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NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Security Guard Monitor
DEPARTMENT: Administration Department
REPORTS TO: Director
FLSA STATUS: Non - Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:
This is a full time position under the direction of the Library Director. Within the frame work of
established library policies and procedures the incumbent assists the library staff in maintaining
a safe and secure environment for service to the public. Protects and maintains the library's
materials and property. Work with staff from other departments as needed to provide quality
service to the Library in conformance with Library policies and procedures and professional
standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED
• Minimum two (2) years security related experience preferred;
• Ability to read and comprehend, in English, communicate in an effective manner both
verbally and written with library patrons. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Appraise potential problem situations quickly and discreetly, and effectively defuse them
without disruption of library services
• Supervise and assist the library staff in emergencies;
• Develop a good rapport with library patrons, supervisors, staff, and other law
enforcement agencies.
• Remove disruptive patrons from library property.
• Report incidents and problems to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Assist with the evacuation or movement of the public in emergency situations.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
• Patrol library building and grounds.
• Assist in the retrieval of lost, stolen, or overdue materials.
• Implement library policies and procedures.
• Answer questions from the public's questions.
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the Library Director.
 

DISCLAIMER:
The North Chicago Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants
are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status (except dishonorable discharge),
disability or any other status protected by law.
This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of
Library government or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition
to or in lieu of any of those described and duties are subject to change as requirements of the
job change.
The omission of a duty does not exclude it from the position if the duty is similar, related or a
logical expectation for an individual to perform as part of the job responsibilities or if
necessary to assist the Library to provide services to the public under changed or unusual
circumstances.

PAY GRADE:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS
POSITION IS NON EXEMPT ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME.

 

 

 

 

NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Part-time IT LAN Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Department REPORTS TO: Library Director FLSA STATUS: Non - Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:
This is a full time position under the direction of the Library Director. Responsible for supervision of IT Systems Administrator; maintenance; and administrating of automated systems. Automated systems include but are not limited to the local area network, the system-wide automated network, the telephone system, the audio-visual systems, the website and Internet services of the library. Monitor for system application alerts and take appropriate actions to ensure proper operations. Perform troubleshooting and minor repair of computers and peripherals; maintain the computer network, keeping computers clean, secure, and in good working order. Update and install new software and maintain computer inventory. Coordinate licensing agreements and contacts for automated products. Conduct problem solving and follow-up for all library computerized systems. Determine source of computer problems and prepare detail report of finds with recommendation for the Library Director. Work with staff from other departments as needed to provide quality service to the Library in conformance with Library policies and procedures and professional standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or coursework in a Technology-related field required.
• Two years of job experience in electronic technology, computer technology, or equivalent.
• Must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours; on call as needed.
• Network certifications preferred.
• Must be able to attend meetings and outside of work
• Ability to read and comprehend, in English, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and written with library patrons. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus
• Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist the Library Director in development of departmental goals and objectives and serve on various internal library committees.
• Participate in library strategic planning and other administrative projects.
• Work effectively with staff, patrons and visitor’s
• Provide high-level technical support and training on existing and new technologies to patrons and staff.
• Assist patrons and staff in solving computer software, hardware, and networking problems as they arise.
• Serve as liaison between staff and vendors to resolve issues.
• Train and advise staff on minor computer repair and maintenance.

NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Keep current of all new technological procedures, processes and equipment.
• Design, plan, implement, and evaluate the present and the future automation needs of the library.
• Make recommendations to the Library Director and/or Board of Trustees concerning purchases and procedures toward long-range planning for growth, improvement, and implementations.
• Take on special projects and perform other work as determined by the Director

OTHER FUNCTIONS
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Dependable, self-starter, organized and have a positive altitude
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Communicate effectively with staff, patrons, visitors, and the Board of Trustees, government officials, local organizations, schools and others who may visit the library.
• Create documentation for trouble shooting and network procedures.
• Compile and interpret statistics for reports, as necessary.
• Prepare monthly and annual reports.
• Maintain tidy and well-organized work area, and desk
• Develop and recommend policy and procedures for use of computers and systems.
• Communicate regularly with vendors.
• Keep accurate, up-to-date records.
• Attend professional meetings.

DISCLAIMER:
The North Chicago Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status (except dishonorable discharge), disability or any other status protected by law.
This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of the Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of any of those described and duties are subject to change as requirements of the job change.
The omission of a duty does not exclude it from the position if the duty is similar, related or a logical expectation for an individual to perform as part of the job responsibilities or if necessary to assist the Library to provide services to the public under changed or unusual circumstances.
PAY GRADE:

NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.