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Library Assistant

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

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Library Assistant

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $46,608.00 - $64,404.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2022-02787

Location: Oxnard College (Oxnard CA), CA

Department: VC - Academic Affairs

Closing: 4/11/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the direction of a Learning Resources Supervisor or a Dean, a Library Assistant performs a variety of specialized clerical tasks in support of the library.

There is currently TWO full-time (40hrs/week, 12 mos/year) vacancies. One is located at Ventura College and the second vacancy is located at Oxnard College. Please note the vacancy at Oxnard College is bilingual (Spanish) and pending Board approval.

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 about Ventura College can be found here: 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 PLACEMENT New 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.

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).

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.

Representative Duties
Provide routine information to library patrons and staff concerning library materials, services, policies, programs, and general information about the library. E

Perform routine circulation work by checking out, renewing, and receiving print, non-print, digital media, and equipment; process overdue notices; calculate, collect, and record library fees for lost or overdue materials; issue receipts for fees paid. E

Process requisitions and invoices for annual database renewals, periodical subscriptions, and library supplies and equipment. E

Copy catalog and process incoming materials including books, magazines, newspapers, college catalogs, periodicals, and electronic resources; prepare library materials for shelving and distribution; remove records of discarded materials from library catalog; document and resolve inventory discrepancies, including contacting publishers to resolve discrepancies as needed. E

Assist library patrons with the basic operation of equipment such as computers, copiers, microfilm and microfiche readers, printers, and scanners. E

Assist library staff in preserving, digitizing, and maintaining special collections such as reserves, textbook lending, rare books, periodicals, reference, and digital media. E

Prepare and submit interlibrary loan requests for both loaned and borrowed materials; maintain interlibrary loan records. E

Maintain library stacks, including shelving materials, shelf-reading, shifting, and cleaning. E

Check condition of library materials, removing from circulation damaged articles in need of repair; repair damaged and worn articles as appropriate. E

File, duplicate, compile, update, and maintain records and reports regarding circulation and library services; update library website as directed. E

Train and provide work direction to student workers as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency AND six months of library experience performing clerical or higher level tasks which require the use of an online library system.

Experience working in a college or university library is 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 Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

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

A) Written/Performance Test = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written/performance test. The highest passing scores on the written/performance test will be invited to the technical interview.

Date Range: 04/12/2023 - 04/17/2023
Location: All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed a link to the test on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 and will have until 11:59pm on Monday, April 17, 2023 to complete the test. In order to participate in the written/performance test, you must have access to a computer and a reliable connection to the internet.

Date Range: 04/24/2023 - 05/02/2023

Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.

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.


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 off a standard 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.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: 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. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS: 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 accommodations 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.

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