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Employment at the Mercer County Library System

Interested in working for the Mercer County Library System? We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for professional librarians and individuals who are interested in clerical or page positions. Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206

Note: Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

The Mercer County Library System is currently advertising the following opening(s):

Part-Time Vacancy: Library Assistant, Hickory Corner Branch

(Posted 1/18/17)

Please accept this as notification of the anticipated part time vacancy in the title of Library Assistant at the Hickory Corner Branch. This is a 19 hour per week position that includes two evenings per week and some Saturdays (please note that the Hickory Corner Branch is also open Sundays and four of the county-observed holidays.)

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and a willingness to be a part of a team environment while working with a diverse public. Computer proficiency is required, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Working knowledge of Symphony library software is also a plus. Candidates should also exhibit a strong sense of friendly professionalism, flexibility, efficiency, and should contribute new ideas that will help the branch to better serve its community.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general circulation desk duties, processing patron hold requests and reports, assisting patrons with locating library materials or helping them with copier problems. Answering the branch telephone, shelf reading, emptying the book drop, assisting in repairing library materials and shelving as needed. Other duties and a complete job description may be found on the NJ Civil Service Commission website.

This title is affiliated with ASFCME Local 2287 and there is a 90 day probationary period. The present salary range for this position is $16.6640 to $22.1507 per hour. This position accrues vacation and sick time, as well as being eligible for holiday pay. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found; only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206

Building Maintenance Worker

(Posted 1/17/18

The Mercer County Library System is seeking a candidate to fill the temporary provisional position of Building Maintenance Worker. This position will include up to 35 hours per week. This position does not include accrued leave time or holiday pay, and is not associated with any health benefits. The candidate must be a Mercer County resident.

The position supports the custodial needs and outside maintenance of eight branches within the Library System. Under direction of a supervisory official, the candidate will perform varied simple and moderately physically strenuous tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining public library buildings, furniture, buildings, and grounds; may assist in making minor repairs to buildings or equipment; does other related duties as required.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleans rooms, offices, cafeterias, public areas, and restrooms.
  • Dusts, cleans, and polishes furniture, fixtures, woodwork, shelving, and equipment.
  • Washes and cleans windows, sweeps, washes, strips, waxes, and polishes floors, and sweeps and vacuums rugs.
  • May paint in various areas of the branches.
  • May make minor repairs to the heating, electrical, and other systems of varied types of buildings, and services bathrooms/restrooms.
  • Assists carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and other in-house or outside vendors by carrying tools and materials, by placing and removing ladders, by cleaning up after work has been done, and by doing other varied tasks of a simple nature.
  • Empties ashtrays and wastebaskets inside and outdoors.
  • Assist branch personnel in the removal and storage of books and other items.
  • Distributes supplies.
  • Keeps essential records and files.
  • In the Department of Human Services, may be required to undergo fire training classes.
  • When necessary, moves and controls equipment, carries and sets up ladders and scaffolding, and works from ladders and scaffolds.
  • When assigned, moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Mops or scrapes sticky materials from floors.
  • Occasionally works on ladders to change light bulbs, replace venetian blinds, wash walls, and so forth.
  • When assigned, moves furniture, supplies, and equipment.
  • Runs power cleaning equipment, cleans and oils the equipment, and changes brushes and accessories.
  • May trim hedges, rake leaves and refuse, trim driveway and sidewalk edges using spades and hoes.
  • Shovels snow and spreads sand or salt on icy surfaces to prevent slipping.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE:
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of procedures, materials, and tools used in washing, waxing, vacuuming, and polishing wood, tile, cement, linoleum, glass, and other woodwork, furniture, and fixtures.
  • Knowledge of use of and minor adjustment to sweepers, vacuum cleaners, floor waxers, polishers, and other equipment.
  • Knowledge of how to make minor repairs to heating, electrical, plumbing, and other systems.
  • Ability to handle cleaning problems, lift and move moderately heavy objects, organize cleaning work, and develop work methods.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions, and to learn quickly from directions and demonstrations.
  • Ability to maintain a building, ward, laboratory, office, unit, or area in a clean, hygienic, and orderly condition.
  • Ability to follow safety precautions and to report potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees.
  • Ability to keep simple records.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

A complete job description can be found on the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website.

The current salary for this position $17.08 per hour.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found; only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

This is a temporary position.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206