FT Librarian - Stillwater Prison

27 May 2014 3:07 PM | Anonymous member


$ 19.01-$ 27.73 hourly, $ 39,693-$ 57,900 annually


Date Posted: 05/27/2014
Closing Date: 06/10/2014
Working Title: Librarian
Hiring Agency: Corrections Dept
Division/Bureau: Education
Location: Stillwater
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14CORR000303
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 12:15 AM-08:45 PM
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: Education and Libraries
Classified Status: Classified
Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Corrections is currently seeking a Library & Information Resource Services Specialist for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater. This position supports facility goals through the development and implementation of library programs and services in coordination with education, treatment, and correctional programming to promote the personal and cultural development of offenders.

Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 12:15 PM - 8:45 PM and Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Coordinate and administer the activities of the library so that immediate and long-term needs are met, services are provided in an atmosphere conducive to library use, and reference services are provided to staff and offenders to support department and facility goals.

- Develop and maintain the library?s collection, and provide logical organization of the materials so that offenders and staff have effective access.

- Ensure that offenders have adequate access to courts in accordance with U.S. Supreme Court decision.

- Maintain professional competence so that library services continue to meet the needs of staff and offenders.

- Supervise daily activities of Transitions Center.
Minimum Qualifications: The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position.

1. Master's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field; OR

2. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field AND a minimum of 6 months professional-level experience as a librarian with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) perform, plan and/or administer library/information services; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) direct or provide reference services; 4) develop library policy; 5) library acquisitions and collection development; 6) circulation; and 7) budgeting; OR

3. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field AND a minimum of 2 years para-professional or technical library experience with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) maintain library records and resources; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) assist library users with research and library procedures; 4) recommend, research and record library acquisitions; 5) process inter-library loan requests; and 6) complete documents, forms, and reports to assist Librarians. (Note: General clerical work in a library, such as typing or filing, does not qualify as para-professional or technical library work.)

*Please include information in your resume or the Job Specific Questions area of the Resume Builder program explaining how your degree field is related.

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of library/information sciences and library operations sufficient to develop and administer a system of diverse/specialized technical library information services.

- Human relations and interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective library services to a diverse offender population.

A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position. For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis, please contact Yer Vang at yer.vang@state.mn.us.
Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:

- Experience working in a law library.
- Experience working in a correctional facility.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections? policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s). This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
How to Apply: Once you create and submit your resume through the online Resume Builder program (http://www.careers.state.mn.us/), you must apply to LIBRARY/INFO RES SVCS SPEC / POSTING #14CORR000303 to ensure consideration. To apply, check the "Apply for this job" box and click on the "Apply to Selected Jobs" button on the bottom of the announcement.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your typed resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. The paper application is available on the State Careers and MMB websites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637. Please list LIBRARY/INFO RES SVCS SPEC / POSTING #14CORR000303 in the Specific Opening area of the application form to ensure that you are referred to the appropriate vacancy.

Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address, and home/work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you regarding the status of your application.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.
Contact for More Information: Yer Vang, 651-361-7317 / yer.vang@state.mn.us.
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