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Library Assistant

Chelángen (Culture)
$13.50 - $21.36/hour, FLSA Non-Exempt
Based on available funding, Part-Time Regular at completion of six-month probationary period
Accepting Applications
Jan 10, 2020
First Review:
Jan 31, 2020

The Library Assistant checks books in and out, re-shelves books, and catalogs new books and resources into the Dewey Decimal System and ResourceMate. This position creates seasonal displays to highlight books and writes quarterly library book features for the newsletter and website. The Library Clerk also keeps the library tidy, accessible, and inviting.

Principle Duties
  1. Assists library patrons to find books or resources and aids them in the use of the public computer and printer
  2. Using ResourceMate, checks books in and out to patrons, shelves the books in a timely manner, and keeps the stacks in order
  3. Catalogs new books and resources into the Dewey Decimal System and enters those books into ResourceMate
  4. Creates seasonal displays in the library to highlight different books and writes quarterly library book features for the newsletter and website
  5. Keeps the library tidy, accessible, and inviting
  6. Tracks books in circulation and maintains a list of lost books
  7. Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  1. Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  2. Experience with library filing systems and operations
  3. Must have moderate computer skills with knowledge of MS Office and e-file management
  4. Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  5. Must be able to lift 30lbs
Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Long periods of sitting (60% of time); occasional bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, carrying, and pushing (20% of time); and occasional standing and walking (20% of time). Occasionally lifts/carries up to 50lbs. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to use office equipment with frequent repetitive motion such as writing, typing, filing, and phone use. Must possess the ability to view print on a computer screen and/or paper document; the ability to speak and hear exchanging information with end users by telephone. Mental/Visual Demands: Frequent mental and/or visual attention to task is required. Occasionally work requires heavy concentration. Tasks involve eye-hand coordination. Working Environment: Work environment is mainly indoors with heat and some air conditioning. Occasionally works alone without benefit of supervisor or co-worker. Unavoidable hazards/risks: Work requires minimal risks that may include lifting archival files and boxes.

Samish Indian Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ancestry.  Samish preference and Indian preference will be applied to the selection for this position as defined in Title 25, US Code Section 473.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding the computer/electronic and hardcopy file folders containing sensitive and proprietary information about the Tribe and its members.  The incumbent must maintain confidentiality of all work and files pertaining to enrollment, clients, survey results, and all other material that may identify individuals by name (either directly or by reference), as set forth by the Tribal Council in the Personnel Manual.  Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment.

Please state your eligibility for Indian preference in your cover letter.  Indian preference must be documented prior to interview or hiring.  BIA Form 4432 or tribal enrollment ID may be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

All persons who are offered employment with the Samish Indian Nation must give permission for a thorough background check of previous work performance, motor vehicle history, credit history and criminal history, as well as a pre-employment drug screen. The Drug Free Workplace Policy has not changed since the passing of WA State I-502. While Initiative 502 legalized marijuana within Washington State, employers maintain the right to decide on their tolerance policy. Because we receive federal grant dollars from the federal government, we still consider marijuana as an illegal substance and its use and possession completely prohibited.

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