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Employment Opportunities with OPPL

Join our team!!! The Ouachita Parish Public Library is located in the beautiful twin cities of Monroe/West Monroe in northeast Louisiana. The library system consists of 6 branches plus a bookmobile, with a 7th branch in the planning stages. Ouachita Parish Public Library serves a population of 146,985 and is proud to be one of the top libraries in the state.

The library offers liberal benefits, including an excellent retirement system, vacations, sick leave and health insurance. Employees may advance to higher positions according to their abilities, qualifications, education, and special interests based upon the needs of the library. After offered employment at the Ouachita Parish Public Library, the applicant agrees to be tested and to successfully pass a drug screening in order to be added to the payroll. The screening will be done by an independent laboratory with the cost to be covered by the library. Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Present library employees are given three days priority in applying for the vacant position before outside applicants will be considered. Library employees may still apply after the designated deadline but priority will not be given.

Applications and resumés may be submitted in person or by mail to the OPPL Administrative Office at the Main Branch, 1800 Stubbs Avenue.. The official form may be obtained by picking one up at the office or by following this Link. Submit the form by clicking the Submit button at the end of the form. For more information call (318) 327-1490 or email (cchatham@oplib.org ). Applications may be returned on line or in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to:       

Ouachita Parish Public Library
Office of Operations Coordinator
1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Fax: 318-329-4057

Current OPPL Vacancies  - April 7, 2016


Library Assistant I - Circulation - Anna Meyer Branch
Library Assistant I -  Circulation, Carver – McDonald Branch








 

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For job opportunities in other parts of Louisiana please follow this link - LAJaCC


Library Assistant I,  Circulation    
Anna Meyer Branch – Part-time, 25 hours per week Beginning hourly rate: $9.0390
                                                                                                                       

Answers to: Branch Manager

Nature of Work:
           Under general supervision, responsible for providing frontline customer service to the   
            public.
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            All duties of the Page position in addition to:
            Check in/out materials
            Register patrons
            Collect fines and other library related fees
            Place holds on materials for patrons
            Answer phones
            Identify and send in materials needing cleaning and repair
            Answer general questions and assist patrons in locating materials
            Other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
            "Frontline" public service skills
            Basic computer skills, using Windows environment
            Ability to operate office and other equipment relative to library functions

Physical Requirements:
            Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting, standing and stooping
            walking and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting
            objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.

            Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity

Required Qualifications:
            High school diploma or equivalent

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will  employer.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

 


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Library Assistant I -  Circulation, Carver – McDonald Branch
Full – time, 40  hours per week, $9.039 per hour
                                                                                                                       

Answers to: Branch Manager

Nature of Work:
           Under general supervision, responsible for providing frontline customer service to the   
            public
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            All duties of the Page position in addition to:
            Check in/out materials
            Register patrons
            Collect fines and other library related fees
            Place holds on materials for patrons
            Answer phones
            Identify and send in materials needing cleaning and repair
            Answer general questions and assist patrons in locating materials
            Other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
            "Frontline" public service skills
            Basic computer skills, using Windows environment
            Ability to operate office and other equipment relative to library functions

Physical Requirements:
            Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting, standing and stooping
            walking and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting
            objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.
            Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity

Required Qualifications:
            High school diploma or equivalent

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will  employer.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

 
           

 

 

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