Jobs

Janitor

Weekend Mornings Shift:

12 regularly scheduled hours per week.*

Friday-Saturday:  7:00 am – 1:00 pm

* Regularly scheduled hours are subject to

change as deemed necessary by supervisor.

Pay: $11.25 per hour

Duties include: Mopping, sweeping, dusting, cleaning, disinfecting, vacuuming, emptying trash, picking up trash, responding to immediate cleaning needs.

Download the JCPL Application for Employment or pick one up at the Circulation Desk. Interview candidates will be selected from pool of applicants.  Open until filled.


Customer Service Associate

Reports to: Assistant User Services Librarian

Status: Full-Time (Non-exempt)

Department: User Services

Supervises: N/A

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant User Services Librarian, the Customer Service Associate performs tasks related to the circulation of a variety of library materials.  The Customer Service Associate interacts extensively with the public and other staff members.

 Duties and Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Use the library’s automated system to check out materials, register new cardholders, collect fines/fees, and answer general inquiries
  • Assist customers in the use of library materials and services, refer customers to appropriate service points
  • Assist customers with the use of library equipment, including the online catalog and checkout stations
  • Explain and enforce library policies 
  • Answer telephone and direct calls as necessary
  • Perform opening and closing procedures, may include counting cash and recording statistics
  • Provide support to reference librarians
  • Help promote library’s resources; advertise services and merchandise collection by arranging in-house displays and/or creating publicity materials
  • Undertake necessary coursework to secure and maintain library certification
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Some college credit preferred

Competencies:

  • Ability to use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to maintain composure while handling customer complaints; desire to contribute to Library’s public service mission in an atmosphere of helpfulness and friendliness
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in person, by phone, and on-line
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff
  • Ability to learn, implement, and communicate library policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral communication
  • Ability to master the library’s online catalog and automated circulation system
  • Ability to see, read, and understand catalog records and to apply the information they contain
  • Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment including the telephone, FAX, typewriter, copier, printer, and other office equipment
  • Ability to accurately handle cash and make change
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment
  • Ability to secure and retain library certification

 Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, and similar movements when the occasion requires
  • Moving 50-100-lb. book trucks and handling moderately heavy boxes of books when the occasion requires
  • Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to read shelves for filing and/or identifying materials for extended lengths of time (2-4 hours)
  • Ability to view computer screens for extended lengths of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to communicate and exchange information with coworkers and customers

Work Environment:

  • Climate controlled environment
  • Barrier free work area
  • Public work area

 Other Information:

  • Full time employment at the Jessamine County Public Library is 38.5 hours per week.
  • All employment at the Jessamine County Public Library is considered “employment at will.”
  • Hours of work are dependent upon the public service hours of the department. Employees are required to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Employees must adhere to library policies and procedures as described in the Employee Handbook.
  • All employees are expected to comply with the JCPL Confidentiality Policy.
  • New employees must pass 30-,60-, and 90-day evaluations. All employees must pass annual performance appraisals.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit for payroll

 

Benefits:

  • Vacation leave: Years 1-4: 10 days per year.  See manual for increases and limits.
  • Sick leave: 7 hours accrue per month; maximum accumulation is 1000 hours.
  • Holiday leave: 11 holidays plus the employee’s birthday
  • Retirement 6% mandatory payroll deduction; library “match” based on state law
  • Health insurance: Kentucky Employee Health Plan (may opt out)
  • Optional flexible spending, dental, vision, term life, deferred compensation

Hours:

        Tuesdays: 12:45pm-9:15pm

        Wednesdays:  1:00pm-9:15pm

        Thursdays: 11:00am-9:15pm

        Fridays: 1:30pm-6:15pm

        Saturdays: 8:30am-5:15pm

To apply, send the JCPL Application for Employment and resume to Charlotte Blakeman at cblakeman@jesspublib.org.  Applications may also be submitted in person at JCPL or mailed to:

Charlotte Blakeman
Jessamine County Public Library
600 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, 2019.


Temporary PT Children’s Services Associate

Reports to: Children’s Services Librarian                                 

Status: Temporary PT (25 hours per week for 12 weeks or less)

Department: Children’s Services

Pay: $10.50 p/hr.

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Children’s Services Librarian, the Children’s Services Temporary Associate is responsible for assisting in meeting the goals of the Children’s Services Department during the annual Summer Learning Program. The work requires the Children’s Services Associate to interact extensively with the public and other staff members.

Weekly Schedule:

Mondays – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Tuesdays – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Wednesdays – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Thursdays – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Fridays – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Application Procedure: Applications due by Saturday, April 27th

Interested candidates should submit a completed JCPL application (which can be found on our website, www.jesspublib.org/_uploads/JCPL-Application.pdf)  All documents can be submitted via email or mailed to the contact information below:

Mail:
Jessamine County Public Library
Juliana Gaddis, Children’s Librarian
600 S. Main Street
Nicholasville KY 40356

Email: jgaddis@jesspublib.org

Duties and Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Assisting the Children’s Services Librarian in meeting the goals of the department
  • Assisting customers in the Children’s Library in locating materials and with reference questions.
  • Sorting, organizing, and shelving library materials, including books, magazines, and media
  • Reading shelves for neatness and proper order; rearranging or shifting books as necessary
  • Answering telephone and direct calls as necessary
  • Performing opening and closing procedures
  • Performing duties related to rotating collections and collection maintenance
  • Performing related work as required and assigned for the efficient and effective operation of the library
  • Undertaking training as necessary to keep library and office skills up to date
  • Assisting customers with use of the online catalog and public computers
  • Instructing customers in the use and policies of the Internet in the Children’s Services department
  • Promoting the public library and its services through interaction with library customers and in the community at large
  • Assisting with programs as needed
  • Assisting with Outreach as needed
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Children’s Services Librarian and/or Children’s Services Assistant Librarian.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma; some college preferred
  • Experience in working with children preferred
  • Knowledge of library principles and practices preferred

Competencies:

  • Understanding of and genuine liking for children
  • Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment
  • Ability to use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral communication
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain composure while handling customer complaints
  • Desire to contribute to Library’s public service mission in an atmosphere of helpfulness and friendliness
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in person, by phone, and on-line
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff
  • Ability to learn, implement, and communicate library policies and procedures
  • Ability to master the library’s online catalog and automated circulation system
  • Ability to use standard office equipment

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, and similar movements when the occasion requires
  • Moving 50-100-lb. book trucks and handling moderately heavy boxes of books when the occasion requires
  • Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to read shelves for filing and/or identifying materials for extended lengths of time (2-4 hours)
  • Ability to view computer screens for extended lengths of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to communicate and exchange information with coworkers and customers

Work Environment:

  • Climate controlled environment
  • Barrier free work area
  • Public work area

Other Information:

  • All employment at the Jessamine County Public Library is considered “employment at will.”
  • Hours of work are dependent upon the public service hours of the department. Employees are required to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Employees must adhere to library policies and procedures as described in the Employee Handbook.
  • All employees are expected to comply with the JCPL Confidentiality Policy.
  • New employees must pass 30-,60-, and 90-day evaluations. All employees must pass annual performance appraisals.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit for payroll