Library Specialist – Youth Services

November 18, 2023
Chandler, AZ
Job Type


Job Announcement

The City of Chandler Library Division is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Library Specialist in youth services. This is a regular, full-time position with benefits. The location will be at the Downtown Library Branch. The Downtown Library is open seven (7) days and three (3) evenings per week. This a 40-hour position with a schedule that includes nights and weekends.

Work Schedule:
A weekly schedule includes one (1) evening per week and two (2) weekend per month.

Chandler Public Library Downtown Branch: 22 S Delaware St, Chandler AZ 85225

City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest-growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers, and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play, and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants, and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.

Why work for Chandler?
• Accrue 122 hours of paid vacation in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
• Accrue 96 hours of paid sick leave in your first year, eligible to be used immediately following accrual
• 12 paid holidays per year plus additional time off at the end of the year (Winter Break)
• Dress code is business casual, with jeans on Fridays
• Free Tumbleweed Recreation Center membership
• Professional development opportunities
• Tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually, $3200 for part-time employees
• City contributions of 1% gross wages per pay period to deferred compensation
• Become part of the Arizona State Retirement System with a 100% City contribution match
• 3 medical plans to choose from, along with dental and vision coverage
• Flexible schedule/Remote work options (WHEN AVAILABLE)
• Diverse and inclusive environment
• Robust Employee Wellness program with a $350 incentive

Who we are
Community Services
The Community Services Department enhances the quality of life in Chandler through a vast provision of diverse and affordable educational and recreational experiences. We create community through people, parks, and programs. From connecting people to lifelong learning through community libraries to providing at least one Neighborhood Park per square mile of residential development to making play accessible for all ages. Our employees drive every decision, every innovation, and every aspect of our department culture to make Chandler a premier community.

Chandler Public Library inspires intellectual discovery, creative entertainment, and life-long learning through robust information resources that connect communities to a world of knowledge and new ideas. As a system of four libraries in all geographic areas of the community and a collection of nearly 500,000 books, DVDs, and a wide variety of digital resources, we bring people, information, and ideas together to read, learn, connect, and succeed. Our libraries continuously reflect on patrons' current and emerging needs and choose to advance literacy and champion inclusive learning experiences for all people by fostering accessibility and embracing new technology.

Who we are looking for
Our new team member will be passionate about customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and children's programming experience.

To view the complete job description, please click here

Minimum qualifications
A High School Diploma or GED; and two (2) years of general library experience; and a valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

This is a regular full-time position, subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.

The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment background check and a MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler's policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity.
The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: 12/3/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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