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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 Page



POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 20 hour per week regular allocated position with the Support Services Team of the Headquarters Library in Wausau . The hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and every other Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 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: 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 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: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Assistant



POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to provide extraordinary service to our customers and fellow library staff. The focus of this position is working the Drive Thru at the Wausau location as well as processing and distributing library materials. This position contributes innovative and progressive solutions to provide increasingly better customer service. The work is performed under the direction of the Support Services Team Lead and/or the Support Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree, 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: 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. Meets and greets customers. Assists customers in checking out materials, collecting fines and related charges. Maintain cash in the Drive Thru at the Wausau location. Answers the Drive Thru phone and routes any incoming calls appropriately. Interpret, explain, and enforce library policies and procedures to public as appropriate. Search library catalog in answer to customers’ questions and place holds for customers as requested. Unpacks materials coming into the library. Processes new materials such as applying barcodes, labels, plastic jackets, stamps and tape. Pulls requested materials from shelves using reports. Checks in materials received by the library. Re-labels older materials. Mends broken books and audio-visual materials. Prints or types documents as related to essential duties and additional tasks. Recommends changes to processes and procedures to improve efficiency. Assists fellow employee with weekly supply requests. 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: Thoroughly enjoys working with the public. The ability to excel as a productive and positive team member. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Enjoys working with all ages and cultural backgrounds. Experience using software such as Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. The ability to multitask and handle high volumes of work The ability to stand for long periods and to bend and stretch to reach shelves. The ability to lift at least 50 lbs and push book carts weighing in excess of 100 lbs. Knowledge of library practices desirable, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary: $13.45 per hour.

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 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: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Coordinator - Athens



POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 30 hour per week position at the Athens Branch Library. Hours can include days, evenings and weekends. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required. The purpose of this position is to supervise the operations, personnel, and programs of the Athens Branch Library with the Marathon County Public Library. To provide support to the public by promoting lifelong learning, access to ideas, information, and opportunities to connect. The work is performed under the direction of the Branch Services Team Lead and/or the Library Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license required

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. Supervises day-to-day operations, personnel and programs at the assigned branch library. Is the lead worker over branch library staff and volunteers; evaluates and schedules staff; assists in training, instruction and orientation; plans, assigns and reviews work activities. Acts as the communication liaison between branch staff and library administration. Keeps staff informed and meets regularly to address new ideas, needs, and suggestions in a thoughtful and respectful manner. Schedules special programs for the branch including Story Time, Summer Reading and Adult programming. Assists customers in finding library materials in a variety of formats including books, periodicals, audio/visual, e-books and computer-based; instructs customers in the use of reference sources, automated systems and the Internet; assists customers with readers advisory. Assists in developing and implementing services, policies and procedures. Carries out policies, procedures, and practices of the Marathon County Public Library. Serves as an effective liaison between the library and the community. Seeks opportunities to meet and interact with local community leaders. Plans and promotes programs for the branch that are of interest to the community and respond to local needs. Oversees branch physical plan in terms of safety, security, cleanliness, use, and proper maintenance. Reports any problems in these areas to the proper authority. Resolves customer service concerns and complaints. Balances daily receipts from fines, fees, and copier charges; maintains and reconciles cash account. Performs other duties such as: checking materials in and out, ordering and maintaining office supplies, processing mail and e-mail, filling requests, accepting van deliveries and interlibrary loans; calls patrons regarding missing or damaged materials. Collects and maintains statistical records necessary to evaluate accomplishment of service goals and objectives; including monthly statistics and timecards. Attends workshops and meetings; read book reviews, Library Journals and professional literature and periodicals to maintain current professional knowledge and abilities. Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff and customers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to perform 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 minutes, timecards, professional literature, policy manual, 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. Ability and willingness to serve customers and staff with empathy, genuineness, eagerness, energy, and enthusiasm. Ability to show acceptance and understanding by being open, courteous, and considerate. Ability to relate to everyone as a possible source for learning. 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 multi-tasking and handling high volumes of work. Ability to follow established procedures in an orderly and logical manner and adhere to prescribed routines.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary: $21.03 per hour. T his part-time position is eligible for benefits that are prorated based on 30/hours per week .

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 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: Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

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