The City of Oceanside is currently accepting applications for an hourly extra-help Professional Assistant with the Oceanside Public Library. There is currently one vacancy in Adult Services. This position will provide service at the Mission Branch and Civic Center Libraries, or other locations as needed. This position is a hourly extra help and does not include medical benefits, and will not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year.
The Professional Assistant will be presenting or helping with programs for all ages as needed, including book clubs and events for adults; contributing to development of a library collection; dealing tactfully and effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds; answering questions and solving customer service, technological and operational problems anywhere library services are provided, in person, by phone or other means; advising customers in use of library materials and searches for information, both at advanced levels; enforcing library policies; helping promote and evaluate library services; greeting and guiding customers; issuing library cards; assisting customers with library equipment, self-checkout and self-payment; operating, learning and teaching use of equipment and technologies as needed; sorting and handling books; working with all ages — children, teens, and adults; and performing related duties as required. May be in charge of library site operations for defined periods
Some technical or professional level experience in a library is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree or higher. Supplementary graduate coursework, such as 9 semester units or 12 quarter units in Library Science or a related field, is highly desirable. Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability is highly desirable.
This position requires variable working hours and the availability to work Saturdays, Sundays and evenings at any location where library services may be provided, including mobile libraries or outdoors.