The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
(Part time/No Benefits – approx. 10-15 hours per week)
DEPARTMENT: Carnegie-Stout Public Library
HOURLY RANGE: $9.69 - $10.29
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Library’s Youth Services Manager or Library Aide, performs routine manual and clerical work. Employees work under direct supervision, although they may operate with some independence once procedures are learned, with only occasional checks for adherence to prescribed standards; performs other tasks as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
ESSENTIAL: According to assignment or occasion, work may involve public service to patrons in person or by telephone; patron orientation; operating the computerized library system; cleaning CDs, DVDs and identifying if repairs are needed; re-shelving materials, reading shelves for accuracy and preparing mail for distributing and running errands; responds to resident’s questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner; participates in the city’s intercultural competency training and program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: Knowledge of the purpose and function of public libraries; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to treat information with confidentiality and to learn routine library procedures; ability to relate to, work pleasantly with and communicate effectively with co-workers and the public; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform extensive sitting and keyboarding at a computer terminal, standing, walking, crouching, squatting, climbing stairs and lifting in a library setting; procedures require the physical ability to bend, lift, and stoop, as well as the ability to lift and carry boxes or other objects weighing 25-30 lbs. each or push carts weighing up to 50 pounds each; demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork; and demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Some library experience and/or knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System; experience with the use of computers for data entry and word processing; experience working with a diverse population; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.
HOURS OF WORK: This is a part-time position and employee may work variable hours including evenings and weekends, approximately 10-15 hours per week.
OVERTIME STATUS: Non-exempt
APPLICATION: Please submit an employment application at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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