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In order for your application to be considered complete, please submit the CCPL Employment Application, your resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference. MLS applicants must submit the CCPL Employment Application, your resume, cover letter, three letters of reference and a copy of college transcripts. CCPL does e-verify.

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Human Resources Manager
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Fax number: 843-805-6822
Email:  
humanresources@ccpl.org   Current Listings (as of May 13, 2015): 

CIRCULATION SERVICES MANAGER/LIBRARIAN IV - MAIN LIBRARY: Full time. The Circulation services manager will be a major contributor in the implementation of $108 million capital projects plan approved by voters that includes system wide technology upgrades and implementation of RFID. Provides overall management for the Circulation Services Department; oversees system wide circulation policies and procedures and effectively resolves related issues and problems; interprets and communicates to public and staff regarding policies/procedures. Works with the ILS Librarian and Training Specialist to provide system wide training on new technologies; provides ILS training for staff; collaborates with the Systems Department on ILS upgrades; manages the system-wide floating procedures; conducts monthly meetings with circulation managers and/or branch managers; serves as night supervisor for Main Library as assigned. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included.
Must have demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate others to meet establish goals; demonstrated knowledge of modern circulation technologies and techniques; strong experience working with consultants and/or vendors in designing and implementing RFID systems preferred. Strong computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to create and deliver training, ability to demonstrate good judgment, ability to deliver exemplary customer experiences; strong supervisory skills; ability to support and actively promote team members and team activities. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental operation. Must be able to lift books, AV equipment, program materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, kneeling and stooping. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. REQUIREMENTS: ALA accredited MLS degree with four (4) years post MLS professional progressively more responsible experience in a public library to include supervisory or related experience in a public library. Hiring salary Range: $50,057.58 - $54,699.28 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARIAN IV/REGIONAL BRANCH MANAGER - MT. PLEASANT REGIONAL: Full time position. Management responsibility for a Regional Library and oversight of three (3) branches within the geographical cluster to foster cooperation, training, shared programming and staffing. Must work with the Deputy Director, other Regional Branch Managers and Department Heads to help achieve the goals adopted by the Library Board of Trustees in the Strategic Plan. Must be library advocate devoted to providing excellent customer service to the community. Must have the ability to exercise leadership and be able to motivate others to achieve these goals. Must be able to train and supervise staff and possess the necessary tact to motivate staff to be the best they can be. Ability to write concise reports, analyze community needs, the needs of the collection, the effectiveness of services and be able to communicate those needs to the appropriate departments and supervisors. Must be flexible and able to assume any additional responsibilities to maintain branch operation. Must have extensive knowledge of library principles, trends and administration; knowledgeable of Children's Circulation and Reference services. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software - Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher a plus. Experience with SIRSI ILS preferred. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Evening and weekend work included. Other duties as assigned. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. REQUIREMENTS: ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and four (4) years post masters professional library experience in a public library with two (2) of those years in a supervisory capacity. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $50,057.58 - $54,699.28 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT V - TECH TEAM - MAIN LIBRARY: Full time position. Performs a variety of library functions under professional supervision. Assists with training staff and the general public in the use of technology, including software, online tools and mobile devices during classes, programs and public computer sessions. Assistance may be provided in person, by phone, or by email. Duties include developing training materials, conducting staff and public training sessions at Main and the branches, maintaining monthly registration sheets and statistics for the department and promoting library services through informational brochures. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of public library or related experience, preferably with a background in teaching and the use of computer applications. ALA accredited Master of Library Science students or graduates welcome. Must be extremely knowledgeable of Windows and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable with emerging technologies. Strong communication skills are essential. Ability to teach others including patrons of different ages and the capacity to exercise initiative, good judgment, accuracy, and tact when providing assistance. Ability to work as part of a team but also to carry out assignments independently. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed for departmental operation. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. Must have a valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $33,025.13 - $36,087.45 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT IV - CIRCULATION SUPERVISOR - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position. Responsibilities include: supervision of regional support staff in circulation duties; supervising and coordinating activities of circulation department staff including training, scheduling, evaluating and overseeing workroom office operations; provide and maintain statistical records of department/branch; participate in circulation staff selection process. Train regional staff in circulation functions (check-in, discharge, reserves, registering for library cards, etc.) Recommend policy and procedural changes to Regional Branch Head or Main Library's Circulation Services Manager. Request materials for patrons and help them to locate materials. Create a climate of friendly and efficient customer service. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software particularly Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to troubleshoot and communicate maintenance needs for computers and library equipment. Must be detail oriented and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Evening and weekend work included. Other duties as assigned. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, kneeling and stooping. May also be required to shelve library materials, push book carts weighing up to approximately fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree, three (3) years library or related experience or two (2) years (60) credit hours) of college plus five (5) years of experience in a related area. High aptitude for library service; thorough understanding of basic aims and services of libraries; good judgment; accuracy; tact; flexibility; ability to get along well with others; strong communication skills to communicate effectively and pleasantly with library staff and customers. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $29,486.72 - $32,220.93 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT II - CIRCULATION SERVICES - ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL: Full time position. Perform functions under guidance of the Head of Circulation. Basic knowledge of materials and modern library organization, procedures, policies, aims and services. Performs public service desk duties, routine library functions; specific duties (claims returns, lost and paid, damaged materials, etc.) and general clerical work. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher a plus. Must have a good understanding of library tasks, ability to get along well with others and to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the general public and library staff. Must be detail oriented and flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch/ departmental operation. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, kneeling and stooping. May also be required to shelve library materials. Must be able to lift book crates weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and/or push book carts weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate with one (1) to two (2) years of experience in a public library or related experience. High aptitude for library work, significant understanding of basic aims and services of libraries, initiative; resourcefulness; good judgment, orderliness, accuracy; tact; adaptability; ability to get along well with others, ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the general public and library staff. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $23,506.64 - $25,686.34 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: May 27, 2015.

P/T LIBRARY ASSISTANT I - CIRCULATION SERVICES {TWO (2) VACANCIES} - (1) COOPER RIVER MEMORIAL; (1) JAMES ISLAND: Part time entry level positions - twenty (20) hours per week. Perform routine circulation desk duties under professional supervision; carries out procedures set by supervisory staff; help patrons locate materials. Basic clerical and general office work. Must be computer literate in various computer software - Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher a plus. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch/departmental operations. Shelving library materials may also be required. Ability to get along well with others, ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly with the general public and library staff. Prior library experience helpful but not necessary. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Must be able to lift book crates weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and/or push book carts weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $10.09 - $11.03 per hour depending on qualifications. Closing date: May 27, 2015.

LIBRARY PAGES {SEVEN (7) VACANCIES} - (1) CHILDREN'S SERVICES/MAIN; (2) COOPER RIVER MEMEORIAL; (1) POE/SULLIVAN'S ISLAND; (1) MT. PLEASANT VILLAGE; (1) WEST ASHLEY; (1) YOUNG ADULT SERVICES/MAIN LIBRARY: The duties of these positions include but are not limited to shelving library materials; basic maintenance of the collection and premises. Other duties as assigned. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. Must be able to lift book crates weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and push book carts weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds. Weekend work included. MINIMUM AGE IS SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OLD. Salary: $7.55 per hour - fifteen (15) hours per week. Closing date: May 27, 2015. 

AN EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR REGULAR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS. FAILURE TO COMPLETE OR PASS THE PHYSICAL WILL RESULT IN WITHDRAWAL OF A JOB OFFER.

Internal candidates who are interested in any of the above listed position vacancies should submit an in-house application which can be found on the Staff Intranet, the standard CCPL application which can be downloaded from CCPL's website, a cover letter indicating position for which you are applying, an up to date resume and three (3) letters of reference and/or email contacts. NOTE: Candidates selected for interviews needing disability related accommodations should request them prior to the interview.

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