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Information Specialist, 105650

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Staff, Library Admin

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

Please review job requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: https://careers.uwf.edu. For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or jobs@uwf.edu.

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Number: 105650
Position Title (Classification Title):  Information Specialist, 105650
Working Title:  Information Specialist
Job Summary: Performs circulation desk duties (including, but not limited to, circulating items, supervising desk student(s), dealing with circulation problems, receiving packages, checking phone messages, assisting patrons with locating course reserves, retrieving holds, and checking remote book drops). Assists the Equipment Specialist with equipment maintenance, including imaging, inventory, barcoding, cleaning, and organization of the extensive circulation collection of equipment for students, faculty, and staff. Helps compile data for annual reporting and proposals as needed. Opens the library multiple days a week, occasionally closes the library if needed, and works rotating Saturdays as needed. This position also serves as the primary backup for the weekday and Saturday opening of the library.
Department Library Admin
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Position Qualifications: General library knowledge, familiarity with basic circulation procedures and policies; working knowledge of the library's computer system ALMA; knowledge of Microsoft Office software; customer service skills; conflict resolution skills; ability to multitask and prioritize workload. Assists the Equipment Specialist in the maintenance of the Libraries' circulating equipment, including but not limited to Kindles, iPads, laptops, LCD projectors, and graphing calculators.

Applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in which their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. The preferred qualifications are not required, and we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop the preferred skills.
Preferred Qualifications Prefer some college. General library knowledge; knowledge and familiarity with basic circulation procedures and policies; working knowledge of the library's computer system; knowledge of Microsoft Office software; customer service skills.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 40% - Performs circulation desk duties (including, but not limited to, circulating items, supervising desk student(s), dealing with circulation problems, receiving packages, checking phone messages, assisting patrons with locating course reserves, retrieving holds, and checking remote bookdrops). Opens the library multiple days a week, occasionally closes the library if needed, and works rotating Saturdays as needed. This position also serves as the primary backup for the weekday and the Saturday opening of the library. - (Essential)
  • 30% - Assist the Equipment Specialist with equipment maintenance, including imaging, inventory, barcoding, cleaning and organization of the large circulation collection of equipment for students, faculty, and staff. Helps compile data for annual reporting and proposals as needed. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Assists the Collection Specialist with stacks maintenance such as shelving, inventory, shifting, shelf reading, and other collection projects as they arise. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Processes and completes the transit of books to distance learners, the Professional Studies Library and the Emerald Coast Campus Library. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
  • Climbing or balancing: Daily
  • Stooping: Daily
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position is eligible for veteran's preference.

This position requires a criminal background screen.

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 6:30am - 2:30pm, M, T, W, R, F
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $31,320
Pay Basis Hourly
Closing Date: 1/6/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://careers.uwf.edu. Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination.  Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria.  For information on obtaining a DD214, visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ or call 1-866-272-6272.

At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. 

Prior to filing a complaint, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the designated Human Resources or other contact person at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

 

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