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The Library accepts applications for available positions only.  An individual must complete an official Spartanburg County Public Library Application Form in order to be considered an applicant for employment. 

NOTE:  A resume CANNOT be used as a substitute for an employment form or work history but may be attached as additional information.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in the job posting or do not have the ability to perform the essential functions for the position, with or without accommodation, will not be considered for employment.

Applications are evaluated by the supervisors and the Human Resource Manager after the date listed on the job posting.  A few candidates are selected and contacted for an interview.
Note:
We unfortunately cannot contact and interview everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us within thirty days you may assume that the position has been offered to a candidate whose qualifications were best suited for the position.

Call our Jobline at   864-285-9190 for job openings and  updates on job positions.


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Job Application

Job Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

1. Mail your completed form to:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Attn: Human Resources
151 S Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

2. Fax to 864-596-3518

3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during operating hours.

NOTE: We do not provide interviews on-site or by telephone requests.

NOTE: The library does not accept applications via email at this time.

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Job Postings

 
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014.

     

    POSTING DATE: July 23, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Inman Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2014

    SALARY: $886 per month minimum

     

    HOURS: 20 hours per week

    Week A: Mon 3pm-8pm, Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 3pm-6pm, Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 2pm-6pm

    Week B: Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 3pm-6pm, Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm

     

    Note: Person may be asked to work at other times as needed.

     

    EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School
    • Public service or clerical experience

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

    Assist with circulation functions at a public service desk

    Answer basic information questions

    Perform a variety of clerical tasks

    Work with a variety of software and library automation programs.

    Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds & ability to push heavy carts

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Experience with PCs, Internet, and Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of popular books
    • Ability to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Flexibility in scheduling and ability to work extra hours when needed
    • Observant and security minded

  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014.

     

    POSTING DATE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

    SALARY: $8.33 per hour minimum ($8.00 per hour training wage)

     

    HOURS: 12 hours per week plus Every Fourth Weekend:

    Monday 8:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 7-9pm, Wednesday 6-9pm,

    Thursday 7-9pm

    Saturday 9:15 am – 12:15 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm

     

    EDUCATION: Must have completed 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Shelving books; straightening shelves; placing library materials in proper location
    • Places returned and new books on proper shelf
    • Places magazines and newspapers in proper order
    • Reshelves books left on tables and incorrectly shelved
    • Searches for lost/missing items and overdue books; pulls items from shelves
    • Maintains magazine display
    • Empties drop box

     

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Good organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Neatness in personal appearance
    • Ability to adapt to new tasks with skill and ease
    • Familiar with Dewey Decimal system, able to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to interact with patrons in a positive, courteous manner and direct patrons to library staff
    • Observant and security minded
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately without close supervision
    • Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.
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  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014.

     

    POSTING DATE: July 15, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Circulation Assistant, Grade 16

    LOCATION: Circulation, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2014

    SALARY: $2,153 per month minimum

     

    HOURS: 40 hours per week

    Weeks 1& 2: Mon 12:15-9:15; Tues-Fri 8:45-5:45

    Week 3: Mon 12:15-9:15; Tues, Wed, 8:45-5:45, Fri 1:00-9:15, Sat 8:30-6:15,

    off Thurs

    Week 4: Sun 12:55-6:15, Mon 12:15-9:15, Wed thru Fri 8:45-5:45, off Tues

     

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required and supervisory experience preferred

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

    Assists in programs to promote library card sign up or other special programs

    Assists patrons with basic information questions in person, over the phone, and electronically

    Supervises the department in absence of the circulation supervisor

    Assists with all circulation duties including check in, check out, Interlibrary Loans and patron account services

    Assists with maintaining the collection as needed

    Works with a variety of software and library automation programs

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    • General knowledge of the procedures, practices and equipment of a public library
    • Experience with PCs, Internet, and Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of popular books
    • Ability to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
    • Creative, flexible and organized
    • Must enjoy working with the public of all ages
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and library patrons and to coordinate tasks with co-workers
    • Observant and security minded
    • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds & ability to push heavy carts

The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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