City of Farmington
  • 18-May-2017 to 02-Jun-2017 (MST)
  • Technical Services
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 14.15 - 17.37
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Library / Technical Services

PAY GRADE:  F Non-Exempt

HIRING RANGE:  $14.15-$17.37 / Hour

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

WORK LOCATION:  Farmington Public Library

DAYS WORKED:  Monday-Friday with occasional weekends & evenings                   

HOURS WORKED:  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with occasional weekends & evenings.



Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.

In order to be considered for an interview, you must answer the supplemental questions included with this application.  There are three phases to the selection process for this position.

Phase One Supplemental questions included with this application.

Phase Two Testing (Microsoft Excel, Reading Comprehension).

 Phase Three On-site interview.

Qualifying applicants will be selected to advance to the next phase; others will be eliminated.



Works under the supervision of the Technical Services Coordinator; Training and instruction may be provided by Library Technicians, as assigned by Technical Services Coordinator.

Reports to Coordinator on issues related to various department functions.

Assists with training and monitoring the work of Processing Technicians and Clerks.

Learns and maintains a working knowledge of the library's automated system and various library related software applications and their processes.

Performs copy cataloging for library materials in accordance with local library policies, RDA, AACR2, MARC, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress subject heading guidelines and other standards as applicable.  

Maintains the library's bibliographic database, i.e. searching, adding, modifying, and removing bibliographic, serial and item records.

Assists in batch importing and exporting bibliographic records utilizing various library-related software.

Schedules various reports; compiles, analyzes, interprets data related to Technical Services department functions, and performs action, as instructed by the Technical Services Coordinator.

Assists in maintaining the periodical collection.  Investigates duplicate and missing issues and submits claims.

Works with vendors and library staff in submitting orders.  Monitors and tracks the completeness of orders.  Files claims when necessary.

Assists in entering requisitions and field purchase orders for the library in accordance with City policies and procedures.

May serve as travel coordinator for library staff.  This includes making reservations for air travel, car rentals, shuttles and hotel rooms.   Submits registrations to conferences, workshops, etc.  Processes travel requests in accordance with Library and City policies and procedures.

May assist in reconciling and processing procurement card receipts in accordance with City policies and procedures.

May perform other duties in technical services, and other areas of the library or branch library as necessary.

May assist with Processing Technican and Clerk duties.

Participates and attends staff trainings, daily shows, programs, and other training sessions of the library.

Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.

Accuracy, attention to detail, multi-tasking, flexibility, effective team player, and strong customer service skills are vital in this position.

Must be able to work occasional weekends on a rotating basis.

Attendance is an essential function of this position.

Maintains absolute confidentiality and privacy of patron records and work-related issues.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Complies with all library procedures and policies, and the City guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.

May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.

Ability to learn to use the tools and equipment listed, including the library's online catalog and automation system, and use them effectively to perform assigned duties.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them form the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program, which includes pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Background check is required.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.

Valid driver's license required with acceptable driving record.

A minimum of two years of college required, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.

Ability and willingness to quickly learn and apply the following tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and MARC 21 formats for bibliographic and authority data.

Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and arrangement of library materials.

Knowledge of basic accounting or bookkeeping procedures and general office practices.

Knowledge of basic mathematical skills.

Ability to type 40 WPM, or at a rate sufficient to perform duties of job and enter data accurately.

Proficient in personal computer operations and file management, and with commonly used applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and the Internet.

Ability to understand the technology used at the library, to conduct basic troubleshooting of technology-related issues, and to accurately report issues in a timely manner.

Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, meet quality and quantity standards and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.  

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City

personnel and the public.

This position requires a commitment to service excellence; the ability to work well with others in a team and independently; and the ability to remain flexible and positive in a time of continuing change.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to apply procedures, general library rules and regulations, to understand and interpret policies, and make decisions within stated guidelines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to perform routine and complex duties as assigned with little or no supervision.

Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends for special library events.

Ability to understand and follow verbal and/or written instructions.

Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in work environment.

Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality, in accordance with library policies and laws.

Ability work under stress and handle stressful situations.


Library's online catalog and automation system, personal computer, Microsoft Office products and other applicable software, book carts, telephone, fax machine, personal computer, scanner, and various printers, mouse, copy and fax machine, telephone, laminating machine, calculator, automobile, and various 3M library machines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The employee will routinely push fully-loaded book carts requiring up to 25 pounds of force.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.       


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