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Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

FULL-TIME DEPUTY DIRECTOR

 To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email

Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022

 Application form is available at https://peoriapubliclibrary.org/about-ppl/careers/

  

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Salary Range: $83,000 – $90,000    

JOB SUMMARY

Assists the Executive Director in planning and administration activities; manages and oversees all grants received by the library; works on a variety of high-level special projects as assigned; serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees; supervises public services managers; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Assists the Executive Director in planning and implementing library services and programs;
  • Analyzes and evaluates library strategic needs; advises the Executive Director and other library leadership on strategies to help the library achieve its mission; works with the Executive Director to set library goals and objectives; monitors progress towards them;
  • Meets regularly with union officials to discuss issues of concern;
  • Assists the Executive Director in grievance handling and contract administration;
  • Troubleshoots public services problems or other complaints; works with staff to identify solutions and/or best practices; provides high level customer service;
  • Supervises public services management staff; trains; monitors workflow; reviews work; and performs performance evaluations;
  • Maintains confidentiality in all matters;
  • In coordination with public service managers, assists in the scheduling of staff to ensure effective coverage at all times;
  • Cultivates and maintains positive professional relationships with local officials, government entities, public service organizations, Friends, community groups, and the public; collaborates and forms partnerships with community groups that help achieve library goals;
  • Performs outreach and represents the library in the community and at appropriate events; ensures that community groups are kept informed of library programs and services;
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff on library and department goals, standards of service and staff development; identifies and resolves personnel issues; models expected behaviors;
  • Works on special projects assigned by the Executive Director;
  • Develops, reviews and maintains a variety of reports, including the Illinois Public Library Annual Report;
  • Meets with security staff to discuss issues of concern; keeps abreast of security issues at all locations;
  • Files and retrieves administrative documents, records, and reports including the official record of board meetings;
  • Prepares board packets, board notices and agendas; makes arrangements for committee, board, and special meetings;
  • Responds to questions from board members; informs Executive Director of such inquiries and answers in a timely fashion;
  • Transcribes board minutes and maintains board records; prepares annual index of board minutes; ensures all board records are placed in binders annually;
  • Advises the Executive Director on available grants to help the library achieve its mission; researches and compiles all information required and writes the grants; administers and monitors grants; prepares and submits grant reports; reviews grant conditions to ensure compliance with all requirements;
  • Generates monthly statistical reports as well as those requested by department and branch managers;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; conducts monthly staff meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. Effective decision-making skills with strong customer focus;
  4. Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of library administrative management and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  5. Ability to develop and implement library goals, objectives, programs and plans;
  6. Ability to accurately identify and respond to the needs of the library in a timely fashion;
  7. Ability to effectively develop, manage and monitor department budgets and expenses;
  8. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff;
  9. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  10. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  11. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information management; and
  13. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, computer networks, and office machines and other equipment.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. MLS or MLIS;
  2. Five – seven years relevant public library experience.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort. Employee has discretion about walking, standing, bending, stooping, etc.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

FULL-TIME MANAGER OF FACILITIES

 To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email

Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2022

 

Application form is available at https://peoriapubliclibrary.org/about-ppl/careers/

JOB DESCRIPTION

MANAGER OF FACILITIES

Salary:            $64,000  

JOB SUMMARY

Manages and oversees the maintenance of all library facilities and vehicles; coordinates the day-to-day operations of department staff; performs other duties as assigned. Reports to Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Manages and directs Maintenance department staff; recruits; trains; arranges schedules; monitors workflow; reviews work; and conducts performance evaluations;
  • Prepares payroll reports;
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff on department goals, standards of service and staff development; identifies and resolves personnel issues; models expected behaviors;
  • Works with library leadership to set department goals and objectives; monitors progress towards them;
  • Oversees all cleaning of library buildings; ensures that all library buildings are clean and safe environments for both staff and library customers;
  • Oversees all building maintenance including minor electrical, plumbing, mechanical and structural repairs;
  • Oversees all vehicle maintenance;
  • Oversees and coordinates contractual services with vendors for cleaning, repair, maintenance and security services; works with vendors to resolve any problems;
  • Works with staff to identify problems and solutions; provides high level customer service;
  • Develops and monitors the department budget; develops projections of needs and expenses; recommends budget adjustments; authorizes and monitors departmental expenses;
  • Orders supplies and equipment; tracks and monitors usage;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of maintenance best practices and library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. Effective decision-making skills with strong customer focus;
  4. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and structural repair and maintenance;
  5. Ability to plan, implement and evaluate maintenance provided through in-house and vendor services;
  6. Ability to accurately identify and respond to the needs of the library in a timely fashion;
  7. Ability to effectively develop, manage and monitor department budgets and expenses;
  8. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff;
  9. Ability to safely work with chemicals, solvents and other cleaning or ground maintenance products;
  10. Ability to safely operate tools or equipment;
  11. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  12. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  13. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  14. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff;
  15. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and ability to operate relevant computer systems, and office machines; and
  16. Ability to obtain a valid IL driver’s license and a Class “C” Non-CDL Driver’s License.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
  2. Three – five years relevant experience;
  3. OR equivalent combination of technical training, education or experience.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires routine physical effort in the handling of light and moderately heavy materials of up to 50 pounds. May require standing for long periods of time and frequent stooping and bending.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations and traffic signals when driving. Work may involve routine exposure to chemicals and paint.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I

 To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email

Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022

 

Application form is available at https://peoriapubliclibrary.org/about-ppl/careers/

JOB DESCRIPTION

 MAINTENANCE I

Salary: $29,723

JOB SUMMARY

Maintains the interior and exterior of all library facilities including buildings, parking lots, and grounds; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to Manager of Maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Maintains the interior of main and branch library facilities including public areas, offices, meeting rooms, cleaning restrooms, carpets and stairways on a regularly scheduled basis;
  • Opens and closes the building, turns heating/cooling and security systems on and off;
  • Sets-up meeting rooms with tables, chairs and refreshments, when needed;
  • Vacuums and/or mops floors, dusts shelves, desks/tables and computer areas; removes trash; disinfects tables, chairs and other common use surfaces;
  • Monitors and records electrical and gas usage;
  • Performs general groundskeeping work, including snow removal and collecting trash;
  • Painting as assigned;
  • Sweeps and removes trash from library parking lots and grounds;
  • Assembles furniture and shelving;
  • Cleans the Bookmobile;
  • Performs book runs;
  • Prepares, loads, unloads and transports recycling material;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain working knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. Ability to follow instructions and finish tasks in a timely fashion;
  4. Knowledge of routine maintenance functions on library systems and equipment;
  5. Ability to safely work with chemicals, solvents and other cleaning or ground maintenance products;
  6. Ability to develop and implement solutions for occasional or non-routine assignments;
  7. Ability to safely operate tools or equipment;
  8. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  9. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  10. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  11. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  12. Ability to effectively communicate and present information to others;
  13. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff; and
  14. Ability to obtain a valid IL driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
  2. One year relevant experience.
  3. Or equivalent combination of technical training, experience or education.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires routine physical effort in the handling of light and moderately heavy materials of up to 50 pounds. May require standing for long periods of time and frequent stooping and bending.  May use ladders up to 6 ft.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, parking lots and grounds e.g., use of safe work place practices with cleaning and maintenance equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations and traffic signals when driving. Work may involve routine exposure to chemicals and paint.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for a Full-Time Reference Assistant who can demonstrate a strong commitment to working with the public, facilitate lifelong learning opportunities, and enthusiastically create and present adult programming for diverse interests.

 FULL-TIME REFERENCE ASSISTANT

Currently assigned to Lincoln Branch

 To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email to

 Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

REFERENCE ASSISTANT

Annual Salary:  $36,329

JOB SUMMARY

Provides excellent customer service by responding to patron reference and reader’s advisory requests; assists with collection maintenance; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to the Manager of Lincoln Branch.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Staffs the Information Desk; provides reference and readers advisory service to customers in person, online or over the phone, consistently providing high level customer service;
  • Helps customers successfully use the library;
  • Provides formal and informal instruction regarding the use of the library, materials, equipment and databases to customers and staff;
  • Assists in collection maintenance under supervision from the supervisor by processing new materials, weeding, mending or shelving, etc.;
  • Performs circulation duties, checks library materials in; issues library cards; collects fines, etc.; may empty book drops during regular library hours;
  • Processes holds; places holds; finds and/or receives holds; notifies customers when holds are available for pick-up;
  • Submits interlibrary loan requests;
  • Books study rooms/meeting rooms for walk-ins:
  • Assists in developing and presenting programs such as Summer Reading, story hours, tours and class visits;
  • Assists with day-to-day department duties such as shelving, weeding, and mounting displays;
  • Prepares content for library newsletters or brochures; develops bibliographies and finding aides as assigned;
  • Performs outreach and represents the library in the community and at appropriate professional organizations; ensures that community groups are kept informed of library programs and services; may assist in developing outreach materials;
  • May be assigned to maintain one of the library’s file systems or information such as the vertical files, question files, visitor files, program files, collection shelf list, local history scrapbooks, etc.;
  • May maintain one of the library’s collections such as the CD collection, genealogy materials, magazines, etc.;
  • May assist with the maintenance of library materials and item record codes;
  • Assists customers and staff with basic troubleshooting for library computers;
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures, including starting up computers, completing pick lists and preparing deliveries at opening; powering down computers, checking bathrooms and setting alarms at closing;
  • Prepares daily statistical reports;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. General knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures for public library service and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  4. Knowledge of reference services, practices and procedures in specialty area (adult or children’s);
  5. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  6. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  7. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  8. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  9. Ability to effectively communicate and present information to others;
  10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  11. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  12. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines; and
  13. Ability to obtain a valid IL driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s Degree;
  2. Previous library experience preferred.
  3. OR equivalent combination of technical training, education or experience.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations and traffic signals when driving.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page.
• Must be age 16 or older.
• College students must be currently enrolled in classes.

Applications will be accepted in the Administrative Office (3rd Floor)
Attn: Michelle Decker /H.R.
Peoria Public Library
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602-1070
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The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.

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