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In order for your application to be considered complete, please submit the CCPL Employment Application, your resume and cover letter. MLS applicants must submit the CCPL Employment Application, your resume, cover letter, 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
Email: humanresources@ccpl.org 

Current Listings (as of September 19, 2017):

LIBRARY ASSISTANT III – YOUNG ADULT - DART: Full time position. Under the supervision of the Children’s Librarian, serves as Young Adult Specialist at branch. Responsible for planning, implementing, and promoting in-branch and outreach programming to young adults. Responsible for collection maintenance of young adult materials at branch. Collects and reports young adult programming statistics to Children’s Librarian. Conducts tours for and provide bibliographic instruction of library services to young adults and school groups. Responsibilities also include performing general circulation duties; providing reader's advisory/reference and information services at service desk and via telephone; assisting the Children’s Librarian with children’s programming. 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. 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 I CIRCULATION DORCHESTER ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY Full time position with a focus on excellent customer service. Perform routine circulation desk duties under guidance of the Circulation Services manager and the Branch Manager, including desk duties, routine library functions, assigned off-desk duties, and general clerical 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. Hiring Salary Range: $20,987.20 - $28,537.60 annually, depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

P/T LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – HURD/ST ANDREWS: Part time entry level positions – twenty (20) hours per week. Perform routine 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 and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite. 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.

REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate; possess the ability to get along well with others and the ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly with the general public and library staff. Hiring Salary Range: $10.09 - $11.36 per hour depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT II – JAMES ISLAND LIBRARY: Full-time position with a focus on excellent customer service. Performs functions under guidance of the Branch Manager and a direct supervisor, including public service desk duties, interlibrary loan duties, routine library functions, assigned off-desk duties, and general clerical work. Responsible for supervising and scheduling library pages for all hours of branch operation. Serves as coordinator for branch volunteers. May also be required to shelve library materials. Requires basic knowledge of modern library organization, materials, procedures, policies, aims and services. 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. Evening and weekend work included. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must have the stamina for periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, and 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 or related experience. High aptitude for library work; initiative; resourcefulness; good judgment; orderliness; accuracy; tact; adaptability; excellent customer service skills; and a strong work ethic. Hiring Salary Range: $23,504.00 - $31,969.60 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date Open until position is filled.

PROCUREMENT COORDINATORFull time position. Under general supervision of the Director of Finance and Human Resources, independently performs a variety of complex responsibilities related to procuring goods, services, and equipment in accordance with Library, County, and State statutes, policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and maintain sound records management and tracking methods for solicitation, contract, and related procurement documents to ensure consistency and compliance with policies and procedures.
• Serve as internal consultant for departments regarding procurement policies and procedures to answer questions, ensure compliance, and provide direction in proper method of procurement.
• Review and approve purchase requisitions, invoices, and supporting documents.
• Develop solicitation documents for goods and services reviewing scopes of work, specifications, evaluation criteria, and making recommendations; evaluate bids, performing price/cost analyses and assessing the quality and suitability of supplies and equipment; select or recommend the appropriate vendor, supplier, or contractor.
• Initiate, schedule, and conduct pre-bid meetings, pre-proposal conferences, proposal interview/presentation sessions, and public bid openings.
• Negotiate purchase agreements and contracts on behalf of the Library.
• Develop and maintain good vendor relationships. Resolve order and contract discrepancies.
• Provide continuous effort to improve procurement operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly with others to provide quality customer service.
• Other duties as assigned.

Must have stamina for walking, standing, prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping, and kneeling. Skills and abilities: strong analytical, verbal, and written skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be self-directed, adaptable to constant change, and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Individual must be highly organized and maintain confidentiality at all times. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to work as part of a team and to carry out assignments independently.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business administration, purchasing, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional purchasing experience in a centralized purchasing organization, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Public sector experience and CPPO or CPPB certification desirable. Hiring salary range: $50,065.60 - $68,078.40. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

TRAINING SPECIALIST - HUMAN RESOURCES - MAIN LIBRARY: Full time position. Reporting to the Training and Development Coordinator. This position coordinates all training activities under the supervision of the Training Coordinator. Design and conduct new employee orientation and staff training; develop and construct training manuals and training aids; coordinate participation of external training programs for library staff; maintain training attendance records. Other duties as assigned. Must have stamina for walking, standing, prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. 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: $41,433.60 - $46,633.60 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position. In our fast growing library system, this candidate serves as the Children's Cluster Head for the locations in the Otranto Cluster; must be able to communicate all information from the Children's Services Coordinator, work on designated system wide projects and attend monthly meetings with other children's cluster heads. As head of Children's Services for the branch, must possess exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in children's services and products, both print and electronic, for children from infancy to fifth grade. Provide reader's advisory and information services to customers of the Children's Department; knowledge of and experience with parent education initiatives, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills are desirable. Ability to promote use of the library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocacy groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours is necessary. Must also be able to develop new and maintain ongoing children's programs, storytimes/storytelling, puppetry programs, STEAM/STEM programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. This person must be able to supervise a staff of one professional and one paraprofessional and occasionally serve as the senior staff person in the facility. Participate in collection development and maintenance, including selecting children's materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff and Children's Department Coordinator. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Must be comfortable with emerging technology as well as children's educational and gaming programs. Maintain and contribute to the Children's Department social media presence. Must have the ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail; possess the ability to carry out assignments independently, show initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections, as well as ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and the general public. Must have the ability to work well with people in groups and individual settings. Must be courteous and possess tact and good judgment. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental and branch operations. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to lift books, AV equipment, program materials weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree with two (2) years of professional public library or related experience. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library Certification. Subject specialization or skills developed through work experience and/or education where appropriate. Hiring Salary Range: $41,433.60 - $56,347.20 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARIAN I - ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER/CHILDREN'S SERVICES - JAMES ISLAND LIBRARY: Full time entry level position for an energetic, team-oriented librarian. This position is responsible for the operations of the library in the absence of the Branch Manager. Will assist patrons on the branch service desk, answering a variety of reader's advisory, reference, and general questions, as well as assisting patrons to check out and return library materials. Will assist patrons with computer and Internet questions and research. This candidate will be responsible for compiling statistical branch and children's reports and enforcing all library policies and procedures. In our fast growing system, this candidate will also work on designated system wide Children's Department outreaches and projects. The successful candidate must have exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in children's services for children from infancy to fifth grade. Must demonstrate knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of children's literature and materials, both print and electronic. Knowledge of and experience with parent education initiative, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills desirable. Promotes use of the library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocate groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours. Develops new and maintains ongoing children's programs, story times/storytelling, puppetry programs, STEAM programs, and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. Directs part-time staff member who assists with children's programming. Participate in collection development and maintenance including selecting children's materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff and Children's cluster manager. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Must be detail oriented, customer focused and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to work well with people in groups and individual settings. Ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail. Ability to carry out assignments independently; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections; tact; courtesy; good judgment; Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operation. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to lift books and program materials weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds and maneuver loaded book carts. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library Certification. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Hiring Salary Range: $36,982.40 - $50,294.40 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT - HUMAN RESOURCES - MAIN LIBRARY: Full time position. Reporting to Human Resources Manager. This position is responsible for supporting the Human Resources Department functions including recruitment, screening, applicant tracking, on-boarding, training, policy maintenance, benefits administration, employee relations, wellness and safety.

Responsibilities include:
• Maintaining the applicant database for all positions.
• Posting job openings, tracking applicants, scheduling interviews and assisting with new hire orientation process.
• Creating reports, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Assisting in processing new hire paperwork (benefits, I-9's, taxes, etc.).
• Tracking FMLA and other leaves of absence for all employees.
• Creating and maintaining files for the HR Department.
• Responding to employee questions, complaints and concerns and notifying HR Manager of any and all issues.
• Tracking employee interim/probationary performance reviews including sending out reminders to management staff.
• Coordinating employee activities including holiday events, service awards, employee engagement and recognition.
• Maintaining an inventory of departmental goods, supplies and services.
• Performing duties of filing, copying, scanning, faxing, etc.
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Must have stamina for walking, standing prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping and kneeling. Skills and abilities: Strong analytical, verbal and written skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must be self-directed, adaptable to constant change, and ability to work in a fast pace environment. Individual must be highly organized and maintain confidentiality at all times. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to work as part of a team and to carry out assignments independently.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred and 3 years of experience working in a Human Resources Department. Hiring Salary Range: $29,494.40 - $40,102.40 annually depending on qualifications. Closing Date: Open until position is filled.

ROUTE DELIVERY DRIVER
Full time position. Responsible for providing countywide distribution of library materials, supplies, equipment and furniture by driving and unloading a delivery vehicle. Ensures library vehicles are serviced and maintained. Provides shipping and receiving duties to include processing supply requisitions, checking in supplies, and mail processing. Other duties as requested. Ability to work as part of a team and to carry out assignments independently. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Requirements: High School graduate with a minimum of three (3) years related delivery driving experience preferred. Must have a valid South Carolina driver's license and safe driving record. A copy of driving record is available from SC Highway Department and IS REQUIRED with application submission. Ability to lift and carry materials weighing fifty (50) or more and stamina for walking, standing, prolonged sitting, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and climbing in and out of trucks. Salary Range: $23,504.00 - $31,969.60. Closing Date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT I - CIRCULATION - MAIN LIBRARY (2): Full time position with a focus on excellent customer service. Perform routine circulation desk duties under guidance of the Circulation & Media Services manager, including desk duties, routine library functions, assigned off-desk duties, and general clerical 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. Hiring Salary Range: $20,987.20 - $28,537.60 annually, depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT I CIRCULATION JOHN'S ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY
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Full time position with a focus on excellent customer service. Perform routine circulation desk duties under guidance of the Circulation Supervisor, including desk duties, routine library functions, assigned off-desk duties, and general clerical 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. Hiring Salary Range: $20,987.20 - $28,537.60 annually, depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

MASCOT PERFORMER - PUBLIC RELATIONS: Part-time, temporary position. The employee is responsible for wearing the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Children's Department's Owlbert mascot costume at CCPL branches and at local outreach events. All appearances are scheduled by CCPL and could include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. The employee will wear the Owlbert costume to represent Charleston County Public Library and must project an outgoing, positive personality while interacting with others. This employee should enjoy greeting and interacting with other people and must commit to a pre-planned schedule of appearances. Willingness to travel within the Charleston region for community events is necessary. Salary: $14 per hour.  Closing date: Open until position is filled.

P/T LIBRARY ASSISTANT I - COOPER RIVER MEMORIAL BRANCH
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Part time entry level positions - thirty (30) hours per week. Perform routine 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 and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite. 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. This position is eligible for benefits, which include but not limited to medical, dental, vision, prescription, 401k and state retirement pension. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduate; possess the ability to get along well with others and the ability to communicate effectively and pleasantly with the general public and library staff. Hiring Salary Range: $10.09 - $11.36 per hour depending on qualifications - (30) thirty hours per week. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

LIBRARY PAGES - (NINE {9} VACANCIES) - (1) HURD/ST ANDREWS; (2) COOPER RIVER; (1) MAIN YOUNG ADULT; (1) MAIN CHILDREN'S; (1) POE//SULLIVAN'S ISLAND; (1) WEST ASHLEY; (1) DORCHESTER; (1) JAMES ISLAND: 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 $7.70 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, and an updated resume. 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 .

ALL VACANCIES ARE POSTED BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY SIMULTANEOUSLY. Visit our Website at www.ccpl.org. CCPL E-VERIFY.