Job Opening Announcement

Library Circulation Clerk Substitute

Date: February 25, 2019
Due Date: August 30, 2019
Salary: $12.67 per hour – On-Call (up to 4 hours per week)

Job Announcement

The City of Coos Bay is soliciting applications for the position of Library Circulation Clerk Substitute.  To apply for the position, interested parties should submit a city application, resume, and letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office.  City applications are available from the City Manager’s Office, City Hall, 500 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, by telephone (541) 269-8912, or listed at the bottom of this announcement. 

This position will be opened until filled.  Please include a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted.  All notifications regarding your status in the selection process will be made via electronic mail. 

The City of Coos Bay is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap or any other non-merit factor.  If reasonable accommodation is required to complete the application process, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912 during the hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Performs clerical and semi-professional work assisting in various phases of library activities including circulation. Performs related work as required. This position is a non-represented, casual, on-call type of position with no guarantee of minimum hours worked.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director who reviews work for conformance with established library policies and procedures. May work under the day-to-day supervision of a division librarian.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervision of other employees is not a typical responsibility of an employee in this class.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specified tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

1. Assists with the operation of the public service desks by helping patrons check materials in and out of the library; directs patrons to appropriate collections and resources; answers questions about books, procedures, use of the computerized catalog, or other equipment; gathers books from the book drop or courier van site for check-in; answers telephone calls; receives and secures money for overdue materials or other charges; takes reservations for library materials; assists with use of photocopier.

2. Operates and maintains library equipment, including microfilm and microfiche machines, photocopiers, fax machines, typewriters, personal computers, printers and online terminals.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Reasonable knowledge of practices, principles and procedures of modern library science including reference tools, library classification systems, and alphanumeric organization. Skill and ability to operate computers and other library or office equipment.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Two years of library or related experience; graduation from high school or possession of the equivalent GED certificate. College level course work in library science or related field preferred. Any other satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Ability to use and understand computers and software programs; Ability to multi-task and complete work in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to work in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ability to understand and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers and the general public and to function within a team in providing library services to patrons. Ability to work under pressure at busy public service desks. Ability to perform other related duties as requested which are similar in function and skills required of those listed. Similar related duties are not inclusive of those listed in the job description and assignment will be based upon their similar knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of this position.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:  Online terminal, calculator, copy and fax machines, phone, personal computer and printers, light pen, microfilm and microfiche machines, CD-ROM equipment, typewriter, postage meter, alarm systems, reader board, book trucks, VCR, projectors, simple repair tools, glue gun and supplies such as adhesives, marking pens or correction fluid.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, bend, kneel, twist, squat, stand, crawl, climb, and balance; to change positions frequently; to reach overhead to place or retrieve objects weighing up to 10 pounds on shelving 7-feet high; to push and pull book trucks with a force up to 2.75 pounds; to lift and carry stacks of books, resource materials, or supplies weighing up to 25 pounds; to speak, see, and hear clearly to communicate, both in-person and over the telephone.

Work Environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here 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 is generally low. Work environment includes the presence of book dust; concrete floors; close proximity to operating machines; central air conditioning; fluorescent lights; frequent interruptions from telephone, people and equipment; sharing work stations with other staff and volunteers.

GUIDELINES:  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Hiring Process

All applicants will be notified of the final status of their application via electronic mail.