City of Dickinson, ND

Job Opening – Limited-Hour Library Assistant

Date Posted: April 15, 2018 08:00 AM

Deadline: April 26, 2018 05:00 PM

Department: Dickinson Area Public Library

Compensation: $11.19 per hour (Wage includes $1.25 per hour Skill-Based Pay)

Hours: 20 per week

   Job Application


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the required City application, which can be found by clicking on the link above, at Job Service, or at City Hall. Resumes are strongly encouraged. The deadline to apply is the close of business on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information contact Shelly at 701-456-7801, or email


*This 20-hour per week, non-benefited position will work at the Dickinson Area Public Library assisting patrons with Library needs.
*The hours of operation for the Library are:  Monday – Thursday 9:00 a-8:00 p; Friday 9:00 a-6:00 p; Saturday 9:00a-5:00 p; Sunday Closed.

Duties and Responsibilities



Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of sub-professional library work requiring specialized knowledge and to do related work as required. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist library users in the circulation area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES Including, but not limited to:
Checks in, checks out and renews library materials
Issues new and replacement library cards and updates patron records
Processes and discards magazines and newspapers as assigned
Assists library users in locating materials
Fields requests for new acquisitions and interlibrary loans
Assists library users in making photocopies
Assists library users in receiving and sending a fax
Answers phones and directs call to appropriate staff, as needed
Shelves library materials; reads shelves and keeps material in good order
Assists library users with library databases and the microfilm reader/printer
Troubleshoots computer problems on public access computers
Collects and records fines, fees and other monies
Processes library materials and makes them shelf-ready by adding dust covers and security tags.
Sorts mail and routes to appropriate staff
Keeps daily statistics
Filing as directed by staff

Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to deal pleasantly with the public, maintaining positive public relations
Ability to learn the use of the Dewey Decimal classification system, and other library procedures
Computer skills sufficient to perform the functions of the online catalog and circulation modules
Good clerical skills are required
Ability to perform tasks quickly and accurately
Familiarity with a variety of office machines
Problem solving skills
Ability to interpret and implement library policies and procedures
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Refers exceptions and difficult problems to supervisor for solution/resolution

Is a self starter
Exhibits a positive image and outlook when interacting with coworker and /or the public

Minimum Requirements
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and reference checks are required
Desirable Training and Experience



This is a non-benefited position.

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