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CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated November 10, 2021
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Full-time Computer Technician / Technical Services Department

 

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a full-time Computer Technician, Grade VI, in the Technical Services Department. This is a 37 ½- hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $33,234.00 in the Technical Services Department/IT. 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 Personnel Policy.

Job Duties:

  • Troubleshoot unexpected and emergency computer problems. Assist the Network Administrator with installing and maintaining software and hardware on computers and network equipment throughout the library.
  • Help monitor and maintain computers by installing hardware and software, updating firmware, and supporting standards.
  • Troubleshoot emergency and urgent computer problems by responding to help tickets and updating information needed for future projects.
  • Observe and maintain the network by checking servers and verifying data backups and informing supervisors of any issues.
  • Maintain and generate inventory, statistical and other reports relevant to network and computer operations.
  • Contribute to projects that promote departmental goals. Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma required, college or advanced training highly desirable. Training specific to computer operations is required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and other basic software is essential. Demonstrated willingness to learn more sophisticated computer operations. Interest and ability in working with the staff and the public to resolve computer issues. Effective oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, service oriented. A strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, collegiality, and personal initiative.

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

 

Part-time Computer Center Assistant, Grade III / Technical Services – 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 an 8-19 hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $12.79 per hour in the 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.

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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