City of Farmington
  • 17-May-2018 to 31-May-2018 (MST)
  • Library
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 7.50
  • Hourly
  • Temporary-Part Time

No Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Library / Patron Services


HIRING RANGE:  $7.50 / Hour

TYPE OF POSITION:  Temporary/Part-Time


DAYS WORKED:  Varied Includes weekends, evenings, and holidays.                                              


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


  1. There are two WorkKeys tests that take approximately 45 minutes each and must be completed within three (3) days past the closing date for this position.
  1. Applicants are required to register for the following WorkKeys tests: Workplace Documents and Workplace Observation.
    1. Register online at
    2. Visit the Farmington Department of Workforce Solutions, 600 West Arrington
    3. The Online Scheduler will list testing dates, times, and locations from which to choose.
    4. For additional information please call Department of Workforce Solutions at (505) 327-6127 x72.
  1. If you fail the test you will need to wait 24 hours before taking the test again. The test cannot be taken more than three (3) times for each job description.
  1. This position requires applicants to meet the entry-level profile as set by the subject matter experts (SMEs) for the skills being assessed, and must score a minimum of 3 for the WorkKeys testing.
  1. Please bring the printed results for this test to the City of Farmington Human Resources Office, located at 850 Municipal Drive in Farmington, or email to




Supervised by the Library Patron Services Coordinator.  Work is performed under the direction of the Library Patron Services Supervisors and the Library Patron Services Technicians, as determined by work schedules.

Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position.

Shelves, sorts, and files various library materials accurately according to library classification systems (alphabetic, numeric, and alpha-numeric).  A high degree of accuracy is vital.

Reads numbers and letters rapidly and accurately in order to sort and shelve library materials both alphabetically and numerically.  With training, 80-100 items shall be consistently and accurately shelved per hour.

Routinely reads shelve for accuracy, collects in-house materials for usage statistics, locates missing and hold materials, and retrieves materials for library staff or patrons.

Maintains the overall appearance of the shelves by straightening, shifting, edging, and monitoring the condition of library materials, and identifying and re-shelving misplaced items.

Maintains a neat and orderly appearance of the library by straightening chairs, collecting materials from tables, carts, and shelves, and reporting any damaged equipment, furniture or fixtures to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Maintains good organizational skills and attention to detail.  Performs repetitive shelving.

Works independently, quietly and efficiently, little social interaction.  Adapts to changes in workload when library is busy.

Uses excellent customer service skills to assist patrons in a courteous and respectful manner within scope of training; refers patrons to appropriate personnel.

May assist with emptying the book drop and automated return bins; may assist with inspecting, checking out, or routing materials to the proper locations; may assist with sorting, counting and organizing materials on book carts for shelving.

May assist in the clearing room with discharging library materials, using the automated return system, and monitoring the return system as materials are automatically being discharged and sorted.

May assist with answering the telephone in the clearing room, answering questions appropriate to skill level, and directing calls as appropriate.

May perform other basic duties in patron services, or in other areas of the library or branch library as assigned.

Learns procedures and responsibilities primarily through oral instruction and observation which takes place on-the-job.  Training is hands-on with repetition and reinforcement.

Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.

Participates and attends trainings, daily shows, programs, and other projects of the library as required and/or assigned.

Must be available to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Attendance is an essential function of this position.

Complies with Patron Services department and library procedures and policies, and the City guideline, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.

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 from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City'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.

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

Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public on all age levels and cultural backgrounds.

Ability to learn and use library organization systems, including Dewey Decimal Classification, for the purpose of shelving books and locating material in all areas of the library.

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, within the context of the shelving  team environment.

Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.

Ability to read numbers and letters rapidly and accurately.  Ability to organize, sort, and file alphabetically and numerically.

Ability to communicate and follow instructions, both oral and written, and follow established routines.

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.


Library online catalog, automated return system, book cart, handheld automated scanning device


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully.  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, stand, talk and hear with minimum sitting.  The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to climb, balance, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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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