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Palm Beach County Library System is seeking friendly, customer-oriented staff. We are a busy, fully automated, southeastern Florida library system serving a population of 865,541 with a Main Library, 16 branches, and Outreach Services with 450 employees. To apply for open positions, you may:

  • Apply online.
  • Fax your application and résumé to (561) 616-6893.
  • Drop off or mail your application and résumé to: Palm Beach County Human Resources, located at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

The Job Hotline number is 561-616-6900; the main number is 561-616-6888. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Email résumés are not accepted. The Library System also hires student employees for weeknight and weekend shifts. To find out about theses job openings, visit your local library. We do not advertise the student positions on the web site. Palm Beach County is a drug-free workplace. Library jobs appear on the main Palm Beach County job site also.

Interested in a library career, but not sure where to start? Librarycareers.org

  • Position: LIBRARIAN I (Reference)
    Deadline: 01/26/2015

    ****PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Must be a current, permanent-status County employee and complete an updated employment application in detail****

    Position: LIBRARIAN I (Reference)

    ISSUED: 01/20/2015

    Salary: $42,714 to $68,028 Annually. Pay Grade 28.

    Department: Library/Branch Public Service/West Boca Branch

    Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton

    JOB ID: 10067

    DESCRIPTION: Provides reference services to patrons as part of a team; instructs patrons in the use of traditional/electronic reference sources and online public access catalog. Participates in collection maintenance and development; maintains reference and non-fiction collections. Provides readers' advisory services and adult programming; provides training sessions to the public on how to use computers/the internet/mobile devices.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 30 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Working in a public/academic library reference section; providing bibliographic instruction; presenting programs/instructions to groups; using computer/internet/data-based resources.

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form

     

  • Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE IV
    Deadline: 01/26/2015

    ****PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Must be a current, permanent-status County employee and complete an updated employment application in detail****

    Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE IV

    ISSUED: 01/20/2015

    Salary: $34,733 to $55,313 Annually. Pay Grade 21.

    Department: Library/Finance and Facilities

    Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 4289 Cherry Road, WPB

    JOB ID: 10337

    DESCRIPTION: Administers and supervises the courier and annex sorter services of the library system. Oversees the work of union/non-union employees and contract couriers. Receives and records numbered bags delivered by the couriers; may prepare bags for security company pick-up. Develops procedures necessary to carry-out tasks related to the planning, review and coordination of services between this section and other library divisions/sections and County departments/agencies.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree; minimum of six (6) months of experience working in a library. Equivalency: Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; minimum of two (2) years of college-level course work (must specify 60-semester/90-quarter hours) AND three (3) years of related experience.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE FOR ONE (1) YEAR OF EXPERIENCE: Supervising/training personnel; with delivery/courier services; coordinating projects; using SIRSI/other automated circulation system (must specify on application).

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form

     

  • Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE V (Circulation)
    Deadline: 01/30/2015

    ****PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Must be a current, permanent-status County employee and complete an updated employment application in detail****

    Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE V (Circulation)

    ISSUED: 01/26/2015

    Salary: $41,475 to $66,042 Annually. Pay Grade 27.

    Department: Library/Branch Public Services/Wellington

    Hours: 40 variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington

    JOB ID: 10351

    DESCRIPTION: Supervises the circulation staff/desk/activities. Conducts SIRSI computer program staff training; resolves inquiries/complaints concerning the circulation of materials; directs the maintenance/arrangement of library materials. Orders leased materials for the popular collection; oversees/troubleshoots automated materials handling equipment. Trains/supervises paraprofessionals to provide readers' advisory assistance to patrons; ensures facilities are in order; works with other section/area circulation supervisors to provide quality customer service.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree; minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a library, including six (6) months of supervisory experience. Equivalency: Associate's Degree OR two (2) years of college-level course work (must specify 60-semester/90-quarter hours) and four (4) years of related experience, including six (6) months of supervisory experience.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Resolving library related inquiries/complaints in person and over the telephone; training personnel; delivering oral presentations/public speaking; working in library circulation/bookstore; using SIRSI/an online automated circulation system, materials handling equipment (must specify on application).

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form