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Bilingual Patron Experience Associate (English/Spanish) - Columbine Library

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Littleton, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
We are seeking dynamic, customer-focused Patron Experience Associates to provide frontline library service to the diverse and growing residents of Jefferson County and beyond. Helping people find the information they need - whether it be what to read next, how to download an e-book or how to find a job - is what we do all day, every day. If you're passionate about providing outstanding customer service, serving your community, and are ready to contribute to the Library's success, then this may be the job for you!

Bilingual (Spanish/English) positions require a Spanish fluency of advanced or higher.

This position is located at the Columbine Library.

This full-time (40 hours/week) position is fully eligible for benefits.

Apply By

07/16/24

Division

Library Division

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.

Description

Hiring Range: $19.65 - $24.57 per hour.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Provides information, referrals and reader’s advisory assistance to patrons in person, by phone, mail and via electronic means. Locates materials using manual and electronic databases in JCPL, other Library systems and/or other sources. Refers patrons to community resources and other appropriate resources for further information as necessary. Advises patrons about on-line searching. Uses high-level customer service skills to determine patron needs. Creates a positive inviting atmosphere for all patrons. Addresses and resolves complaints from patrons or forwards to appropriate staff as necessary. Promotes and presents programs, classes, workshops both in the Library and off site. Advises and instructs Library patrons in using equipment necessary to access Library resources. May present programming training or classes to the public, both on or off site. Provides quality programs presented in their area of specialty, including off-site locations. Conducts Library tours and community outreach.
  • CORE LIBRARY SERVICES: Participates with others in cross-functional teams to accomplish goals and objectives. Under supervision, assists in the development and maintenance of instructional tools, databases and reader’s advisory materials. Routinely provides direct customer service. Assists with evaluating and maintaining the existing collection through recommendations and weeding of materials. Suggests program needs.
  • OPERATIONAL ORGANIZATION: Participates in the responsibility for the general appearance and safety of the division and Library as a whole. Assists with collection development and maintenance. Ensures access to all materials both physical and virtual. May create content for the web or social media. Participates in the design and creation of displays, bulletin boards, signs, posters, informational/directional aids and special exhibits. Keeps current on Library policies and procedures relevant to the location and/or Library as a whole. Monitors adherence to policies and procedures and/or communicates policies to patrons as necessary. Stays current on new trends and technologies. May collect, tabulate, maintain data and prepare standardized reports.
  • OVERSIGHT: May assist in coordinating the work and schedules of ancillary staff and volunteers. May assume responsibility for the operation of the Library in absence of the Public Services Manager and/or Person in Charge. Takes appropriate action for disturbances and other emergencies.
  • Bilingual roles provide Cuentacuentos, story times in Spanish.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Bilingual speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish/English is required for bilingual positions.
  • Preferred - 1 year of customer service experience.
  • Preferred - Public library experience.
  • Spanish fluency testing is required for bilingual positions.

Education

Experience:

Work Experience: Minimum one year

Certifications

Languages:

Spanish

Category

Library Services