GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
Works under the general supervision of the library director. Performs responsible professional service in providing reference assistance to patrons in the adult services, genealogy/ local history, and performs selection for collection development of the adult fiction, non-fiction, and reference areas.
Provides Reference assistance in person, by telephone or by mail
Provides assistance and guidance in the use of the collection to individuals and groups through orientations, bibliographies, user guides, etc..
Participated in collection development in the subject area of expertise and coordinates the selection of book and non-book materials for the adult and special categories for adult clientele.
Establishes a good working relationship between the library and schools, colleges, and other educational agencies in the city
Maintains statistical information on references and genealogical areas
Maintains the genealogy, Texas history and local history collection in the Escandon Room
Performs other duties to the Director on adult services
Assist with reference service as assigned.
Maintains statistical information on adult services for annual report.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
Coordinate or determine time, place or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data or information and may implement and report on operations and activities.
Supervise or lead others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonies relations, and promoting efficiency.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Lead or operate or repair complex equipment that requires extended training and experience such as electronic telecommunications equipment, commercial video equipment, software used for programming custom applications; or the application of custom or commercial administrative software or systems, may involve installation and testing.
Perform supervisory work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving.
Use addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculate ratios, rates and percents.
Read professional literature and technical manuals; speak to groups of employees, other public and private groups; write manuals and complex reports.
Perform professional level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Responsible for actions of others requiring development of procedures and constant decisions affecting subordinate workers, crime victims, patients, customers, clients, or others in the general public; works in a very fluid environment with guidelines but significant variation.
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires a Master of Science degree in Library Science.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Over one year and up to and including two years.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.
This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.
HOW TO APPLY:
Application and resume may be submitted online at http://cob.applicantpro.com
Equal Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodation Employer
If you need an accommodation, please call
(956) 548-6037 or (TDD) 1-800-RELAY TX