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Employment

Palm Beach County Library System is seeking friendly, customer-oriented staff. We are a busy, fully automated, southeastern Florida library system serving a population of 865,541 with a Main Library, 16 branches, and Outreach Services with 450 employees. To apply for open positions, you may:

  • Apply online.
  • Fax your application and résumé to (561) 616-6893.
  • Drop off or mail your application and résumé to: Palm Beach County Human Resources, located at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

The Job Hotline number is 561-616-6900; the main number is 561-616-6888. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Email résumés are not accepted. The Library System also hires student employees for weeknight and weekend shifts. To find out about theses job openings, visit your local library. We do not advertise the student positions on the web site. Palm Beach County is a drug-free workplace. Library jobs appear on the main Palm Beach County job site also.

Interested in a library career, but not sure where to start? Librarycareers.org

  • Position: LIBRARIAN III (Assistant Branch Manager/Head of Reference)
    Deadline: 06/01/2015

    Position: LIBRARIAN III (Assistant Branch Manager/Head of Reference)

    ISSUED: 05/26/2015

    Salary: $49,526 Annually

    Department: Library/Branch Public Services/West Boynton Branch

    Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach

    JOB ID: 10736

    DESCRIPTION: Administers and oversees the operation of a major section in a branch library. Interprets and explains library policies/procedures to the public and staff; creates/ approves adult programming; provides reference services to patrons; resolves patron complaints /problems; monitors materials budget/selection; recommends the hiring, promotions and terminations of staff; trains and directs professional/ paraprofessional Library System personnel; supervises use of online and electronic resources utilized for public computer classes.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience that includes one (1) year of supervisory or administrative responsibilities in a library.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 30 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Conducting oral presentations/speaking in public; using online/electronic library resources.

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form

     

  • Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II
    Deadline: 06/01/2015

    Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II

    ISSUED: 05/26/2015

    Salary: $14.83 Per Hour

    Department: Library/Outreach Services/Bookmobile

    Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 4289 Cherry Road, WPB

    JOB ID: 10737

    DESCRIPTION: Performs paraprofessional work involving services on the bookmobile; drives the bookmobile; charges and discharges materials to the public; registers borrowers; retrieves library materials; advises public on materials to meet reading needs; assists with maintaining bookmobile collection; notifies patrons when reserved books will be at their bookmobile stop; uses computers for bibliographic searching; performs minor troubleshooting of equipment while the bookmobile is on the road.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; minimum of two (2) years of college-level course work (must specify 60-semester/90-quarter hours) OR one (1) year of college-level course work (must specify 30-semester/45-quarter hours) AND two (2) years of experience working in a library.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Providing customer service involving direct public contact; driving a large vehicle as part of employment (must specify on application); working in a bookstore/with senior citizens; using an automated circulation system/internet/computers in the work environment.

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form