, training and technology classes including those focusing on basic skills and specific programs and databases.
 3. Research and develop training courses focusing on library resources for public.
4. Submit class ideas and create curriculum and handouts for authorized classes, with detailed instructions for training.
8. Other duties relating to technology updates and training as assigned by the Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Detailed instructions and close supervision are received during training and on new assignments, but routine assignments are carried out independently. Use of individual initiative and good judgment, based on established policies and procedures, is expected as experience is gained. On the job training is provided under the supervision of the library director.
· Work cooperatively with volunteers and customers. Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public. 
· Plan work according to established procedures. Stay organized and on task. Prioritize tasks within work assignment.
· Understand computers and automated library system.
· Receive and understand and follow oral and written instructions
· Ability to type accurately.
· Attention to detail.
· Flexibility to deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously
Physical Demands
· Frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
· Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various types of office equipment.
· Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Work Environment: The work characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.

Personal Attributes: Ability to deal with associates and the public in a courteous manner; ability to make decisions of other than a routine nature in order to meet controlling conditions; neat personal appearance; emotionally stable; pleasing manner.
Note: This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete comprehensive statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.
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 May 15, 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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