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Thank you for your interest in the Putnam County Public Library. We are excited you are considering joining our team.

PCPL is an equal opportunity employer and considers all individuals without regard to sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, participation in military service or any other protected status. PCPL will comply with its obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

All open positions are listed below. Please fill out a form online or visit the Circulation Desk for a printed form. 

We have no open positions at this time. 

Position Description
An employee serving in this position advances the mission of the Library by performing manual and clerical duties in the library. Employees in this classification are closely supervised and primarily responsible for shelving all aspects of the collection in either alphabetical or numerical order, and performing other related tasks.  Pages are accountable to the Director, Assistant Director, and the  Circulation Manager (or other department head serving as a manager on duty). The pay range for this position is: $8.50 – $9.00 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates superior customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, and efficiency;
  • Sorts, shelves, and files various library materials accurately according to library classification systems (alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric);
  • Reads shelves for accuracy and re-shelves misplaced items;
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance;
  • Works a flexible schedule including nights and weekends;
  • Follows all Library policies and procedures;
  • May locate and retrieve library materials from public and non-public areas for library staff or library users;
  • May use computerized library system equipment to perform assigned tasks; and
  • This position may require the performance of other essential functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.

Selection Factors
Knowledge of:

  • Alphabetical and numerical order.

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate technology proficiency at the basic level;
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance, observing a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as assigned;
  • Learn the Dewey Decimal System in an on-the-job training setting;
  • Learn to use designated functions of the library computer system to perform assigned tasks;
  • Sort and file alphabetically and numerically;
  • Communicate effectively with the public and other employees;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language;
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation, which takes place mainly in an on-the-job setting;
  • Organize, prioritize, and pace duties and tasks for up to an eight-hour shift;
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members and the general public; and
  • Adapt to changing work priorities.

Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to read and the ability to file or learn to file alphabetically and numerically.  At least 16 years old, and the ability to obtain a work permit if required

Physical Requirements

  • The library environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices, which includes the need for general safe workplace practices with office equipment and computers, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations;
  • Lift light objects (less than 20 pounds) and carry them short distances (20 feet or less);
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time while performing a variety of tasks;
  • Perform repetitive hand, arm, and body movements, including lifting books on a continuous basis for up to an eight-hour shift;
  • Push a fully loaded book cart in and around the library, including long distances (greater than 20 feet); and
  • Reach overhead, bend and kneel to shelve books weighing up to three pounds.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by an individual working in this job.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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