WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under direct supervision by the Librarian Supervisor, the purpose of this position is to provide programming for children and young adults, perform a variety of clerical and computer duties, to assist library patrons in various areas of the library, and to administer library policies. Responsibilities may differ according to assigned area and may include helping patrons locate materials at the different public service desks, checking materials in/out, registration of patrons as computer lab users and working with volunteers. Perform other work as assigned.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
- Plans and implements programs and activities for assigned area.
- Assists with specialized tours.
- Attends workshops and training sessions that deal specifically with assigned area.
- Develops in-house publicity for programs offered within assigned area.
- Assists in training new employees and/or volunteers.
- Assists at the public service desks.
- Reports or remedies problems with physical condition of library building and equipment.
- Cleans, troubleshoots and repairs minor problems with computer workstations.
- Repairs damaged books, videos, and microfilm.
- Provides assistance to patrons in using and locating internal library resources, and in using computer resources.
- Monitors supplies and verifies accuracy of all shipment items and publications.
- Collects money for late fees, copies, donated monies, and book sale.
- Prepares department-specific statistical reports and/or budget spreadsheets.
- Assists with acquisitions, collecting receipts, correcting invoices.
- Registers patrons as library and/or computer users, and processes application forms.
- Performs work on specialized computer systems such as OCLC for Interlibrary Loans, and Naviline for Acquisitions.
- Performs shelf maintenance responsibilities.
- Maintains displays and bulletin boards.
- All behaviors comply with the City of McKinney Employee Handbook.
- Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.
- Performs other assignments as needed.
- Knowledge of basic arithmetic principles.
- Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, methods and equipment, including computers.
- Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical filing.
- Knowledge of windows based computers and application programs (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred).
- Knowledge of daily operations of a public library.
- Perform skilled coordinated movements, such as operating a computer terminal, photocopier, adding machine, cash register, microfilm/fiche machines, and various office equipment
- Pass a drug screen and a background check.
- Work varied shifts.
- Utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as computer hardware and software program and systems manuals.
- Utilize a wide variety of reference data and information, such as library policy and procedure manuals, ILS manuals, and equipment repair manuals.
- Requires the ability to calculate, compute, sum, and/or tabulate data and/or information. Includes the ability to perform subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Organize work and complete in a timely manner.
- Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic, or schedule form.
- Perform semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action
- Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations
- Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change
- Tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the public.
- Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence
- The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers and customers with respect.
- Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
- Act in a manner that is approachable, friendly and inviting.
- Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
- Smile and greet customers in a pleasant tone.
- High School diploma or GED.
- Must be able to work varied shifts (some evening and weekend hours).
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
- Sitting for extended periods of time (over 2/3 of the time)
- Talking and hearing for extended periods of time (over 2/3 of the time)
- Standing (between 1/3 - 2/3 of the time)
- Reaching with hands and arms (between 1/3 - 2/3 of the time)
- Using hands to touch, handle or feel objects (between 1/3 - 2/3 of the time)
- Walking (under 1/3 of the time)
- Climbing or balancing (under 1/3 of the time)
- Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling (under 1/3 of the time)
- There is limited exposure to environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Closing Date/Time: 3/5/2021 5:00 PM Central