Library Technician II

Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Library Technician II

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade 12: $56,266.28 - $59,131.19 - $62,088.51 - $65,184.48 - $68,496.05 - $71,884.69/year

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: CL21-00129

Location: Orange, CA

Division: Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services Division

Closing: 8/5/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex clerical and paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge and excellent judgment. Directs public service desk and/or technical service area operations.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex clerical and paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge and excellent judgment. Directs public service desk and technical service area operations. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered in producing and maintaining the on-line automated catalog; prepares and analyzes records on overdue books, fines, book reservations, lost books, and statistics of loaned books and magazines; supervises collection maintenance; interprets rules and answers student and faculty questions regarding the use of the library facilities; interviews, trains and directs student assistants; participates in the planning, analyzing and implementing of the library budget; maintains periodic and regular inventories; processes new books and non-book material; maintains and analyzes weekly and monthly statistics of materials added or withdrawn and interprets and compiles material for an annual report from such data; participates in the production and maintenance procedures manual; analyzes and maintains various accounting records; relates the purchase of all items to the allotted budget and monitors available resources; verifies orders and processes audio visual and CD ROM materials; organizeds and distributes ordering materials for title selection; orders (using automated equipment and software), receives, records, shelves, and circulates all library materials and resources; contacts vendors, petitions for discounts/credits; solves problems with ordering and receiving materials; collects money, maintains records and deposits receipts in library accounts; interprets and provides information on-site or over the phone; performs related duties as required.

This class reports to the head of the library or to a supervising librarian responsible for a major department. Part-time employees and student helpers frequently are assigned to these technicians for direction.

Job Qualifications

Graduation from high school or the equivalent; three years of responsible office clerical experience at least two of which must be in a library; and 12 semester units in Library Science or Library Technology. Two years of Library work experience may be substituted for the 12 units.

Good Knowledge of: library procedures, including procedures used in public and technical service areas; library automation and its application to library records, files and statistics; the technical aspects of classification of library materials; technical sources of information for library operations; automated office and clerical techniques; filing, financial record keeping and record checking methods; oral and written English, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary; accounting fundamentals, automated library/office equipment; principles of supervising, scheduling and training of student and part-time employees, and scheduling and training of part-time classified staff.

Ability to: work with a high level of independence; interview, schedule, and direct several student workers in all library operations; assist patrons in utilizing library; assist librarians in compiling bibliographies; interpret policy and procedures for students; maintain and analyze statistical-use records and prepare reports; classify library books and materials; demonstrate the use of reference sources; learn new library techniques; read and apply technical library materials; follow oral and written instructions and procedures.

Skills: Ability to use computer hardware and a variety of software applicable to library services; ability to type copy and figures accurately; demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, communications skills, and able to use sound judgment in decision-making; able to lift, bend and stand for extended periods of time; keyboarding and software skills.

Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability (if needed)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
  • Resume (Required)
This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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Working at Rancho Santiago Community College District

In the heart of Orange County lies Rancho Santiago Community College District, home of one of the state’s oldest community colleges, Santa Ana College, and also one of its newest, Santiago Canyon College. Centered in a growing and dynamic area, the district serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.

Encompassing 24 percent of Orange County’s total area (193 square miles), the district maintains eight facilities. Rancho Santiago Community College District is home to two colleges and four continuing education centers throughout the Central Orange County area. In addition, the college district presents convenient community education courses in many other locations in cooperation with its education and community partners.

Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres.

Santiago Canyon College, one of the state’s newest community colleges, offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer as well as associate degree programs. Honors courses are offered to those with high academic achievement goals. In addition, the college provides community services, technical certificate programs, non-credit courses and basic skills instruction. Situated on 82 acres, the college is located in Orange at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Newport Drive.


We are always seeking qualified, energetic and committed people to join the RSCCD team. Our goal is to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for all students. Each job in this district is important to the learning process for all our students. Because we serve a diverse student body, we seek employees who possess a genuine interest in serving others. If you share this student-centered philosophy, we invite you to submit an application.

RSCCD has a reputation as an excellent employer. Whether employees work at one of our college campuses, the district headquarters, or one of our off-campus education centers, employees feel a sense of connection to each other and work to achieve common goals as part of the "Rancho family."

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