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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 March 20, 2017):
 

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST - ADMINISTRATION SERVICES - MAIN LIBRARY: Full time position. Reports to the HR Manager. Coordinates human resources activities for the library system such as employment, recordkeeping, compensation benefits and employee relations. Serves as consultant to administration and management staff on human resources management; maintains compliance with state and federal laws and approved library policies. Responsible for providing staff assistance and instruction to supervisors and branch/department heads regarding interpreting and carrying out library's policies and procedures; counsel staff supervisors on HR related issues and/or problems. Serves as recruitment and employment coordinator for the library; coordinates employment process including recruiting, advertising vacancies, receiving and screening applications, interviews, selection and hiring, reference checks, drug screening and new hire physicals. Confers with the Human Resources Manager, managers/supervisors for approval of new hires, promotions, lateral transfers, demotions and terminations. Provides assistance to the public and employees regarding vacancies and employment application status. Ensures accurate and timely payroll records and information are submitted to the Finance Office. Oversee records, documents and information pertaining to employee's leave and attendance, compliance with regard to procedures for annual and sick leave. Monitors appropriate disciplinary and grievance procedures; participates as appropriate in disciplinary procedures; coordinates and participates as required in grievance procedures. Coordinates process of annual performance evaluations for all employees, including new hire interim three (3) month and probationary six (6) month evaluations. Other duties as assigned. Must have stamina for walking, standing, prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of Human Resource administration; basic statistical and record keeping processes. Ability to conduct interviews and to secure complete and adequate information; to provide Human Resources policy interpretation to staff as needed; ability to relate and maintain strict confidentiality and sensitivity to all employees; to work tactfully and effectively with employees, the general public and officials. Ability to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental operations. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to work as part of a team and to carry out assignments independently. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in Human Resources, Benefit Administration and Recruiting. Hiring Salary Range: $44,699.20 - $60,777.60 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

TRAINER AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - ADMINISTRATION SERVICES - MAIN LIBRARY:
Full time position. Reporting to the HR Manager. This position coordinates and supervises all training activities to include the development of new employee orientation, conduct needs assessment to determine whether a training development need exists, analyze, determine, and design training needs of library staff for several locations; formulate and develop plans, procedures, select programs and conduct training to meet specific training needs. Communicate to staff training programs offered; evaluate and analyze the results of training; keep abreast of trends and changes within the library environment. Develop and construct training manuals and training aids; coordinate participation of external training programs for library staff. Other duties as assigned. Must have stamina for walking, standing, prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of Training and Employee Development; basic statistical and record keeping processes. Ability to relate and maintain strict confidentiality and sensitivity to all employees; to work tactfully and effectively with employees, the general public and officials. Ability to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental operations. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to work as part of a team and to carry out assignments independently. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. REQUIREMENTS: Master of Library Science Degree preferred with courses in human resources training and development programs or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in Training and Development. Hiring Salary Range: $44,699.250 - $60,777.60 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

MAIN LIBRARY MANAGER: Full time position. CCPL is looking for a forward thinking, energetic and motivated leader with a passion for building a team that provides exceptional customer experiences for our library users. The ideal candidate will have proven success in developing and implementing programs and services to support and enhance the Library's goals and objectives. The Main Library manager is responsible for our largest library facility, located in beautiful historic downtown Charleston, and will participate in guiding the renovation of the Main Library; including migration to RFID self-check and automated material handling. This position will lead and manage nine department managers of Adult Services, Children's Department, South Carolina Room, Tech Team, Young Adult Services, Circulation, Bookmobile Services and Historian. The manager will oversee Adult Services, Young Adult Services and Circulation Services' system wide monthly meetings to help communicate, analyze, plan, modify and implement new system wide policies and procedures. Requirements: ALA accredited MLS degree with six (6) years of professional public library experience, with 3 years of management/administrative experience; eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; well-developed communication skills; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; a valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring range: $56,056.00-63,107.20 depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARIAN IV/REGIONAL BRANCH MANAGER - JOHN'S ISLAND REGIONAL:
Full time position. Located on the fast growing and beautiful John's Island, which neighbors Kiawah Island, known for being the #1 Tennis Resort in the world and Wadmalaw Island, home of the Charleston Tea Plantation. This person will manage the John's Island Regional Library with oversight of three (3) branches within the geographical cluster to foster cooperation, training, shared programming and staffing. Reports to the Deputy Director. Works with other Regional Branch Managers and Department Managers to help achieve the vision, mission and goals of the Charleston County Public Library. Must be a forward thinker with demonstrated skills in the areas of technology and innovation. Must be a strong 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 skills 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: $50,065.60 - $68,078.40 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER: Full time position. CCPL is looking for a forward thinking, enthusiastic manager to lead our Collection Development and Technical Services Department, LCATS, and to provide our customers with a collection that fulfills the need of the community using library techniques and technologies that allow us to operate in the most efficient manner. Three library opening day collection projects are currently underway, with two more projected to come online in 2017, with renovations to 13 other locations. CCPL is migrating to RFID self-check and automated materials handling, headquartered at new Support Services building, so this position will also oversee work flow strategies and improvements in processing. The LCATS manager performs complex and administrative work planning, selecting, evaluating and maintaining all library materials' collections. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Library Services, this position is responsible for system-wide selection and acquisition and oversight of cataloging, processing and display of all print, audio-visual and electronic materials. Other duties as assigned.  REQUIREMENTS: ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree with six (6) years post master's professional public library experience with three (3) years of management/ administrative experience. Well-developed communication skills; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. Must have the stamina for periods of sitting, standing and walking. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; a valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $56,064.50 - $63,107.20 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled. 

LIBRARIAN I - CCPL TECH TEAM - TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST - MAIN LIBRARYFull-time position. Performs a variety of library functions under professional supervision. Responsible for 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 staff training records, assisting with scheduling, and performing other administrative tasks. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree preferred with previous experience in a public library OR related teaching experience and excellent computer skills. 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: $36,982.40 - $50,294.40 annually depending on qualifications. Closing Date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARIAN I - JOHN L. DART LIBRARY:
Full time entry-level position available for an energetic, team-oriented librarian desiring supervisory experience. Provides library services for children age's birth through grade 5: plans and presents weekly story times and assesses effectiveness, programs special events, including summer reading program and community outreaches. Assists children and caregivers in use of library resource, provides reference and reader's advisory services. Serves as assistant branch manager, may supervise paraprofessional staff specializing in children's and young adult services; compiles statistical reports, performs collection maintenance and weeding.
Skills and abilities: Knowledge of fundamental public library principles, methods, materials, and practices. Knowledge of child development that supports the provision of developmentally appropriate resources and services. Knowledge of literature for children in traditional and emerging formats. Knowledge of basic library reference tools and services. Skill in operating a personal computer, utilizing standard software, and electronic resources as found in libraries. Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they apply to children. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to colleagues, adults in the community and children. Ability to create an environment that welcomes both children and adults who work on behalf of children. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. REQUREMENTS: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree; eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; a valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $36,982.40 - $41,620.80 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.
 

LIBRARY ASSISTANT V - REFERENCE SERVICES - MT. PLEASANT REGIONAL LIBRARY: Full-time position. Provide reader's advisory and information services to patrons of all ages at the Reference Services desk; with guidance from reference librarians, plan and provide in-house programs for adults on a variety of subjects and contribute to outreach to the adult population in the community; maintain assigned shelving area by processing new books, shelf reading, and weeding; prepare forms, flyers, and reports; may write branch newspaper column and/or branch blog about library services; other duties as assigned. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software and applications; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, and social media experience a plus. Other qualities and abilities needed: initiative; accuracy; tact; ability to exercise good judgment; ability to get along well with others in a professional and approachable manner; high aptitude for library work; significant ability to be flexible and adaptable to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Evening and weekend work included. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must have the stamina for walking, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, and sitting. Must be able to push book carts weighing approximately fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; four (4) years of library or related experience; significant understanding of basic aims and services of libraries; a valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $33,030.40 - $37,169.60 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT IV - CIRCULATION SUPERVISOR - ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL:
As a circulation supervisor, you will be a member of the management team for a regional library who contributes to our inviting and innovative link to the world. Responsibilities include supervision of circulation support staff, including hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and overseeing workroom operations. You will maintain statistical records of your department and recommend policy and procedural changes to the Regional Branch Manager or Main Library's Circulation Services Manager. As a natural leader, you will ensure that circulation policies and procedures are implemented effectively, and will create a fresh approach at managing and resolving both operational and personnel issues. Since you are a person who enjoys working with diverse customers of all ages, you will seek out ways to solve customer problems and create win-win situations. You are the key model for outstanding customer service for your staff and the champion of building a positive team spirit. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite. Must be able to troubleshoot and communicate maintenance needs for computers and library equipment. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Evening and weekend hours included. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, kneeling, stooping, and pushing book carts weighing up to 100 pounds. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree; 3 years library or related experience, or 2 years (60 credit hours) of college plus 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. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring salary range: $29, 494.40-$40, 102.40 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT III - REFERENCE SERVICES - OTRANTO ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY
: Full time position. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Manager, responsible for providing reader's advisory/reference and information services at the reference desk and via telephone, including recording daily reference statistics. Responsibilities also include assisting References Services with: collection maintenance; planning and implementing in-branch and outreach programming; providing tours and bibliographic instruction of library services; providing technology instruction and demonstrations, serving as Branch liaison to Tech Team Committee and responsible for sharing technological development/trends with cluster branches; may provide newsworthy information to community news outlets. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software and applications i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, social media experience and the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technological advancements as needed. Must also be flexible to assume additional responsibilities and scheduling requirements as needed for maintaining branch operation to meet coverage needs of the public service desks. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Evening and weekend work included. Other duties as assigned. Must be able to endure standing for periods of time. Must have the stamina for walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to push book carts weighing approximately fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate with two (2) years of library or related experience; strong computer skills; high aptitude for library work; ability to exercise good judgement, initiative, resourcefulness, adaptability, accuracy and tact; ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with library staff and customers; a valid South Carolina driver's license, with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $26,332.80 - $35,796.80 annually, depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT III - CIRCULATION SUPERVISOR - JOHN L. DART LIBRARY:
Full-time position. Provides general circulation services, including registering new borrowers, updating patron records, placing holds, checking in and out library materials, renewing materials, taking reserves, locating materials, issuing library cards, using automated SIRSI library system; assists patrons with basic informational and directional requests, assists patrons in use of public terminals, copiers, and other equipment. Interprets and communicates general library policies and procedures to patrons and employees. Assist patrons with use of print reference resources, with identifying and locating library materials using the library system catalog, with searching the Internet, and with using online databases. May supervise and train shelvers and oversee priorities within shelving activities; may supervise, evaluate and train subordinate staff. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher a plus. Must have the ability to get along well with others in a teamwork environment 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 departmental/branch operation. Other duties as assigned. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, kneeling and stooping. 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. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate with one (1) to two (2) years of experience in a public library, including supervisory experience. High aptitude for library work; initiative; resourcefulness; good judgment; orderliness; accuracy; tact; adaptability; excellent customer service skills; and a strong work ethic. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Hiring Salary Range: $26,332.80 - $35,796.80 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT I - JAMES ISLAND BRANCH LIBRARY - CIRCULATION/CHILDREN'S SERVICES:
Part-time entry level position - twenty (20) hours per week. Perform routine circulation desk duties under professional supervision; carries out procedures set by supervisory staff; help patrons locate materials. Assists Children's Librarian with programs including story time and summer reading. Duties may include conducting story times for children birth through age five (5), preparing and conducting crafts. Basic clerical and general office work. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software and applications - 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 with library staff. Prior library experience helpful but not necessary. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and sitting. Must be able to lift book crates weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and/or push book carts weighing approximately one hundred (100) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate with excellent customer service skills, ability to get along well with others, ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly with the general public and with library staff, a strong work ethic. A valid South Carolina driver's license with a safe driving record. Salary: $10.09 per hour - $13.72 per hour depending on qualifications - twenty (20) hours per week - NO INSURANCE BENEFITS. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY PAGES - (EIGHT {8} VACANCIES) - (1) DORCHESTER; (1) HURD/ST ANDREWS; (1) POPULAR MATERIALS (MAIN); (1) DART; (1) OTRANTO; (1) VILLAGE; (1) COOPER RIVER; (1) MT. PLEASANT: 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: Open until positions are filled.

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.

CCPL MAY CHANGE ASSIGNED WORK LOCATION AND SCHEDULE OF ANY JOB DEPENDENT UPON NEEDS OF THE SYSTEM .

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