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Library Technician

Ventura County Community College District
$55,428.00 - $76,608.00 Annually

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Library Technician

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $55,428.00 - $76,608.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2024-03193A

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 6/3/2024 11:59 PM Pacific



Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, a Library Technician assists in coordinating the daily operation of the library, performs a variety of technical and clerical library support functions, and trains and provides work direction to assigned staff and student workers.
There is currently one full-time (11 months/year, 100%) vacancy located at Ventura College-East Campus.
This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.

More information can be found on the Ventura College website.

The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents through Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training, basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.SALARY PLACEMENTNew Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.
Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.
Advance step placement may be granted depending on related education and experience

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in Section 290 - SALARY PLAN in the Rules of the Personnel Commission for Classified Employees (Download PDF reader).

Representative Duties

Assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the library; assist with planning, coordinating and directing workflow activities including scheduling and coordinating work assignments of assigned staff and student workers; implement library policies and procedures; create and maintain procedural documentation for the department; suggest changes in policies and work procedures as appropriate. EPerform a variety of technical library work in areas such as processing, circulation, inventory, physical and digital reserves, web page maintenance, and the preparation of requisitions for books, serials, media, and other library materials and supplies. ECollaborate with faculty to perform technical work in the acquisition of library materials, such as pre-order research and verification of bibliographic data, identify vendors and locate vendor codes, place and monitor orders, receive and input new materials, prepare materials for introduction into the library collection, distribute and maintain library materials, process invoices and track expenditures, etc. EPerform technical work in the copy cataloging and classification process of library materials according to established procedures; assist with original cataloging; perform catalog cleanup and maintenance; resolve cataloging issues; perform regular inventories of the collection; provide cataloging direction and assistance to staff as needed. E Assist patrons with complex library concerns; determine patron liability for damaged materials and resolve complex patron fee and billing issues; refer customer service problems according to established procedures. E Prepare and maintain a variety of reports, records, and surveys such as financial, circulation, and usage data such as delivery records, encumbrance records, inventory records, attendance reports, circulation reports, etc.; compile, prepare, and maintain statistical reports. E Ensure library facilities are available and operating properly; report hardware and software issues to appropriate departments for repair; report facility damages, and maintenance issues; oversee the closure of areas when required. E Assist patrons in the use of library resources, facilities, and equipment; locate, recommend, and retrieve materials; respond to on-site and electronic library-related inquiries. E Provide training, guidance, and technical work direction to assigned staff and student workers. E Manage library resources by utilizing library interfaces, such as acquisitions, serials, cataloging, circulation, inventory, requisitions, invoice data, and reserves modules within the integrated library system or library service platform; identify, create, update, and maintain library holdings. E Work with vendors and publishers on orders, status of requests, and payment functions; resolve invoice issues and related discrepancies; maintain appropriate vendor and publisher support files. ECoordinate purchasing and inventory of library supplies and equipment. EWork collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities. EDemonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-mindedness in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in assignment-related outcomes. E Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school AND four years of experience in circulation, acquisitions, or copy cataloging. Library experience preferred.
ORAn associate degree from a recognized college or university in library science or a related field AND three years of experience in circulation, acquisitions, or copy cataloging. Library experience preferred.ORA bachelor's degree in library science or a related field AND two years of experience in circulation, acquisitions, or copy cataloging. Library experience preferred.ORA master's degree in library science or a related field AND one year of experience in circulation, acquisitions, or copy cataloging. Library experience preferred.

Supplemental Information


This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by the posted deadline date on this bulletin.

The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) Training and Experience Evaluation = Qualifying (pass/fail)

B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score


A T&E is an assessment of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.

The candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.


Date Range: Monday, June 24, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024

Location: Zoom

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS. If additional versions of your application are submitted, only the most recent will be considered.

When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based on a 40-hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.


Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.


All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodation should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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