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JGRLS Employment

Monday, September 28, 2020 – Monday, October 5, 2020

Position: Library Page

Location: Gautier Public Library
Location: Ocean Springs Municipal Library – OR
Location: Moss Point Library                      

Available: OCTOBER 15, 2020

-- Application (Adobe PDF)


1.  High School Diploma or GED and 18 years of age.
2.  Must have dependable transportation to and from work.
3.  Must be able to work mornings, evenings, and weekends (Saturday) as scheduled and work up to 16 hours per week.
4.  Must have good communications skills, both orally and written.
5.  Must have good computer skills, and have the ability to learn new computer applications.
6.  Must be able to push carts filled with books, lift boxes of books, bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves while holding books and other physical tasks as needed.
7. Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time to serve patrons, shelve materials, etc.


1.  Prefer candidates that have a JGRLS library card.
2. Prefer candidates with previous work experience involving providing goods or services to the public.

Wages: Minimum Wage: $7.25/hour

WORK HOURS:  Up to 16 hour/week; including evenings and weekends.

DUTIES:  In conjunction with other library personnel, shelving of materials, mending materials, prepare new items for circulation, staff public service desk; answer phones; assist Library Manager in day-to-day operations as required.

TO APPLY:  Applications can be picked up beginning Monday, September 28, at the Kathleen McIIwain Public Library of Gautier, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier, MS  39553 or downloaded online at http://www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html

DEADLINE: All applications must be completed and submitted to the Kathleen McIIwain Public Library of Gautier or any Jackson George Regional Library Branch by 3:50 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020.  Mandatory skill & knowledge tests will be given by appointment at the Pascagoula Public Library. 


September 18, 2020 – September 30, 2020

Position: Custodian I -- Application (Adobe PDF)

Location: St. Martin & Vancleave Public Libraries

Salary: $20,283.05 with benefits including health insurance.

Hours: Five 8:30-5 Shifts (Monday-Friday). Normal work schedule may include day, evening and Saturday shifts. 37.5 hour work week.

Available: October 1, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must have dependable transportation to and from work.
  3. Two years paid full-time custodial work experience.
  4. Knowledge of basic cleaning and maintenance supplies, equipment and techniques.
  5. Ability to lift, push and pull heavy furniture, equipment, moveable walls, etc.
  6. Valid driver’s license.
  7. Eligible for coverage under the Library’s vehicle liability/uninsured motorist insurance policy.

Duties:  Clean entire facility including areas used by staff, storage areas and meeting rooms.  Tasks include sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, waxing & buffing floors, dusting furniture, changing light bulbs; maintaining the exterior of the building and parking areas & basic grounds maintenance, i.e., removing litter, sweeping sidewalks, etc. Monitor environmental controls. Assist with meeting room setup.

Deadline: This position is open until 4:00 pm, September 8, 2020.

Mandatory knowledge tests will be given by appointment at the Pascagoula Public Library.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position: Assistant Director for Branch Services and Human Resources

Application (Adobe PDF)
Location: Jackson-George Regional Library System Headquarters
                                    Pascagoula Public Library - Pascagoula, Mississippi

Available: October 2, 2020


SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting salary - $55,000-$60,000 with benefits including low cost health insurance.

WORK HOURS: Typically 37.5 hours per week; may require evenings, weekends, and longer hours occasionally.


1.         Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures applicable to professional public librarianship and skills needed in applying this knowledge to the workplace.
2.         Knowledge, skills and abilities to thoroughly understand and accurately apply the JGRLS personnel policies. 
3.         Knowledge of employment and other related laws.
4.         Work with managers and supervisors in following personnel policies and procedures.
5.         Skills needed to maintain accurate and accessible office files.
6.         Knowledge of, and ability to use Microsoft Office, Excel or other comparable software.
7.         Ability to successfully navigate and use the Internet.
8.         Ability to learn and use automated library system.
9.         Ability to assume responsibility for the initiation and completion of job tasks without direct day-to-day supervision.
10.       Effective communication skills, including oral, written and telephone skills.
11.       Ability to maintain confidentiality of library records, personnel records and library    business.
12.       Ability to effectively interface with the Director, administrative and professional personnel, other Library employees and Library trustees.
13.       Ability to provide courteous, friendly and energetic service at all times.


1.         Personnel Duties

a.         Hiring

b.         Personnel Files

c.         Payroll Manager

d.         Assigning Assignments

e.         Personnel Administration

f.          Job Descriptions, Staff Evaluations, Organizational Charts

g.         Other

2.   Branch Development

3.   Additional Duties

a.   Financial Responsibilities (other than payroll)

b.   Back-up

c.   Other

Primary work site for this Regional Library System position is the JGRLS Headquarters facility located at 3214 Pascagoula St. in Pascagoula, MS.

This position is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week, salaried position. Normal work schedule is 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (with 60-minute lunch period) Monday through Friday.  The employee’s work schedule may vary from time-to-time contingent on the needs of the Director and the Library System.

Employee is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits.

The position of Librarian IV Assistant Director for Branch Development and Human Resources is classified as “exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

The employee holding this position must (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control act of 1986 and the implementing regulations, (2) read, understand and sign the System’s personnel policies, (3) read, understand and sign the System’s drug free work-place policy and (4) read, understand and sign other system policy and procedure statements pertinent to this position.

Candidates meeting the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit a formal letter of application and current resume to Lori Barnes, Director, by email lbarnes@jgrls.org or mailed to 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.  The letter should state why you want the position and what your career goals and objectives are.


Open Until Filled



-Library Employment Guidelines:
Most jobs follow these general guidelines: Under the direction and supervision of the Branch Manager and or his/her designee, employees holding part-time hourly positions assist other library personnel in completing certain tasks necessary for the efficient and effective access to and use of the library's collections of resources and services.
Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees' approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Branch Manager and Director.
Employees holding these positions will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner. All employees are expected to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties and responsibilities.

All candidates for open positions must complete:
(1) Application for Employment
(2) Supplemental Application
(3) Various testing - depending on position sought