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Ferndale Public Library

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the Ferndale Public Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties. Must be 16 years or older to apply. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Twelve regularly scheduled weekly hours plus substitute hours. $11.5501 per hour. Apply by Saturday, February 4. Review the full job posting to learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply.

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Deming Library

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the Deming Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties. Must be 16 years or older to apply. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Average of 12.5 regularly scheduled weekly hours plus substitute hours. $11.5501 per hour. Apply by Saturday, February 4. Review the full job posting to learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply.

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Assistant Branch Manager

Lynden Library

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks an energetic Assistant Branch Manager committed to excellent customer service for the Lynden Library.  The Assistant Branch Manager assists the branch manager in overseeing the operations of the branch library, assists patrons by providing a high level of customer service in a complete range of patron services including reference and readers’ advisory services, supervises page and custodial staff, and performs other related duties. Requires Associate’s degree, three years or more relevant experience, or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience, and a fun and innovative attitude. Full-time position, with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply by Saturday, January 21. Review the full job posting to learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply.

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System Engineer

IT Services

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a full-time System Engineer position in the IT Services department. The System Engineer administers, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains local and wide area networks, servers, software, and computer and telecom equipment; provides technical support to all library staff as a member of the WCLS IT Services department; loads operating systems and other software on servers; trains staff on how to best utilize computer technologies; and performs other duties as assigned.  Requires Associates Degree in a technology-related field and three or more years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to speak and understand English. Full time position. $4,197 per month, plus excellent benefits. Open until filled; next application review January 18.  Review the full job posting to learn more about this exciting opportunity and get details on how to apply.

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Application Process

Applications

Applications are available at our Administrative Services offices and WCLS library locations, or you may download or complete an Employment Application form online*. The Employment History form is available if you need more space than the application provides.

* The Employment Application form is designed to be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may save the data you enter into the Employment Application form for future reference.  The reader is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems web site.  Please note that completing the Employment Application with Apple Preview is not recommended.

Deadlines

A completed and signed Whatcom County Library System Employment Application is required for each position applied for, and must be received via mail, e-mail, or delivery by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date unless otherwise indicated by the job posting.

Incomplete applications or applications not received by the posted deadline on the closing date may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed application.

Selection

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted if they are selected for an interview. The hiring process may take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department at 360-305-3600, ext. 216.

Offers of Employment Conditional

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant’s identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Employment Benefits

The Whatcom County Library System is proud to offer eligible employees a competitive benefit package.

All employees are eligible for our Employee Assistance Program, supplemental benefits through Colonial Life, and a Deferred Compensation Program.

Employees working an average of 70 or more hours per calendar month are eligible for the Public Employees Retirement System plan.

Employees working a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week are eligible for paid holidays, vacation leave, and sick leave. WCLS also provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, and long term disability insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Whatcom County Library System is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other legally protected class.