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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  - Sept. 7, 2016

 

Library Assistant I - Circulation - Ollie Burns Branch - Part-time
Page - Circulation - Ollie Burns Branch - Part-time
Library Assistant II - Children’s Dept - West Ouachita Branch    
Page - Main Branch – Part-time




 

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Library Assistant I -  Circulation - Ollie Burns Branch
Part-time – approximately 25 hours per week. $9.0390 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.

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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Page -  Circulation - Ollie Burns Branch - Part – time
Approx 15 – 20 hours per week - $7.8132    Beginning hourly rate

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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Library Assistant II - Children’s Dept - West Ouachita Branch   
Full time – 40 hours per week. Beginning hourly rate: $9.7283

Answers to:  Branch Manager, and Head of Children’s Department

Nature of work:
Under general supervision, present Children’s programs/storytimes at direction of
supervisor and assist patrons with questions and research
           
Essential duties and Responsibilities:
            Provide a pleasant and inviting children’s area
             Assist in preparing and conducting children’s workshops
            Assist patrons in locating reading materials and reference resources both print and
            nonprint, and other computer usage including downloading applications
            Create advertisements for programs
            Re-shelve materials
            Prepare and conduct weekly story times in-house and in Outreach facilities
            Other duties as requested

Staff members at smaller branches may be required to work in any and/or all departments as the need arises; therefore cross training is necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            Some knowledge of library procedures
            Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
            Ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the public
            Some skill in working with children
            Customer Service skills
            Computer skills working in windows environment

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in an 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 + 1 year  library or related experience.

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 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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Page - Main Branch – Part-time
Approx. 15 – 20 hours per week. Beginning hourly rate $7.8132   

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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