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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  - February11, 2016

Page – Circulation - Carver – McDonald Branch

Assistant II - Circulation/YA – West Monroe Branch

Assistant I - Circulation – Louise Williams Branch





 

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Page – Circulation - Carver – McDonald Branch - Part time
$7.8132 per hour, 15 – 20 hours per week

ANSWERS TO: Head Circulation /Branch Head
NATURE OF WORK:
Under direct supervision, employee is responsible for the shelving and retrieving of books and other materials.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sort and shelves books according to Dewey decimal System
Check shelves for correct arrangement of books
Empty book drop
 Clear tables of books and magazines
Place new periodical in display and file and store old periodicals
               Retrieve books and periodical from shelves
                Clean and inspect av material
               Assist with opening/closing of building
               Other duties as required

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Sort and file alphabetically and numerically
Ability to follow simple oral & written instructions
Ability to perform light physical tasks
Positive attitude toward public service
Self motivated

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, recurring     stooping, climbing, or walking.  Recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 25 lbs and may require occasional lifting of objects weighing more than 25lbs.  Common abilities such as mobility and dexterity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Sixteen years of age and completion of tenth grade of high school


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.
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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Assistant II - Circulation/YA – West Monroe Branch
Full Time – 40 hours per week. Beginning Hourly Rate: $9.7283                            
                         
Answers to: Branch Manager or Department Head
Nature of Work:
            Under general supervision, responsible for providing "customer service" to the public
            Some work with tweens and young adults
           
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            Checking in/out materials
            Registering patrons
            Collecting fines and other library related fees
            Place holds on materials for patrons
            Answer phones
            Identify and send in materials needing cleaning and repair
            Prepare, promote and  present programs for tweens and young adults.
            Assist tweens and young adults with locating materials and reader’s advisory
            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
            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
            Some experience working with young people preferred

           
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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Assistant I - Circulation – Louise Williams Branch - Part time
25 hours per week. 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:
Checking in/out materials
Patron Registrations
Collecting fines/fees
Place hold on materials for patrons
Answer phones
Identify and send in materials for cleaning and repair
Assist patrons with basic reference and informational queries

Obtain basic working knowledge of all aspects of the Branch and assist co-workers as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
Basic computer skills including working in a windows environment
Ability to operate office and other equipment relative to library functions
Function as a Team-Player with co-workers and assist in all areas of the Branch as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in office environment and requires sitting, standing, 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.

Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will employerA criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process

 

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT  



           

       

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