Public Services Associate

Spokane Valley Library - Two positions
20 hours per week and 30 hours per week



This position provides direct circulation services, readers’ advising and information services to members. May instruct members in basic use of library equipment and technology. May perform storytimes in a community library once a month and/or on a fill-in basis, as needed. May oversee circulation services in the absence of a library supervisor, library operations assistant or library operations manager. May assist in training new staff in public services procedures.

Refer to the job description for complete details regarding qualifications and illustrative examples of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.


Current work schedules, subject to change, are at Spokane Valley Library.

20 hours per week
Tuesday, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

30 hours per week
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The ideal candidate will have the flexibility to work other hours or at other locations as needed.

Salary / Wage

$14.41 - $18.01 per hour in six steps, plus pro rata benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; 11 paid holidays; paid sick and vacation leave and participation in the Public Employees Retirement System.


Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred. Three years direct customer service experience required; one year direct customer service experience in a library setting preferred.

Read and use English and understand numbers; working knowledge of personal computers, office software, database software and the Internet; ILS experience preferred; OR any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience that assures satisfactory performance of essential job functions.

Application deadline

November 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon PDT

Application Instructions

Submit SCLD employment application, a signed cover letter addressing your work experience related to the skills and abilities required for the position and resume to Human Resources, Spokane County Library District, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212.

Completed application materials may be submitted online or through the mail or dropped off at the Administrative Offices. Applications sent by fax or email are not accepted.

The employment application, complete job description and Tips for Applicants are available for downloading as Adobe Acrobat PDFs, via email or you may pick them up in person. If requesting application and accompanying documents via email, please include your name and postal mailing address. Applications and documents are available at the Administrative Offices located at 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, WA 99212, between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. For further assistance, please call 509.893.8200.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing the application, contact Human Resources.

Please inform us if you need any accommodation to apply or interview for this position.

Spokane County Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.