The Library Assistant III is assigned to the Inmate Library, which includes an Inmate Law Library, at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) and functions as an assistant to the Librarian I, providing library services to both the Central and East Units. The incumbent will provide independent supervision to three inmate workers as well as the inmates who utilize the Library during afternoon and evening hours. The incumbent will also be responsible for training the inmate workers in Library operations, performing a variety of quasi-professional and clerical functions that aid in the circulation of books and other reading materials, and assist in maintaining control of the database which lists library books and patrons. Additionally, the incumbent will assist the Librarian I with the overall supervision of the inmate Library, ensuring safety and security. The incumbent will provide for the safe delivery and return of books to inmates housed in the Segregation Unit, monitor censorship of library materials in accordance with facility policies and procedures, assists the Librarian I in conducting book and material inventory, and with the processing, classification, and cataloging of all materials received by the Library. The Library has approximately 12,000 volumes and a Law Library with about 400 Legal volumes as well as a Legal Database (LexisNexis). Furthermore, the incumbent collects and prepares monthly reports of circulation statistics, number of Library clientele, book and periodical inventory, and newly bound books maintained by the Library; maintains legal documents in proper order, including books and case files; assists in photocopying legal materials for inmates and maintaining logbook for photocopies made; assists the Librarian I with the Interlibrary Loan Program, maintaining inmate discipline, and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor; and regularly emphasizes ethical behavior by demonstrating good management practices and strict adherence to established rules and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications: Three years of experience in library work. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Skills: Knowledge of KOHA Library Software.
Performance Standards: Strong problem solving skills; good oral and written communication skills; effective conflict management skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and effective customer service skills; ability to adapt to new situations and/or changes. Ability to interpret and enforce facility policies and procedures, including those governing the control and supervision of inmates. The incumbent must be capable of performing established Essential Physical Functions. An initial 6-month probationary period is required for new or promoted employees.
A full Position Description and required Essential Physical Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
HOW TO APPLY:
The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/why-register (skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number).
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/online-application
STEP 3: Submit your online application to the specific agency designated on this job announcement.
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
- A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html
- Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
- Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Ellsworth Correctional Facility)
- Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
- Academic transcripts and certification will be required with application
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-472-6295.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Wendy Stroede
Ellsworth Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 107, 1607 State Street
Ellsworth, KS 67439-0107
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