Youth Services Assistant (library Information Assistant)

$23.74 - $39.57 Hourly
Feb 13, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the general supervision of a professional librarian, provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to youth. Assists in collection management. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies . Current vacancies are at the following library branches:
  • Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St, Herndon, VA, 20170-4640
  • Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, VA, 22315-5011
  • Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave, East, Vienna, VA, 22180-5794
  • Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA, 20190-3306
  • Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA, 22042-7409
The selected applicant's starting hourly rate will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($23.74 to $31.65) of the advertised compensation range. (Note: Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.)

Schedule: This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

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Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of experience working in a library, bookstore, educational or research setting.

Must enjoy working with children and teens. Strong customer services skills. Experience working or volunteering in a public library. Experience with planning and conducting children's programs for different ages and providing community outreach (including book talking). Experience providing readers' advisory services especially to children and teens. Demonstrated computer and mobile device proficiency including usage of e-books and Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. Physical requirements are applicable to all duties. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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