The Newburgh Free Library at 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY, is seeking a candidate for the position of Principal Library Clerk in the Administrative Offices. The position involves responsibility under the general direction of the Library Director for assigned operations of library administration and services. The work involves performance of specialized clerical work. Advanced knowledge of library operations is required. This class differs from that of Senior Library Clerk in that there is a greater degree of independent judgement and decision making. Supervision may be exercised over Library Clerks, Pages and Volunteers. Does related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: You must have a completed application on file and submit a letter of interest to the Office of Human Resources. You must also apply to take the *Civil Service Exam by no later than April 23, 2018. Please see the district's website for details "City of Newburgh website for upcoming exams." A separate application and fee will be required.
Typical Work Activities (Illustrative Only)
Supervises and performs complex clerical library functions: e.g. Time sheet records and room use forms;
Troubleshoots difficult clerical problems involving independent judgement;
Complies statistical reports for budget, circulation and attendance;
Maintains divisional/department records such as time worked files;
Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures;
Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff and creates work schedules;
Performs routine searches of and updates to computer records;
Operates office machinery such as photocopiers or fax machines;
Calls patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials;
Compiles Board of Education materials and Library Committee materials;
Reports to the Director and Assistant Director;
Performs other related responsibilities as assigned.
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
Good knowledge of library services and practices;
Good knowledge of handling and using library materials and equipment;
Working knowledge of business arithmetic;
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in written and oral English;
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions;
Ability to operate a personal computer accurately;
Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others;
Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.
This position is a competitive Civil Service position and is classified as Confidential/Managerial.
The Newburgh Free Library has a goal of reflecting the community it serves and welcomes candidates with diverse or multi-cultural skill sets.
To apply, go to
, click on the "Departments" tab, drop down to "Human Resources and Employment" and follow the directions on the posting for PLBC-001
Principal Library Clerk - Newburgh Free Library - Provisional Appointment.
All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by
4PM on April 23, 2018.
For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.
Please use the "CSEA Application" and "Letter of Interest" template found on the district's website (www.newburghschools.org) under "Departments" tab, drop down to "Human Resources and Employment."