Employment opportunities

Clerical positions: JCL continually accepts applications for a pool of clerical positions. The starting wage for a Clerk I position is $10.75 per hour. Customer service or library experience preferred. Minimum qualifications for a Clerk are a high school diploma or equivalent. Apply in person at any Jefferson County Library Branch.

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Volunteering opportunities

JCL welcomes people of all ages to donate their time to give back to the community through volunteering at the library. Contact your local branch for more information. The volunteering policy is available here and the volunteer application is available here.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Clerical positions: JCL continually accepts applications for a pool of clerical positions. The starting wage for a Clerk I position is $10.75 per hour. Customer service or library experience preferred. Minimum qualifications for a Clerk are a high school diploma or equivalent. Apply in person at any Jefferson County Library Branch.

Click here for job application. Please fill out application and return to the branch where you would like to apply. PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat required to view form.

Information Services / Reference Department Manager – Librarian I

Jefferson County Library – Arnold Branch

Full Time Position

Required Knowledge

1. Demonstrated essential understanding of and/or experience with circulation services, reference and information services, collection management, community engagement, data analysis, cataloging/classification, marketing, planning and instructional design.

2. Demonstrated leadership skills, including employee supervision, conflict resolution, team building, discipline, coaching and development

3. Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to instruct and train others clearly and effectively

4. Experience and skills coordinating digital literacy programs and services.

5. Proficient in Microsoft Office and GSuite (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail)


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Leads multiple levels of staff in completing essential duties of library operations in the area of information services, including providing customers with resources and referrals, collection management and library programming for adults. Models exceptional customer service behaviors.

2. Responsible for training staff and the general public in the use of technology, including software, online tools, and mobile devices, during classes, programs, and public computer sessions

3. Provides one-on-one assistance to public and staff using emerging technologies, advising on potential uses, likely impact, and value.

4. Develops digital learning objects (videos, online tutorials, etc.), and conducts orientations and tours as required.

5. Responsible for the deployment, supervision and instruction for staff and public related to the creation of a Media Lab / Maker Space service in 2022.

6. Responsibilities include assisting with the hiring, orienting, coaching, managing and evaluating of assigned team members under the supervision of the Branch Manager.

7. Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent and as Passport Program Manager for the facility.

Requirements are:

a. Are at least 18 years of age

b. Are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals

c. Are permanent full-time or part-time employees (not temporary, contractual, ad hoc, or volunteer)

d. Are not on parole or probation related to any federal, state, or local felony or misdemeanor related to breach of trust or moral turpitude (i.e. embezzlement, document fraud, drug offense, or dishonesty carrying out a responsibility involving public trust)

e. Are not presently under indictment for any federal, state, or local felony or misdemeanor related to breach of trust or moral turpitude

f. Are free of any federal, state, or local felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to breach of trust or moral turpitude

8. Serves as Notary Public. Requirements can be found here: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Business/Notary/generalinfo

9. Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

· Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association required. At least three years of post MLS public library experience including supervision highly preferred.

· Two years of experience planning and coordinating digital literacy programming, including with emerging technologies such as VR, media production and 3D printing highly preferred.


The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library. This position does require working one evening per week and one weekend per month, potentially including Sundays at a later time. Start date January 3, 2022 or after.

Benefits:

· Starting pay $40,040

· Medical, dental, and/or vision insurance (Employee currently contributes $0 per month to the cost of health insurance premiums.)

· Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days

· Retirement benefits through Missouri LAGERS

· Professional development opportunities

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Meredith McCarthy

Jefferson County Library – Arnold Branch

1701 Missouri State Road

Arnold, MO 63010

mmccarthy@jeffcolib.org

Jefferson County Library District is an equal opportunity employer and is ADA compliant.

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Finance Manager – Full Time Position

Jefferson County Library has an opening for an experienced, resourceful, and team-oriented Finance Manager. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Finance Manager is responsible for the Library’s financial operations, works closely with the management team, and provides support to the Library Director and Board of Trustees. Serves as a member of the Management team. The ideal candidate will have a welcoming attitude, a playful spirit, and a desire to go above and beyond to serve our community.

Expectations:

  • Provides consistent, gracious and friendly service to internal and external customers.

  • Understands Library policies and procedures, uses judgement in their application while safeguarding confidential and restricted information.

Primary

  • Ensures the proper protection, management and disbursement of all Library funds and assets.

  • Manages all financial accounts of the Library, including bank, finance and investment accounts, impact fees, copying/faxing fees, coin boxes and petty cash.

  • Responsible for all duties involving accounts payable in supervision of the accounting clerk duties.

  • Coordinates cash handling and point of sale procedures.

  • Prepares monthly and annual financial reports and account analyses for the Board of Trustees. Attends monthly Board meetings and Management meetings.

  • Assists Library Director in preparation of the annual budget process, including appropriations and tax levy.

  • Prepares requested financial reports and organizes documentation for the independent audit.

  • Collaborates with the management team on long-term needs, improvements, and innovations in services, policies, and procedures.

  • Oversees the acquisition and maintenance of Library supplies and capital assets inventory.

  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends library investment opportunities.

  • Develops RFPs, bid, and specification packages as needed.

  • Works with Assistant Director for Library Services for grants and additional funding.

  • Prepares, processes, and distributes payroll and maintains integrity and accuracy of payroll system.

  • Prepares and processes Missouri LAGERS reports and forms and acts as authorized agent.

  • Maintains and prepares contracts for employee benefits, health insurance, and all liability insurances.

  • Serves as FOIA officer in Library Director’s absence.

Secondary

  • Keeps up-to-date on trends, mandates, best practices, and laws impacting accounting, investments, and any other governmental finance-related issues.

  • Attends appropriate meetings and training.

  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, including governmental fund accounting and tax levies.

  • Knowledge of public library business principles, practices, and technology.

  • Knowledge of human resource processes and procedures.

  • Knowledge of general office management and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

  • Strong technology skills, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.

  • Ability to exercise leadership and provide direction.

  • Considerable ability to complete detailed work accurately, efficiently, and on time, with minimal supervision.

  • Considerable ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with complete discretion, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Considerable ability to analyze processes in order to improve efficiencies and procedures.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and remain calm and effective in difficult situations.

  • Ability to travel locally.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent.

  • Minimum 3 years related business experience preferably in a public sector or not-for-profit environment, with 1 year supervisory experience.

  • Proficiency in use of current personal computer technologies, e.g. Internet applications, word processors, spreadsheet applications, QuickBooks, online payroll systems, fund accounting systems, and desktop publishing software.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Benefits:

  • Competitive starting pay: $27.51 – $28.50 (Commensurate with experience)

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days

  • Professional development opportunities

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Tony Benningfield

Jefferson County Library

5678 State Road PP

High Ridge, MO. 63049

tbenningfield@jeffcolib.org

Jefferson County Library District is an equal opportunity employer and is ADA compliant.