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[BKARTS] Job Announcement: SFPL Book Repairer

The following is a job announcement for a 7418 Senior Book Repairer position at San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California.

7418 Senior Book Repairer

Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Appointment Type:  Provisional
Salary Range: $3,761 ? $4,572 Biweekly, $45,136 - $54,860 Annually
Schedule:  Full-time

Location:  San Francisco Public Library - Technical Services Division ? Preservation
Date Issued:   3/8/05
(Currently located in the Main Library.  Technical Services will move to 190-9th Street in 2005.)

APPOINTMENT TYPE AND SCHEDULE:  Provisional Full-time  The provisional appointee will be required to succeed in a Civil Service Examination process for this class in order to be considered for a permanent appointment to this position.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under supervision of the Assistant Chief of Technical Services, the Senior Book Repairer manages the Library?s Preservation program which consists of the Book Repair and Bindery Preparation departments. The essential functions of this job include: establishing and maintaining communication and effective partnerships with department and program managers throughout the library system for the physical care and maintenance of the Library?s collections; supervising, training and evaluating departmental staff; ordering and maintaining supplies of materials and equipment required for book repair operations; managing the commercial binding budget and the equipment and supplies budget for the book repair program; evaluating incoming materials to determine the need for repair or binding; presenting workshops and programs for public service staff on simple book repair techniques;  restoring and repairing damaged books and other library materials; assisting in the !
 recovery of materials in the event of water damage, fire or other problem conditions; monitoring selected environments for optimal preservation of library books and materials; keeping informed of technical developments, evaluating supplies, equipment and changing technology for improved binding and repairs; compiling commercial bindery and book repair statistics.

EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of experience in binding, conservation, preservation or restoration of books and similar printed materials in a library setting; AND
Ability to use a computer and computer keyboard; AND
Ability to left and carry fifty (50) pounds. (Verification of ability will be required at time of interview)

WORK SCHEDULE:  The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (May include evenings and weekends when necessary.)

¨      Working familiarity with Library Binding Institute standards related to the binding of library materials.
¨      Knowledge of library book and paper conservation practices as used in the field of library and book repair
¨      Ability to supervise and promote teamwork
¨      Ability to analyze workflow and procedures
¨      Flexibility and adaptability to change
¨      Knowledge of or ability to learn MS Word, Excel and Outlook

¨      Desirable skills are intended to describe characteristics specific to each particular position and are not intended to discourage persons from applying.
¨      Applications will be screened for qualifying experience.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Submit the following documents:
1.      Completed City and County of San Francisco application form,
2.      Copies of documents verifying possession of the minimum experience (see verification section),

Forms may be obtained on-line at http://www.sfpl.org/news/jobs.htm or through the Library?s Human Resources Division at the address indicated below.

All non-SFPL Applicants:  All non-SFPL applicants must verify required experience needed to qualify.  Experience verification must be on the employer's letterhead and must show the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service and must be signed by the employer.

Current SFPL Employees:
Current employees of the San Francisco Public Library who meet the minimum qualifications based entirely on their SFPL experience need not submit verification.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed.  If the qualifying experience is a combination of SFPL experience and outside experience then the outside experience must be verified.  Outside experience verification must be on the employer's letterhead and must show the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service and must be signed by the employer.

Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain.  Applicants must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver may result in the rejection of the application

ATTN:  7418 Senior Book Repairer
Human Resources Division
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-4733

 (Keep copies of the documents you submit.  Documents cannot be returned)

 San Francisco Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

Issued by: SC

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