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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

CHILDREN’S SERVICES COORDINATOR – ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Working independently, the Children’s Services Coordinator:

  • Leads and manages Doylestown District Center children’s services and staff
  • Plans and leads monthly county wide children’s services meetings
  • Develops training plans and delivers county wide training in children’s services
  • Oversees, manages, and mentors children’s services staff county wide
  • Assists with the development of new innovative county wide children’s projects with a strategic focus on outreach, volunteer development, and technology

The ideal candidate for this position is a jack-of-all-trades who loves to master and apply new information quickly. S/he is a problem solver who enjoys using work as a platform to stretch and grow and help others do the same. Strong public speaking and writing skills are necessary for effectiveness in this position, as well as the ability to balance and move forward multiple priorities, from people management to project management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Studies required.
  • Five years of recent and progressively responsible experience in public library children’s services, including supervision.
  • 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 exempt – Monday through Friday – 8:00 – 4:00, 9:00 – 5:00, or 10:00 – 6:00 with some evenings and weekends required

.Compensation:  $50,198 – $61,492 DOQ – Level 5a

Application Deadline:  July 21, 2017

To Apply:  Links to job description and job application are below. Job application requires upload of a cover letter and résumé, completion of 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 65 minutes). If selected for an interview, you’ll need to submit the following work samples:  speaker’s notes and handouts from a staff training session you delivered; a project plan for a project you led and delivered; and a program plan for a program or series you planned.    

Job Description          Job Application


PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHER / LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME

The Passport Office at the Bensalem branch is seeking a Passport Photographer / Library Aide to work during the hours that the Passport Office is open, currently Monday through Wednesday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 – 4:00, but adding Thursday evenings soon. The Passport Photographer should have customer service experience and enjoy working with people. Digital photography experience is a plus. This is an FLSA non-exempt position.

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

Schedule:  Part-Time – 15 hours per week – Evenings and Saturdays

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 and résumé and complete pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of one test:  Customer Service Aptitude Profile (about 20 minutes). 

 Job Description           Job Application


LIBRARY AIDE – PART TIME

Library Aides are employed at every branch of Bucks County Free Library (BCFL). This position generally has a higher level of hiring activity than some other positions at BCFL, and we will accept applications for them on an ongoing basis in order to maintain an applicant pool. This is an entry-level position. 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. Regular packing and unpacking of materials is required. Duties will include shelving, inspecting, sorting, and searching for materials and assisting with the general upkeep of the library.  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. 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 – 15 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 and résumé 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. 


Other Openings – Community Public Libraries

Full-Time Patron Services Manager – Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library / Bristol, PA

Part-Time Reference Librarian – Township Library of Lower Southampton / Feasterville, PA

Part-Time Circulation Clerk – Township Library of Lower Southampton / Feasterville, PA