The award-winning San José Public Library (SJPL) team includes more than 500 employees, a 21% bilingual workforce, and has 24 branch libraries across San José, in addition to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, which is the city’s main library jointly operated through a unique partnership with San José State University. SJPL serves a diverse community of more than one-million residents and currently has nearly 700,000 library members. It annually attracts over 6 million visitors (pre-pandemic) and circulates more than 8 million items per year.
Over the past few years, SJPL has cultivated a 21st century library experience dedicated to public service and committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core. In addition to providing library services to the community, SJPL proudly leads two citywide initiatives – the Education and Digital Literacy Strategy and the SJ Access digital equity initiative, which has become the number one provider of free public access to Wi-Fi connectivity, tech device lending, and multi-lingual digital literacy programs and support. SJPL is led by Jill Bourne, City Librarian, who was nationally recognized in 2017 as Library Journal’s “Librarian of the Year.”
SJPL enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. The library department is a place where people do great work and make a difference in our community. To see examples of the impact SJPL’s work has on our community and all that library staff have accomplished in the past calendar year, you can review the SJPL’s 2021 Impact Report. For more information about the department, please visit our website www.sjpl.org. Join us to make a difference!
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.
Pursuant to the City’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City of San Jose is requiring all new hires to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption.
The total salary range for Warehouse Worker I classification is $55,124.16 – $67,136.16 annually or $26.50 – $32.28 hourly.
The total salary range for Warehouse Worker II classification is $57,351.84 – $69,713.28 annually or $27.57 – $33.52 hourly.
This amount includes an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. Actual salary shall be determined by the final candidates’ qualifications and experience.
The San Jose Public Library System is currently recruiting for one full-time and one part time 20-hour a week Warehouse Workers in the Logistics Unit. Both positions are benefited.
Warehouse Workers duties include operating a box truck, completing a daily predetermined scheduled delivery route that includes transport and retrieval, physically loading and unloading assigned delivery truck of library material. Delivery route includes stops at 8-12 library branches within an established time frame. Warehouse Workers also maintain transportation logs and vehicle inspection reports on a daily basis. Warehouse Workers are assigned a delivery route of several branches and are responsible for loading, driving, and unloading a delivery box truck at a loading dock and at multiple locations using a powered lift gate. Duties include receiving of various materials, distribution of mail, interdepartmental deliveries, unpacking and sorting items, lifting and carrying moderately heavy or bulky items; maintaining records and preparing reports; operating and maintaining trucks, forklifts, pallet jacks including electric pallet jacks, carts, hand trucks, and specialized materials handling equipment, reporting any malfunctions with the vehicle and any service issues as required to the supervisor.
Warehouse Workers must be able to follow directions to make planned deliveries on time, have knowledge of basic truck maintenance requirements and know when to report any vehicle issues, and must be able to perform duties unsupervised while on the route and be able to make decisions regarding traffic situations, emergencies on the road, and possibly, alternate routes as needed. Occasional assignments include transporting, assembling, maintaining, and making minor repairs to furniture. Additionally, at times this position may drive the Maker-Space-Ship. The Maker-Space-Ship is an innovative 38’ foot, mobile recreational vehicle (RV) STEM lab and workshop, with a capacity of 20 library users, and provides a variety of tools, including technology, media, video, craft and hardware supplies.
The position is assigned to the Logistics Unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The Logistics Unit provides service to all branches of the San Jose Public Library System and the position requires driving a delivery box truck. The Logistics Unit hours of operation are between 6:00 AM and 4:30 PM, including working Saturdays and Sunday’s on a rotational basis.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
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If you have questions about the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lisa Harding at [email protected]