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East Central Public Library

CLERK I (F/T SALARIED) -- Application (Adobe PDF)
PUBLIC SERVICES

The employee holding this full-time, salaried position assists the Library Manager in completing detailed tasks necessary for the courteous, efficient, and systematic delivery of library services.  Employees in this job classification are expected to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties and responsibilities.  Using the team approach, employees will assume responsibility for general day-to-day operations of the library.  The employee will complete all job duties and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner. Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees’ approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Manager and Library Director.

All candidates for this position must complete (1) Application for Employment, (2) Computer/Internet skills test, (3) Alphabetizing exam and (4) Numerical sequence exam.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial six-month probationary period with performance evaluations conducted by the Manager periodically during this period. Thereafter, performance evaluations are conducted annually, or as needed, by the Branch Manager and reviewed by the Director.

The primary work site for this position is the East Central Public Library located at 21801 Slider Road, Hurley, MS 39555. Performance of duties may require work at other library sites, contingent on the needs of the Library System. This is a full-time, salaried position eligible for 100% of employee benefits. Work schedule may include day, evening and Saturday shifts.  Schedule may vary from time-to-time in accordance with specific needs and interests of the Library and the Library System as determined by the Branch Manager and/or the Director. 

Employees holding Clerk I: Public Service position are classified as “non-exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985. 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 Library System’s Personnel Policies, (3) read, understand and sign the Library System’s Drug-Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum and (4) read, understand and sign other Library policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position.

A.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. One year paid full-time office or public contact work experience.
  3. Computer/ Internet skills.
  4. Ability to place items in correct alphabetical order and numerical sequence.      
  5. Effective written & oral communication skills.
  6. Must be physically capable of standing for long periods, ability to hear, bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, push/pull, lift and move objects up to 25 pounds on occasion overhead, push and pull library and equipment carts
  7. Valid driver’s license and transportation.

B.        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Ability to learn and apply approved operating policies and procedures to the work environment.
  2. Computer skills and ability to complete library forms and other related tasks.
  3. Ability to guide customers in making materials selection and/or to refer them to the proper staff, department, or other resource to fill their information needs.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, colleagues, superiors, volunteers, and library users.
  5. Ability to answer the telephone and communicate effectively with the public and co-workers in a pleasant and clear manner.
  6. Ability to learn to operate library equipment including, but not limited to: the automated library system, photocopier, fax, telephone, computer hardware/software, TV, VCR, DVD, movie equipment, etc.
  7. Knowledge and skills needed to train library users to successfully access public computers, the on-line public access catalog (OPAC), Internet and other reference and information resources.

C.        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Staff the public service desk, answering telephone and in-house requests for information from customers of all ages.
  2.  Assist customers in the selection of needed materials and the location of various information resources.
  3. Perform tasks related to patron registration and automated circulation, intra/interlibrary loan, holds, reference services, and other public services and routines.
  4. Assist customers using the OPAC and other bibliographic tools required for access to the collections, resources and information services of the Branch Library and the System.
  5. Assist customers in use of the public computers/software, resources/equipment housed in the Library.
  6. Maintain collections through weeding, shelf reading, and shelving as directed
  7. Stay up-to-date on adult best-sellers and widely read areas of adult fiction and non-fiction literature; develop a cursory knowledge of children’s literature. Recommend titles for purchase to the Branch Manager.
  8. Serve as “Person-in-Charge” (PIC), as required by duty schedule.
  9. Assist with the preparation of various programs, displays and exhibits.
  10. Handle patron behavioral and other problems, patron complaints and emergencies in accordance with policies set forth when serving as PIC.
  11. Assist with P.A.S.S. car seat procedures.
  12. Review and understand all policies, procedures, and training manuals as may be developed, including personnel policies, public services, etc.
  13. Provide courteous, friendly and energetic service at all times.
  14. Attend Branch and System meetings and training programs, including those involving overnight travel, as required.
  15. Other duties as required.

The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is necessary for the efficient operation of the Branch or the System.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting Salary - $19,591.00 with benefits including low cost health insurance.
TO APPLY: Applications may be found at www.jgrls.org/services/employment. Submit your application and resume to HR@jgrls.org or drop off at any Jackson George Regional Library Branch by 4:00 p.m. August 2, 2021.  Mandatory skill & knowledge tests will be given by appointment at the Pascagoula Public Library. 
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Pascagoula Public Library

CUSTODIAN II – First Shift (F/T SALARIED) -- Application (Adobe PDF)

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager with dotted line to the Branch Manager, the employee holding this position will, through open and continuous channels of communication with staff, assume responsibility for all first shift day-to-day custodial duties and responsibilities.  Work performed is of ordinary to moderate difficulty; heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required.  Work performed by the employee holding this position must be done so in close cooperation and coordination with the Custodian II – Second Shift.

Employees in this job classification are expected to possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, strength and endurance needed to complete all job tasks.  Custodians must be dependable, courteous and punctual in completing assigned duties and responsibilities.

Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees’ approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Facilities Manager and the Director.

Candidates for this position must complete (1) Application for Employment, (2) take a 20-question knowledge examination covering basic cleaning and maintenance techniques/materials.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial three-month probationary period with performance evaluations conducted by the Facilities Manager periodically during this period.  Thereafter, performance evaluations are conducted annually by the Facilities Manager and reviewed by the Director.

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The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment. In the absence of one custodian the other one will assume the duties specific to that custodian.

Primary work-site for this Jackson-George Regional Library System position is the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street in Pascagoula, MS. 

This is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week, salaried position. Normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on rotating Fridays/Saturdays schedule.   Sixty-minute lunch period is generally taken 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., thirty-minute lunch on Friday/Saturdays.

Special projects and/or emergencies may require the person holding this position to work additional evening and weekend hours.  The work schedule may also vary  
according to the needs of the Library and the availability of the other Custodian II level employee for work.  Beeper provided employee must be worn all times while on duty.

The Branch Manager is responsible for overall supervision and performance of the employee holding this position.  In his/her absence, other Library employees will serve as supervisor of this position, in the following order:  (1) Person-In-Charge, (2) Assistant Director and (3) Library Director.

Employee is eligible for 100 percent Board-approved employee benefits.

The position of Custodian II (1st shift) is classified as “non-exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985.

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 Employee Memorandum; (4) read, understand, and sign other Library policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position.

TO APPLY:

Submit your application and resume to HR@jgrls.org or drop off at any Jackson George Regional Library Branch by 4:00 p.m. July 30, 2021. Mandatory skill & knowledge tests will be given by appointment at the Pascagoula Public Library.

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St. Martin Public Library

July 26, 2021 through July 30, 2021 or until filled

Position:         Page (Part-time -- Application Adobe PDF)

Location:        St. Martin Public Library
                      15004 Lemoyne Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39532

Wage:             $7.25 per hour

Hours:            16 hours per week

Available:       September 1, 2021

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $7.25 per hour

TO APPLY:
Submit your application and resume to HR@jgrls.org or drop off at any Jackson George Regional Library Branch by 4:00 p.m. July 30, 2021.

Deadline: This position is open until 4:00 pm, July 30, 2021 or until filled.

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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May 28, 2021 – Until Filled


Position: LIBRARY DIRECTOR
Location: Regional Administration
Available: July 1, 2021

Application: Adobe PDF


The person holding the position of Library Director is appointed by the JGRLS Board of Trustees to manage all aspects of the Regional Library’s day-to-day operations. The Library Director performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Board of Trustees’ approved policies and other directives as issued by the Board and in accordance with Mississippi Library Law.


As outlined in the Mississippi Code of 1972, Revised, Section 39-3-17(2), the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: (1) administer and establish procedures in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees, (2) employ staff with approval of Board of Trustees, (3) prescription of staff duties, (4) removal of staff for cause, (5) preparation of the budget, (6) financial and statistical management, (7) reporting to the Board of Trustees and (7) other acts necessary for the orderly and efficient administration of the Library System.


The employee holding this position will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
Candidates for the position of Library Director must submit: (1) application for employment, (2) supplemental application and (3) candidate self-assessment. Applicants are also required to provide a professional resume as well as an official copy of graduate library school transcripts.
The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period. Performance evaluations are conducted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.


A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The Director must be a dynamic, highly motivated leader who has demonstrated a high degree of management and leadership skills, sensitivity to community needs, the ability to manage change, the skills and ability to work cooperatively with the administrative Board of Trustees and the skills needed to motivate staff to continued high levels of service.


1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.
2. Five years successful administrative/management experience in a public library.
3. Proven skills and ability to effectively interface with all Library employees, Library trustees and advisory groups, local governmental personnel, community leaders, local groups and organizations.
4. Demonstrated management, supervisory, planning, organizational, leadership, motivational and other professional and interpersonal skills.
5. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
6. Working knowledge of current library-related technologies and trends.
7. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


B. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION
1. Working knowledge and experience managing buildings’ renovation / large scale projects / temporary personnel displacement.


C. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Policy Making
a. Assist Board of Trustees in preparing, and reviewing, and evaluating current and proposed policies on an approved schedule.
b. Implement and administer Board approved policies fairly and consistently and interpret the policies to staff and the community.
c. Ensure that policies comply with State and Federal Laws. d. Assure the Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Plan is followed during times of emergency and or disaster to ensure continuity of operations. Ensure that employees receive emergency response training. Propose alteration of Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Plan procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations. e. Ensure all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans are maintained and updated.


2. Funding and Fiscal Management
a. Work with the Business Manager on preparing annual budgets and budget requests for JGRLS Board of Trustees.
b. Present budget requests as needed to local government officials.
c. Provide and maintain accurate facts and figures for budget preparation and operate the Library System within the bounds of the established budget with revisions as needed during the fiscal year.
d. Report the financial status of the Library System to the Board.
e. Purchase and discard items and equipment in accordance with State laws.


3. Personnel
Employees reporting to and supervised by the Library Director include Assistant Director Collection Management Services/IT, Assistant Director Branch Services, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Manager, Business Manager, and Marketing and Public Relations Specialist.
a. Hire all Regional Library employees in accordance with Board-approved Personnel Policies.
b. Review and update all position descriptions, as needed.
c. Serve as a role model for staff to emulate.
d. Encourage staff members to perform to their highest potential.
e. Attend Leadership Management Development Programs (Certification) designed for personal growth to continuously improve managerial interactions with staff.
f. Involve management personnel and other staff in the decision-making process.
g. Conduct personnel performance evaluations in accordance with polices.
h. Terminate employees in accordance with personnel policies.
i. Provide opportunities for continued staff development and training.
j. Review staffing, classification and salary schedules, employee classifications, etc., annually; recommend revisions to Board, typically as part of the budgetary process. Review and recommended COLA and Merit raises.


4. Other
a. Analyze needs and problems and develop cost-effective, creative, and efficient solutions.
b. Evaluate and identify programs that can be improved or enhanced by LSTA Grants or other grant opportunities.
c. Write, submit, and administer LSTA grants and other grants as required.
d. Make sound decisions based on approved policies, personal judgment, legal authorities and verifiable data.
e. Submit complete and timely financial, statistical and other reports to proper authorities.
f. Be knowledgeable of state, city and county governmental organization and operation.
g. Encourage personnel to meet their maximum abilities and challenge them to grow professionally through staff development and inservice training.
h. Investigate, evaluate, and implement new technologies into the Library System.
i. Keep up-to-date on all types of library materials, including print, non-print, and technology-based information resources and services, and provide for inclusion as needed.
j. Participate in state library associations, attend conferences and statewide library Director’s meetings and other MLC sponsored programs and functions, as well as serving as a liaison between Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and the JGRLS Board of Trustees. Maintain a good rapport with MLA and MLC staff.
k. Attend various meetings as requested in the community, such as local civic groups, Friends of the Library, Advisory Boards, educational organizations, etc.
l. Develop partnerships with community groups and organizations, including attending city council/board of aldermen meetings and Board of Supervisors meetings, as requested, or needed.


The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.


Primary work site for this position is the Pascagoula Public Library – Regional Library Administration located at 3214 Pascagoula Street in Pascagoula, Mississippi.


The Library Director is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. The position of Library Director is classified as “executive” and and “exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985.


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.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
Go to www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html to download an application. Please send your resume, a letter of application, and a completed job application to: Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees, C/O Darlene Broadus, Human Resources Manager, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or send via email dbroadus@jgrls.org Job Type: Full-time.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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-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