Library Assistant

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Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Administrative Services Level 3
Open Competition

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is seeking an individual to join the New Brunswick Public Library Service as a Children's Library Assistant in Campbellton.

As a member of the library team, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and presenting programs for children and youth; carrying out daily opening and closing procedures for the children's services unit; assisting in decorating the children's area and in preparing special exhibits; providing loan service through an automated circulation system; providing reader's advisory service; providing intermediate level reference service using traditional and electronic resources; conducting library orientation tours; delivering library outreach such as school visits and book deposits; assisting patrons in the use of library equipment; orienting patrons in information technology and in information literacy; promoting the library's services for children; developing promotional materials; maintaining positive relationships with the community; assisting in training, supervising and assessing the work performance of students, volunteers and project employees as assigned; assisting in the development and evaluation of services; keeping accurate statistics for the unit; assisting in the delivery of services elsewhere in the resource center as required; and conducting special projects as assigned. The Library Assistant will also assist in the maintenance of collections, the shelving of materials and shelf reading.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma supplemented by one (1) year of post-secondary courses/training and three (3) years experience working with the public including one year of relevant experience delivering programs or services; OR completion of a formal library/information study program and two (2) years experience working with the public. Experience working with e-mail, the Internet, Word, Excel and Power Point is necessary. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

The following operational requirements are also required: This position requires daytime, evening and weekend work based on schedules. Working with library collections will involve some lifting on occasion.

Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Ability to use Office Technology, Software and Applications
  • Presentation Skills
  • Written Communication

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: $1,472 to $1,785 bi-weekly.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at eRecruitment by October 20, 2021 indicating competition number: 21-6236-007. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Post-Secondary Education,
Training and Labour
Human Resource Services
500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 100,
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-8231

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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