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Library Aide - Part-time(Job Id 2010)

City of Omaha
United States, Nebraska, Omaha
1819 Farnam Street (Show on map)
November 24, 2023

Work Type: Part-time

Nature of Work: Summary:
This work involves assisting customers with computers, pushing cartloads of library materials, bending and stooping to shelve library materials, emptying bins of books, checking materials in and out on database.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies and skills:
* Skill to keyboard and use a computer
* Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system
* Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public
* Ability to use and explain basic computer applications to the public
* Ability to file books, periodicals, and other library materials
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
* Ability to use up to fifty (50) pounds of force up to 33% of the time, up to twenty (20) pounds from 34 to 66% of the time, and up to ten (10) pounds of force from 67 to 100% of the time to move objects
* Ability to stand, walk, and bend from 76 to 100% of the time; reach, stoop, squat, crouch and push from 51 to 75% of the time; and to climb, balance, kneel, crawl, pull and sit up to 25% of the time

Essential Functions: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this classification.)

Detailed responsibilities:
* Assist with circulation tasks (as assigned by Supervisor)
* Handles simple financial transactions with a cash register and/or credit card machine
* Search for claim returned items, patron requests, trace/transit lists, and request pull lists
* Process reserved library items
* Register and renew customer library cards and explain library circulation policies to customers
* Collect and check in book drops, sort materials for shelving, and shelve library items
* Answer library telephones, respond to basic inquiries, and route calls to appropriate staff and/or departments
* Follow special procedures to clean computer monitors, keypads, mice, and other peripherals
* Monitor computer stations, printed copies, and computer management software
* Assist in computer labs, teach basic computer classes, and/or work with the public one-on-one
* Perform front line computer troubleshooting (i.e. help customers with printer jams, printer selection, software functions, free e-mail services, etc, and report machine problems to Technology staff
* Manage CASSIE control panel
* Clean and pick up trash
* Set up areas for library programs
* Assist with crafts and juvenile programs
* Collect gate count
* Pull items for weeding
* Mend and repair items, clean disks/cases for items, cover items
* Label, cover, and stamp books
* Package, meter, and send items by postal mail and/or UPS
* Shovel snow and spread grit on ice/snow
* Performs other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

Special Qualifications: You must be at least 16 years of age for this position. Must be able to work varied times, including evenings and weekends.

Pay Range: $11.22 Hourly

Benefits: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Who Can Apply: Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

How to Apply: Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Examination Information: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Veteran Points: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

For a complete job description please visit the City of Omaha's website at

Contact Points:

City of Omaha Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam St, Suite 506
Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 444-5300
Fax: (402) 444-5314
Email: peremploy@cityofomaha.org

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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