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San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Department: Learning & Technology Resource Center (L&TRC)

Location: Grossmont College

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

Work hours: Monday/Tuesday/Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed/Thursday: 12:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range: CL-32: $3,731 (Step A) or $3,905 (Step B) Monthly
Based on experience

Interview Dates are scheduled: Sept 19 & 20, 2019

Anticipated Start Date: October 2019
Job Description
The Library Tech III - Public Services position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the circulation desk, including recruiting, training, evaluating, and providing work direction to hourly workers. In addition, they will be responsible for scheduling all public desk hours for student workers and classified library staff. They will resolve patron bills, fines, fees, and blocks. They will also be responsible for producing and updating procedure manuals for all aspects of Circulation in a library resource management system (for example, ExLibris).
This position will include some evening hours two evenings per week.


Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, perform a variety of highly complex and specialized technical paraprofessional duties related to public service, circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging resources in a community college library.


  • Fully utilize various library related interfaces to provide access to library resources, including but not limited to the circulation, cataloging, acquisition, and report modules of the integrated library system.

  • Using the appropriate module in the integrated library system and/or finance system, coordinate the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of resources and equipment in the library.

  • Conduct catalog maintenance in accordance with library rules and standards.

  • Coordinate operations of assigned area(s).

  • Following standardized library cataloging rules and local cataloging standards acquire and edit permanent catalog records to facilitate identification, access and use of resources. In conjunction with a librarian, create permanent catalog records. Using judgment, interpret and apply appropriate tools and standards necessary for cataloging and classification of library resources.

  • Recruit, interview, train, provide work direction, and evaluate hourly employees (non-classified); prepare employment forms, monitor hours and schedules to ensure coverage of library service desks.

  • Record, tabulate and compile statistics; create, generate, and maintain a variety of detailed statistical records and reports for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Communicate with district personnel, students, other colleges and libraries, vendors, and community members regarding library services, policies, events and resolve issues.

  • Open and close the library as assigned according to established procedures including preparing equipment, securing the library, and locking/unlocking the doors.

  • Maintain assigned area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.


  • Keep current documentation of all processes within assigned area(s).

  • Coordinate inventory implementation and completion, including creating necessary reports.

  • Maintain current qualifications for area(s) of assignment.

  • Monitor, track and analyze assigned budget and provide input to supervisor and/or librarians.

  • Work with integrated library system and various vendors to create processes for record integration.

  • Provide information and assistance to users in accessing library resources and using equipment within the library.

  • Work with assigned supervisor and/or librarians to analyze statistics and identify trends for the continuous improvement of services.

  • Perform related duties as assigned. Library Tech III should be able to perform Library Technician I and Library Technician II duties in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Library policies, procedures and practices.
  • Library of Congress classification system.
  • Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic database or any bibliographic utility in current use.
  • Standardized library cataloging rules and local cataloging standards, such as RDA and AACR2.
  • Bibliographic records, such as MARC 21.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, database, and other standard software to create documents, reports, and materials.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Recordkeeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles and practices of training and providing work direction.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Operation of a personal computer.
  • Data entry and retrieval.
  • District organization, operation, policy and objectives.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.

  • Perform complex and technical paraprofessional duties in a community college library.
  • Coordinate operations for an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Perform difficult bibliographic searches and resolve cataloging problems.
  • Participate in the development of library policies, procedures and programs.
  • Operate standard office machines and specialized library equipment.
  • Oversee and participate in the receipt, acquisition, cataloging, distribution, circulation, and utilization of library resources as assigned.
  • Monitor budget for assigned area.
  • Utilize various software packages to enter and retrieve complex data in an efficient and effective manner consistent with requirements of the position.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain current qualifications for area of assignment.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
  • Train and provide work direction to student workers.
  • Plan and organize work; meet deadlines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Perform responsible duties in a community college library.


  • Any combination equivalent to: a Library Technician Certificate or Associates Degree AND two years of increasingly responsible experience at the level of a Library Technician II OR five years of increasingly responsible experience at the level of a Library Technician I.


  • College library environment. Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, and push.

    Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    Additional Information

    Application must be completed in one sitting. Incomplete or unsubmitted applications cannot be saved.

    Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.
    Be sure you have the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning your application.


    Position specific required documents:
    • Complete and current resume
    • 1-2 page cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the requirements of the position INCLUDE ADDRESSING the following two questions:
    A) Describe your level of involvement with hiring, training, and providing work direction to part-time workers at a library circulation desk.

    B) What tools or techniques do you use to create and maintain a fair and equitable schedule for the public service desks?

    *Note* please upload .doc or PDF files. If you are working on Google Docs or Mac files please be sure to save under .doc or PDF for file to upload correctly.

    Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

    GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

    Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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    The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

    The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

    The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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    Posted: 8/1/2019
    Application Due: 8/26/2019
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