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Employment Opportunities

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Apply to work at the Marathon County Public Library!

If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the following career opportunities.

Openings also are posted on the Marathon County government website: www.co.marathon.wi.us.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Services Manager



POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to ensure that employees, volunteers, work routines, and programs meet the organization’s goals and objectives for the Marathon County Public Library Services Teams. This person oversees and manages the work of persons in the Youth Services Team, Adult Services Team, and Branch Services Team who provide direct services to customers. Work is performed under the direction of the Library Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science with prior management experience preferred, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's license required and a drving record that meets County standards.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Translates library’s mission, vision, values, and strategy to employees, policy, and work routines. Leads and ensures the development and improvement of the Library Services Teams’ workplace work environment. Works closely in a management team with Library Director, Library Support Services Manager, to improve the overall management, efficiency, effectiveness, and value of all library resources and services. Ensures that the right person is in the right job. Leads and works with others in teams, work groups, task forces, and project teams to evaluate, develop, and improve services, policy, goals and objectives, routines, service satisfaction, and workplace work environment. Measures, monitors, manages, and improves organizational processes and work routines of the Library Services Teams to improve value, efficiency, effectiveness, and customer satisfaction/loyalty. Coaches employees and work teams to meet the needs of customers and improve the workplace work environment. Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of employees throughout the Library Services Teams who provide direct services to its customers. Maintains constant contact with Library Services Team members to assess and improve levels of customer service. Works with persons throughout the organization to identify, evaluate, and find creative solutions for problems in need of resolution. Prepares and monitors Library Services annual budgets. Oversees the content of the library’s website, and manages the staff working on the website. Gathers data and monitors progress and trends related to the organization’s strategic measures and indicators. Develops and writes grant proposals. Oversees grant fund disbursement and writes reports related to grants. Coordinates the evaluation, development, and monitoring of all library collections throughout the Marathon County Public Library and its branches. Researches and prepares job descriptions, performance appraisals, and employee training and development plans. Supervises the daily work of employees to be consistent with the core values and intents of the organization. Researches and sets employee work routines and standards. Handles emergency situations in the absence of the Director and works with appropriate parties to resolve situations. Works with other representatives from throughout county government in work teams and project teams. Represents the Library at various community meetings and community events. Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff and customers. Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required. Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Skill in performing a basic level of data analysis including the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or reference data, statutes and guidelines. Ability to lead, mentor, and train others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as monthly and statistical reports, computer and equipment manuals, Board min utes, lntelliTime, professional literature, policy manuals, newsletters, and routine correspondence. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with supervisor and branch staff and volunteers, reference and technical staff, maintenance workers, municipal officials, school teachers and administrators, local newspapers, library customers and the public. Knowledge of library programs and services. Ability and willingness to serve customers and staff with empathy, genuineness, eagerness, energy, and enthusiasm. Ability to understand organizational and county governance, environment, culture, processes, procedures, and how decisions are made. Ability to show acceptance and understanding by being open, courteous, and considerate. Ability to relate to everyone as a possible source for learning. Knowledge of computers, e-readers, and other applicable technologies. Ability to support leadership and management. Ability to work as a productive and positive team member. Ability to communicate freely, openly, honestly, and accurately. Ability to contribute helpful energy and creative ideas. Skill in multitasking and handling high volumes of work. Ability to follow established procedures in an orderly and logical manner and adhere to prescribed routines.

COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $61,127 annually ($29.39/hr) - $88,144 ($42.38/hr)

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, written background inventory, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Marathon County Public Library will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Library Administration Office or phone (715)261-7214 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline .

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information. If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Library Administration Office. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended Deadline - January 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Specialist



POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 24 hour per week position with the Library Services Team of the Headquarters Library in Wausau . Hours can include days, evenings and weekends. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required. This position demands a dynamic, energetic and creative individual who can take a leadership role while working at one of our reference desks with the goal being to best meet customers’ needs and provide outstanding customer service. This position will participate in contributing innovative and progressive solutions as part of a cooperative team. The work is performed under the direction of the Library Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, or similar field of study, with two years of experience in a public library or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Customer focused Accurate Detail oriented Innovative Organized Self-starter Lifelong learner Strong analytical skills Good problem solver Technically savvy Team oriented Comfortable working in a multi-tasking environment Enjoys working with diverse populations

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Anticipates and understands customer needs and preferences for information which build and drive the selection of resources and services. Assists customers in identifying and finding materials appropriate for their requirements and their abilities. Participates in customer service planning and promotion, can articulate the direction clearly and enlists others to jointly work to achieve it. Could be asked to plan and execute programming and events for children or teens. Takes responsibility for managing the development of one’s own career, including a commitment to lifelong learning and periodic retooling of personal skills set. Encourages and operates in a results oriented culture. Develops and recommends policies and procedures to improve operations and efficiencies. Oversees customers and their use of the library maintaining the appropriate atmosphere and discipline depending upon the area and the customers being served. Receives, researches and responds to customer’s questions. Analyzes and anticipates customer’s needs, determines appropriate resources and provides information for all ages. Provides technical support and instruction to library staff and the public. Participates in special projects or short term committees. Acts as a resource for the Library Services Team Manager. Assists customers via the call center, public desks or branches as necessary. Assists customers with the use of personal electronic devices of any type. Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required. Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Thoroughly enjoys working with the public. Has the ability to excel as a productive and positive team member. Enjoys working with all ages and cultural backgrounds. Enjoys presenting programs to groups of people. Has experience using software such as Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. Has the ability to communicate effectively. Has the ability to stand for long periods and to bend and stretch to reach shelves. Has the ability to push book carts weighing in excess of 100 lbs. Knowledge of library practices desirable, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range: Minimum $17.66 – Midpoint $20.75 – Maximum $23.84 (B22) T his part-time position is eligible for some benefits that are prorated based on 24/hours per week .

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate will be made by assessment of experience, education, and background; oral interview; review of reference; and other appropriate job-related procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Marathon County Public Library will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Library Administration Office or phone 715 261-7214 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline. Notice to Applicants : Wisconsin Statutes, Section 19.36(7), 64.09(5), and 64.11(7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36(7), Wis. Stats. which allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the library not provide access to this information. If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Library Administration Office. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Library Administration Office. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Page



POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 20 hour per week position with the Support Services Team of the Headquarters Library in Wausau . The hours are Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and every other Saturday for four (4) hours. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required. The purpose of this position is to organize and distribute library materials. The work is performed under the direction of the Page Team Lead and/or the Support Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent, with two years’ experience in a public library or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Customer focused Accurate Detail oriented Innovative Organized Self-starter Lifelong learner Strong analytical skills Good problem solver Technically savvy Team oriented Comfortable working in a multi-tasking environment Enjoys working with diverse populations

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Sort and shelve materials in proper order. Empty book return bins. Check in materials as needed. Scan, straighten and proofread shelves to assure materials are in proper order. Select items off of the shelves from a list. Unpacks materials coming into the library. Answer basic questions from customers in a pleasant manner. Recommends changes to processes and procedures to improve efficiency. Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff and customers. Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required. Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to work with the public. Ability to work independently in an efficient manner to complete assigned tasks. Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and by listening. Ability to sort effectively in alphabetic or numeric order according to the Dewey Decimal system. An awareness of the Library’s collection and its organization. Has the ability to lift at least 50 lbs. Ability to push book carts weighing in excess of 100 lbs. Ability to stand for long periods. Ability to bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves. Basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary: $11.92 per hour. This part-time position is not eligible for any benefits.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate will be made by assessment of experience, education, and background; oral interview; review of reference; and other appropriate job-related procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information. If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

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