Jobs

We are currently looking for friendly, energetic individuals to join our winning team! The following positions are now open:

 

Part-time Library Reference Clerk

Part-time Custodian 

Part-time Circulation Clerk 

Full-time Secretary/Accounts Payable 

Part-time IT Technician 

Part-time Page/Shelver 

 

Job descriptions for each position are posted below:

 

POSITION TITLE:        Library Reference Clerk
DEPARTMENT:           Adult Services Department
REPORTS TO:            Circulation/Cataloger Manager
FLSA STATUS:           Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Supervisor. This position is responsible for providing reference service, reader’s advisory, interlibrary loan services for adult and children. Additionally, this position may work with the Technology Coordinator to receive specialized training with library equipment. 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 required, LTA certificate preferred
• Two (2) years of general clerical experience with customer service experience preferred
• Knowledge of and experience with general print reference materials, databases, and online resources.
• Must have extensive computer knowledge with MS programs; basic knowledge of electronic information resources including the internet and print reference sources.
• 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
• Part-time up to 20 hours a week; must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Perform a variety of duties as a Reference Clerk; answer telephone calls, greet the public, and provides general information to library patrons in a polite and respectful manner.
• Assist with troubleshooting problems and training patrons in use of the public access catalog, Internet, and other electronic databases and library resources.
• Responsible for processing all incoming RAILS ILL materials for library patrons.
• Responsible for returning all RAILS ILL materials from other libraries.
• Maintain Hold shelf including calling patrons regarding their holds and removing expired holds.
• Maintain ILL files and supplies.
• Responsible for ILL/Reciprocal Borrowing bills between libraries as needed.
• Develop, schedule, present and evaluate programs and classes for the public.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

• Assist with collection, development, selection and weeding in assigned areas of the adult non-fiction, fiction and reference collections.
• Attend workshops and meeting relevant to this position.
• Assist with covering Circulation desk on and as needed basis.
• Establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Call patrons regarding overdue and holds.
• Assist with cleaning shelving of CDs/DVDs, magazines and newspapers when ILL work is completed for the day.
• Ensure that Interlibrary Loan and photocopy requests are filled in a timely and accurate fashion and maintain statistical records for photocopy requests.
• Create publicity or instructional pieces for electronic signage, brochures and instructional guidance materials for use by patrons.
• Perform other duties as may be directed by the Supervisor or Library Director.
• Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.

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.

 

JOB TITLE:                   Custodian
DEPARTMENT:            Administration Department
REPORTS TO:             Director
FLSA STATUS:            Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Library Director. This position is responsible for performing various janitorial and general maintenance works inside and outside of the library. 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 required
•  Ability to operate janitorial and some lawn care equipment.
• 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:

• Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions;
• Must be able climb ladder, shovel and lift at least 40 lbs., wheel heavy material and lift waist high;
• Perform custodial cleaning work.
• Perform preventative maintenance inside and outside of building;
• Vacuum, dust, sweep, mop and buff floors, clean offices and restrooms;
• Other custodial duties as assigned by departments.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Common Area
• Maintain janitorial closets in a clean & uncluttered condition
• Turn-off lights close & lock all office doors.
• Empty all waste receptacles (and insert liner where appropriate) and paper shredders. Waste receptacles include cans outside entrance doors.  Keep recycling bins/wastepaper baskets separate for disposal purposes. All waste is to be placed in outside dumpsters, placing recycling in appropriate containers.
• Clean and sanitize drinking fountains with appropriate disinfectant
• Spot clean glass smudges on glass at entrances & foyer windows
• Dust/clean table tops & counters
• Dust mop, sweep or vacuum all uncarpeted floors
• Vacuum high traffic areas
• Wet mop/dust foyer floors with appropriate cleaner (frequently changing rinse water).
• Dust and remove cobwebs from ceiling areas
• Wash out all trash containers.
• Clean HVAC grills
• Dust lighting fixtures, polish wooden office furniture

Public & Staff Restrooms
• Clean sinks & counter tops with appropriate disinfectant (2 public, 1 staff)
• Clean and scrub interior/exterior of toilets and around toilet base with appropriate cleaners and sanitize with appropriate disinfectant products.
• Clean and polish fixtures and stainless steel containers with appropriate cleaners.
• Clean all restroom stall doors & partitions with appropriate cleaners
• Refill al soap dispensers, if needed.

Staff Lounge and Community room
• Damp scrub tabletop & counter with appropriate cleaners, then rinse &wipe to avoid streaks.
• Vacuum carpeted areas. Any furniture moved must be returned to its original location.


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.

 

JOB TITLE:                  Circulation Clerk
DEPARTMENT:           Circulation/Technical Services Department
REPORTS TO:            Circulation/Cataloger Manager
FLSA STATUS:           Non - Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Supervisor. This position also requires continuous flow of library materials to and from the patrons, registering and maintaining patron’s records with excellent customer service skills. 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 required
• Entry-level knowledge of secretarial procedures, office methods, and practices
• Operate various types of office equipment.
• Type 40 wpm.
• Accurately file numerically and alphabetically.
• Demonstate attention to detail.
• 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:

• Routine check out of library materials, including items on Hold from the adult services department.
• Routine check in of library materials.
• Register patrons with library cards
• Take payment for fines or lost/damaged materials
• Handle routine complaints and answer a variety of questions at the circulation desk.
• Perform search for materials and notifiy patron of results
• Assist patrons in use of library equipment upon request and perform simple maintenance functions such as filling of paper and clearing jams.
• Answer the telephone preferably within two rings and provide general information and accurate transferring of  incoming calls.
• Inspect incoming library materials for damages and handle according to in-house procedures.
• Perform all opening/closing procedures in circulation area.
• Maintain a tidy and well-organized circulation area, desk and registration area.
• Assist in accurate shelf reading and reshelving of materials when page(s) are absent or as needed.
• Count and record daily fines on an as needed basis.
• Accurate file and shelve CD’s and DVD’s.
• Other circulation duties as required by Supervisor or by the Director.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner

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 FROM OVERTIME.

 

 

JOB TITLE:                   Secretary/Accounts Payable
DEPARTMENT:            Administration Department
REPORTS TO:              Library Director
FLSA STATUS:             Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a full time position under the direction of the Library Director. This position functions as the secretary and accounts payable. This person types a variety of material to include technical data, reports, and fiscal information; establishes and maintains filing systems to include administrative, confidential, and personnel files; may serve as timekeeper; operates routine office equipment; responsible for greeting the public, answers telephones, and responds to correspondence for the Library Director. Other duties may be assigned as required. 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 successful completion of a GED program with some college preferred.
• Two (2) years of successful business office experience;  with customer service experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written skills;
• Extensive knowledge of office procedures and practices.
•  Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
• Type 40 wpm, 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:
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• Receive, sort, and distribute mail.
• Answer telephone calls and provides general information to the public.
• Type and maintain variety of material including technical, legal, and fiscal information; maintain correspondence, personnel, and vendor files.
• Solicit information for bids as needed.
• Establish and maintain an office filing system as directed; maintain administrative and personnel files.
• Function as department timekeeper; provide orientation to new employees.
• Type correspondence, purchase orders, vouchers, and requisitions.
• Operate a variety of office equipment to include typewriter, computer, calculator, copy machine, fax, etc.
• Maintain an accurate message file and receive all messages.
• Perform other duties as may be directed by the Library Director.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

• Work independently and effectively.
• Interact professionally at all levels of government (Federal, State, County,), and other institutions and agencies.
• Establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.

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:

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.

 

POSITION TITLE:          IT Technician
DEPARTMENT:             Information Technology Department
REPORTS TO:              Library Director
FLSA STATUS:             Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Library Director. This position is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of the local area network and internet/wireless connections 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 including printers, multimedia components and scanners; maintain the computer network, keeping computers clean, secure, and in good working order. Update and install new software and maintain computer inventory. Conduct problem solving and follow-up for all library computerized systems. 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:

• Will consider currently enrolled at an accredited College/University, in Computer Science or Technology-related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred
• 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.
•  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 with the on-line catalog system administration and troubleshooting
• Generate custom reports from the on-line catalog system
• Troubleshoot and correct problems with basic computer components, including monitors, drives, memory, add-in cards and processors
• 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.
• Keep current of all new technological procedures, processes and equipment.
• Take on special projects and perform other work as determined by the Director
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner

 

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.
• Maintain tidy and well-organized work area, and desk
• Create documentation for trouble shooting and network procedures.
• Compile and interpret statistics for reports, as necessary.
• Assist with regularly scheduled backups and maintenance of all systems
• Assist with updates to the library website


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:


IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.

 

JOB TITLE:                    Library Page
DEPARTMENT:            Circulation/Technical Services Department
REPORTS TO:              Circulation/Cataloger Manager
FLSA STATUS:             Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Supervisor. This position is responsible for returning library materials to the library shelves in a correct manner. This person is responsible for shelf reading; and clearing up any disorder or overcrowding of sections discovered while shelving. 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:

• Must be at least 16 years of age or older with 2 years of high school completed
• 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
• Part-time up to 20 hours a week; must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Shelve and empty all paging carts of returned materials in a timely manner. (Non-fiction, fiction, paperbacks)
• Shift collections as needed.
• Sort material accurately by classifications.
• Dust and clean library shelves and display racks.
• Check shelves for proper arrangement of books.
• Assist patrons with directional questions.
• Help to maintain clean, neat and orderly collection.
• Perform other work as assigned by Supervisor.
• Assist circulation staff in shelving new book cart.
• Assist in maintaining an appropriate atmosphere in the library.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner


OTHER FUNCTIONS:

• Set priorities and focus attention in a busy environment.
• Alphabetize and learn Dewy decimal classification system.
• Excellent organization skills a plus.
• Establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
• Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.

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:

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.

 

 

 

 

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