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Job Posting – Clerk/Typist, Mohawk Valley Library System

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Position Description: Clerk Typist

Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 12, 2012

This is a full-time paraprofessional position that provides support for the administrative, library services and technical services functions of the Mohawk Valley Library System.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: The work involves the performance of moderately complex library clerical duties and providing support to staff in the accomplishment of projects. The position requires a high degree of organization, attention to detail and self-motivation.

Typical Work Activities (Illustrative Only):

Administrative Support:

– Performs reception duties as required – answers phones, etc.

– Opens mail, Performs bank deposits, etc.

– Checks-in orders of materials & supplies

– Performs copying, collating, bulk cutting, etc.

Library Services Support:

– Selects and routes materials to fill daily send list

– Processes library materials

– Provides back-up support for Interlibrary loan

– Schedules and sends rotating collections

– Assists with science kits, preview collections, summer reading, etc.

Technical Services Support

– Performs copy cataloging under the supervision of the staff cataloger

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

– Familiarity with library technical processing procedures

– Knowledge of business arithmetic

– Working knowledge of library services and practices

– Good knowledge of personal computers and software

– Good organizational skills

– Tact and courtesy in dealing with employees and the public

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or the equivalent and two years library clerical experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from high school and one year or more of college education. Experience working in library technical services, including work with library automation systems.

Minimum salary: $24,576 with benefits

The Mohawk Valley Library System is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for the handicapped.

Apply by resume to: Eric Trahan, Director, Mohawk Valley Library System 858 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, NY 12306. email:

Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 12, 2012

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