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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 –  LEVITTOWN BRANCH

Levittown’s diverse patrons depend on the library for a variety of services, especially for access to computers. This position is a good fit for someone who loves helping people with technology. If you like your library a little loud, if you prefer to manage by walking around rather than sitting behind a desk, and if you are energized by change and new challenges, this is the position for you. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, take-charge leader who responds to unexpected and difficult situations quickly, calmly, and professionally. Join a dedicated staff who work hard to make the library welcoming to all.

With the library system’s RFID combined with self-check, staff are empowered to move out from behind a check-out desk and deliver higher levels of customer service. If you are energized by change and new challenges, this position at either location will be a good fit for you.

Job Summary:  Works closely with direct supervisor and subordinates to ensure that daily and long-term priorities and deadlines are met within the framework of the library’s strategic plan goals, standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Supervises day-to-day work of all employees.  Delegates and coordinates assignments.  Writes performance evaluations. Conducts in-house orientation of new employees and directly provides or arranges with the direct supervisor for help with ongoing problem-solving assistance, instruction, or training as needed. Communicates, interprets, and explains the library’s goals, standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines to staff. This is an FLSA exempt position.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in library science preferred.
  • Three years of recent progressively responsible public library and 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.
  • Required to be on call or cover additional hours as needed or as scheduled.

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

Starting Salary: $42,350 – $55,055 DOQ

Apply By:  May 31, 2018; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

To Apply:  Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter (please indicate Bensalem, Levittown, or both) and résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2016, Word 2016, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 66 minutes).

Job Description                                                                            Job Application


YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN 1 – LEVITTOWN BRANCH and YARDLEY-MAKEFIELD BRANCH

Do you dream about creating magical experiences for children and their families? Do you have a secret talent, like hula-hooping, or juggling, or fluency in American Sign Language? You are the ideal candidate for this position if you are a natural teacher and enjoy performing in front of a crowd. You love meeting new people and sharing information about books, movies, and music, as well as literacy, learning, and library services. You are expert in delivering traditional story times grounded in child development and early literacy practices. You know your way around technology, and are excited to incorporate the latest gadgets into your public programs as well as use a variety of media to create inventive, top-quality interactive activities, displays, and promotional materials.

We are looking for creative and outgoing Youth Services Librarian 1s who are expert in technology to serve as a team member providing great children’s services for both the Levittown branch and Yardley-Makefield branch of Bucks County Free Library. The ideal candidate has engaged in information sharing with colleagues and completed training and education in all aspects of children’s services. Reader’s advisory and children’s programming are strengths, and the candidate should have proven leadership roles as a committee member or project team leader. At least one year of children’s services experience is required. The ideal candidate is adaptable to changing work hours and locations within Bucks County.

Duties will include working at a busy public services desk and maintaining a comprehensive calendar of children’s programs for the branch. Working with the Children’s Services Coordinator, the Librarian 1 will assist with the development of new innovative county wide children’s programs with a strategic focus on outreach and offsite pop-up story times. This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Studies required
  • Will consider candidate currently in Library Science master’s program or planning to enroll
  • One year of related experience preferred
  • Only candidates with a combination of education and experience working with children will be considered
  • Experience working with large groups or familiarity with public libraries is a plus
  • 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
  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites

Schedule: Full time – 37.5 hours per week. Variable schedule with a minimum of two evenings a week and every other weekend.

Compensation:  $24.99 per hour probationary rate; $25.74 per hour regular rate

Apply by:  May 31, 2018; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

To Apply:  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 2016, Word 2016, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 66 minutes).

Job Description          Job Application


CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE 1 – Part Time – 16 hours per week
Bensalem Branch
Levittown Branch (temporary)
Yardley Branch

Bucks County Free Library is expanding its hours and is now hiring. There are several branches with openings for Customer Service Associate 1s.

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. With the library system’s RFID combined with self-check, staff are empowered to move out from behind a check-out desk and deliver higher levels of customer service. If you are energized by change and new challenges, this position will be a good fit for you.

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. Only candidates who are able to stream and download library ebooks onto iPads and other devices will be considered.

This is a physically demanding position that requires continuous standing, walking, bending, and crouching as well as lifting heavy items on a daily basis. 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 16 Hours per Week:  Must be available to work four 4-hour shifts between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

Compensation: $16.99 per hour probationary rate; $17.51 per hour regular rate

Apply By:  May 31, 2018; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

To Apply: 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 2016, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 60 minutes for all four).

Job Description         Job Application


HELP DESK SPECIALIST – PART TIME

We are continuously accepting applications for Help Desk Specialists. 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 exciting team for Bucks County Free Library. Candidate must be able to travel to different BCFL locations. This is an FLSA non-exempt position.

Qualifications:

  • Requires an associate’s degree or two years of college.
  • CompTIA A+ certification desired.
  • Master’s in Library and Information Science preferred.
  • 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:  Positions are 16 hours per week. Two shifts:

Days 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (Sat. 9:00 – 1:00)

Evenings 4:00 -8:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (Sat. 9:00 – 1:00)                  

Compensation:  Starting wages – $20.60 – $23.69 per hour DOQ

To Apply: We are continuously accepting applications. In your cover letter indicate your preference of working either northern branches (Doylestown, Perkasie, and Quakertown) or southern branches (Bensalem, Langhorne, Levittown, and Yardley) and also which shift you prefer (day or evening). 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 2016, Word 2016, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 66 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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