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The Bucks County Free Library operates seven branches in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Lower Makefield, Perkasie, and Quakertown. Hiring for most positions is done through the system headquarters in Doylestown. The only exception is for Library Aides, who are interviewed and hired locally at each branch.

All current vacancies are posted on the library’s website. The library accepts only electronic applications and reviews submissions only for open, advertised positions.

To apply for a job, you’ll need to fill out a job application, upload a letter of interest, and take online tests. For some positions you’ll also be required to submit a completed questionnaire about your qualifications and experience, a portfolio of your work, or a resume.


Job Openings

ASSISTANT LIBRARY MANAGER – BENSALEM BRANCH

The ideal candidate for the Assistant Library Manager position is skilled in management duties that are shared with the Library Manager, including oversight of all key functions. In addition, s/he will direct and oversee day-to-day operations of the work unit, schedule, supervise, train and evaluate staff; and work with the Library Manager, support staff, and branch staff to ensure that the work unit meets county-wide operational and strategic goals as well as customer service standards. The Assistant Library Manager performs many of the same duties as subordinate staff and is familiar with all functions and staff responsibilities of the work unit. Candidates should be adaptable to changing work hours and locations within Bucks County. This is an FLSA exempt position. 

Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Master’s degree in library science.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible public library or customer service experience, including two years of direct supervision.
  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites.
  • Applicant must provide on date of hire at own expense the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.

Schedule:   Full-time variable schedule, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends

Compensation:  Starting salary $47,476 – $50,820 DOQ   

 Apply By:  May 19, 2017; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Benefits: Medical and dental for self, with 10% premium payment. Paid time off, including five vacation days and three personal days accrued during first year, and eleven paid holidays. 403b plan, with a 5% match after one year. Life insurance equal to annual pay. Employee assistance program.

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter and résumé and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 65 minutes).  

Job Description         Job Application


FULL-TIME HELP DESK ASSOCIATE
IT Department

An exciting opportunity is waiting for the right candidate who is experienced in technology and loves helping people. Do you enjoy learning about and playing with the latest technology? Are you passionate about helping others learn about it, too? Are you the “go-to” person for friends and relatives who need help with their gadgets? This job is for you!

Join Bucks County Free Library’s Help Desk team to provide tech help along with traditional services to library users at various branches. You will work with library users to answer tech questions and assist with computer help and portable and mobile device services. As we bring more technology to library users through recording studios, programming robots, or Oculus Rift demonstrations, you can be a part of this next exciting step for Bucks County Free Library. This is an FLSA non-exempt position.

Qualifications:

  • Requires an associate’s degree or two years of college. CompTIA A+ certification desired.
  • At least one year experience working with computer hardware and software.
  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites.
  • Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.

Schedule:       Full Time:  37.5 hours per week. Variable schedule, including weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays

Compensation:  Starting wages $19.97 – $21.54 per hour DOQ

Apply By:  May 12, 2017; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter and résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 65 minutes).

Job Description                                           Job Application


PART-TIME YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT

   LANGHORNE BRANCH
   LEVITTOWN BRANCH

We are looking for a creative, outgoing Youth Services Assistant who are expert in technology. Versatility and a background in providing outstanding customer service is a key factor to success. You’ll be part of planning and delivering programs and special events, including story times, to large, multi-age groups. This includes children, teens, parents, caregivers, and community organizations. You will be called upon to demonstrate and instruct library users and staff on how to use computers, tablets, gadgets and other digital media. You will greet, direct, and provide information to library users, performing a variety of tasks related to basic library functions. This is a bargaining unit position.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One year of related
  • Only candidates with a combination of education and experience working with children will be considered.
  • Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background
  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library and outreach sites

 Schedule:  Part time – 15 hours per week. Weekdays and alternating Fridays & Saturdays

Compensation :  $21.00 per hour probationary rate; $21.63 per hour regular rate

Apply By:  May 12, 2017; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter and résumé and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing.  Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 65 minutes for all five).

Job Description                                                              Job Application


PART-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE 2 – LEVITTOWN BRANCH

The ideal candidate is outgoing, expert with technology, and loves helping other people. You will greet, direct and provide information to library users and perform a variety of tasks related to managing user accounts and library materials.

This position involves a great deal of contact with the public. You’ll resolve problems and negotiate solutions with library users. You will be comfortable and capable promoting the library’s programs and services, using and demonstrating library resources and software in all formats, including computers, tablets, Smartphones and gadgets.

Job Summary: Answers informational and directional questions of library users in person and by phone. Monitors public areas and library user behavior and takes steps necessary to ensure safety and an appropriate environment are maintained. Develops ready reference and reader’s advisory tools for public and staff distribution and use. Develops plans, schedules, and provides group instruction in the use of library resources, Internet resources, and productivity software. Develops new training tools and orients, instructs, and trains selected employees. Recruits, trains, and oversees the work of volunteers. Prepares, promotes, presents, and evaluates in-library and outreach programs of all types using a variety of media. Maintains collection, including creating displays and marketing materials, weeding, and selection. Coordinates projects and activities with management and other staff. Performs all duties of the Customer Service Associate 1. This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree
  • Two years related experience
  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites

Schedule: Part time – 20 hours per week. Variable hours, including weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Compensation:  $21.00 per hour probationary rate; $21.63 per hour regular rate

Apply By:  April 14, 2017; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter, résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing.  Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 65 minutes for all five). 

Job Description                     Job Application


PART-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE 1 – DOYLESTOWN DISTRICT CENTER LIBRARY
PART-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE 1 – LEVITTOWN BRANCH
PART-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE 1 – YARDLEY-MAKEFIELD BRANCH

The ideal candidate is outgoing, expert with technology, and loves helping other people. You will greet, direct and provide information to library users and perform a variety of tasks related to managing user accounts and library materials. 

This position involves a great deal of contact with the public. You’ll resolve problems and negotiate solutions with library users. You will be comfortable and capable promoting the library’s programs and services, using and demonstrating library resources and software in all formats, including computers, tablets, Smartphones and gadgets. This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED and one year of customer service experience. Some college and familiarity with public libraries is a plus.

Schedule: Part time – 15 hours per week. Various schedules available (3 days per week):

  • Weekdays and alternating Fridays & Saturdays (Levittown and Yardley-Makefield)
  • Late afternoon/evenings and Saturdays (Doylestown)

Compensation: $16.65 per hour probationary rate; $17.16 per hour regular rate

Benefits:  Paid time off starting at 21 hours at the end of one year up to 60 hours after nine years. Life insurance. Employee assistance program.

Apply By:  May 5, 2017; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter and résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of four tests:  basic skills test, customer service, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 60 minutes for all four).

Job Description        Job Application


LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME

This is an entry-level position. Library aides are employed at every branch of Bucks County Free Library.  Applications are accepted continually and kept on file if no positions are currently available.

Job Summary:  The library aide assists in maintaining the order of materials throughout the department. Duties will include shelving, inspecting, sorting, and searching for materials and assisting with the general upkeep of the department.  Branch library aides have contact with the public, and the library aide may greet, direct, and provide basic information to library users. Department library aides do not have regular contact with the public. Regular packing and unpacking of materials is required. This is an FLSA non-exempt position.

Qualifications:  Requires some high school education or training. No previous experience required.

Schedule:  Part-Time – The number of hours varies (about 10 – 19 hours per week)

Compensation: $8.65 per hour

To Apply:  Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter (required) and résumé (optional) and complete pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of one test:  Customer Service Aptitude Profile (about 20 minutes). 

 Job Description           Job Application


Overview

Application

Once you begin the application, you won’t be able to save it.

Make sure you have complete information about your prior employment and education. This includes dates, names, addresses, and other contact information. You’ll be asked to verify that you can perform the essential duties of the job, so it’s important to review the job description before you start.

All positions require that you upload a letter of interest as part of the application. You can use any standard word processing software or file format, such as .doc, .docx, and .pdf. Your letter of interest should summarize why the job appeals to you and provide highlights of your qualifications and experience.

For many positions, a resume is optional. A resume may not substitute for the job application.

After you’ve successfully submitted the application, you’ll receive an e-mail confirming that the library has received it.

Pre-Employment Testing

Depending on the job, you’ll be required to take between two and five tests, including customer service, computer and cognitive skills, and office software productivity tests.

Testing takes about forty minutes to just over an hour. No preparation is required.

A link to testing is included at the end of the job application. You can proceed to testing immediately after filling out the application. If you decide to wait, you can use a link to testing that’s included in the e-mail from the library verifying that your application was successfully submitted. You are not required to retake any tests that you have taken on a prior application. Contact libraryjobs@buckslib.org for instructions on how to proceed.

Interviews

The library interviews job candidates on a rolling basis as applications are received. You may be contacted up to six weeks after the application deadline. Because of high volume, the library contacts only the most qualified candidates.

If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please e-mail libraryjobs@buckslib.org for instructions on how to proceed. 


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