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CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated August 9, 2022
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Part-Time Computer Center Assistant, Grade III / Technical Services Department – Computer Center

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a part-time Computer Center Assistant, Grade III, in the Technical Services Department. This is a 12 hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $13.05 per hour in the Technical Services Department (Computer Center).

Job Duties:

  • Support the Computer Center Unit of the Technical Services Department by providing timely, accurate, and courteous service to all patrons of the Library. Ensure that the Computer Center is maintained in a way that all patrons can use it fully.
  • Provide patrons with limited one-on-one basic technology-related assistance when using the public access library computers and software.
  • Assist patrons with computer reservation software and issue guest passes when appropriate.
  • Maintain the computers, printers and peripheral equipment, perform daily duties to ensure the functionality and cleanliness of the Computer Center.
  • Continue to learn relevant and current technologies and to maintain technology competencies.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisors.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma required, some college or advanced training preferred. Ability to work with standard computer applications and databases and work in a digital environment. Effective oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, confident public speaking. Schedule includes evenings and weekends

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references, to olpljobs@olpl.org.

 

Full-Time Graphic Designer, Grade VIII / Administration Department

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a full-time Graphic Designer, Grade VIII, in the Administration Department. This is a 37 ½ – hours per week “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $39,538.80 per year in the Administration Department. An excellent benefits package includes position with a full benefits package, (i.e., vacation, sick, personal business, birthday holiday, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Administrative Regulation ARs.

Job Duties:

  • This job description contains the facts necessary to distinguish it from other positions. It is not a detailed description of every task and the Library may add or change tasks.
  • Design and produce a variety of innovative and strategic print and digital communication materials working cooperatively with the Marketing Unit and other departments within the library.
  • Design interesting and effective original graphics and content for a variety of print and digital materials including but not limited to posters, newsletter, signs, fliers, brochures, direct mail pieces, and booklets, posters, and signs.
  • Coordinate with the Content Coordinator and other staff on photography, video and other multimedia format projects for use in-house, on the library’s website, as well as for social media content.
  • Assist in implementing displays, interior designs, and marketing materials ensuring brand consistency and creative continuity.
  • Assist with the production, maintenance and updates on the library’s website.
  • Keep informed of developments in the graphics, marketing and design fields through reading and participation in professional activities and meetings.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, public relations, marketing or a related field; Minimum two years experience in print and digital marketing design work; Solid understanding of photography, typography, production tools and equipment; Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, required; Familiarity with WordPress, HTML coding, and CSS preferred; A strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, collegiality, and personal initiative; Good oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, confident public speaking; Proficiency working in a digital environment; Schedule may include evenings and weekends

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references, to olpljobs@olpl.org.

APPLICATION PROCESS

At the core of any great Library is a dedicated and engaged staff. We as a community can work collaboratively to fulfill the Library mission. We are always accepting applications from those who are talented and creative to join our team.

The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or other factor prohibited by law. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resume/Application Information
Application forms are available on this web site and at the Customer Services Desk on the first floor. The Library receives resumes and applications on a continuing basis as well as in response to external advertisements. Resumes and applications are retained and considered “active” for six months. Applicants who are still interested in employment at the Library after six months have lapsed should submit another resume or application in order to receive continued consideration. Resumes and applications can be submitted via olpljobs@olpl.org or sent to the Human Resources Department.

Eligibility & Benefits
Eligibility for various Library benefits varies according to employment status, position grade level and length of employment (for vacation leave). Employment status levels include:
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Part-time Level 2 (20 to 28 hours per week)
Part-time Level 1 (8 to 19 hours per week)

The Library offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
Full-time: Paid personal business leave, group insurance (medical, dental and vision), long-term disability insurance and life insurance
Full-time and Part-time Level 2: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) – pension plan with short-term disability provision (4.5% employee contribution), paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays (9 per year), paid birthday holiday, tax-sheltered annuity plan and tuition reimbursement

Compensation and Personnel Policy
In accordance with Section 7.3 of the Open Meetings Act, a list of all employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000 is available from the Library Director or the Administrative Secretary.

Personnel Policy
GENERAL
– The Personnel Policy of the Library does not give any employee or potential employee a property or liberty interest in a specific classification or position. The overall responsibility for selection and hiring of staff lies with the Director. Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check and formal approval by the director.

CITIZENSHIP – The Library requires that employees hired after November 6, 1986, be either a United States citizen or authorized to be employed in the United States. Verification of this must be provided at the time of hiring and shall consist of either a United States passport, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport authorizing U.S. employment, or a resident alien card containing the applicant’s identification and U.S. employment authorization. If applicants do not have any of the above documents, they may provide instead the following combination of documents: either a Social Security Card or U.S. Birth Certificate, and a driver’s license or similar State identification.

AGE – The Library does not employ individuals under the age of 16 unless proper work permits are obtained and verified prior to the commencement of employment. Any employee working with a work permit shall have a limited work schedule to accommodate school night work restrictions. The library has no mandatory retirement age.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT – The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other factor prohibited by law.

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