Library Assistant II-Bilingual

Library Assistant II-Bilingual

  • Full Time
  • Truckee
Truckee Library/Nevada County Library
10031 Levon Ave.
(530) 582-7819
About Truckee Library/Nevada County Library

Interviews will be held the week of December 5th

Interested in strengthening your career in the public service library? Consider working as a Library Assistant II for the Nevada County Truckee Library. Individuals will perform the full range of assigned duties in an independent manner and receive only occasional instruction. Duties may include, but not limited to, providing excellent customer service, working the circulation desk, assisting with programs, and shelving materials. In addition to the expertise and skills of Library Assistant II, individuals will maintain a variety of manual and computerized record-keeping systems.

This position is known as the Adult Literacy Coordinator for our Truckee Library, and it is a full-time position. The Library Assistant II will spend half of their time coordinating the Truckee Library’s Adult and Family Literacy programs, and the other half on traditional library duties. Regarding the literacy coordinator role, responsibilities include finding local qualified volunteer tutors, matching adult learners to volunteer tutors, planning and executing literacy-related programming, as well as reporting on the use of literacy-related grant funds. Literacy coordination is focused very heavily on working with adults who are non-English speakers who are seeking to become proficient in English or are seeking tutoring to complete a high school education. Spanish language skills are required for this position. Spanish test may be administered prior to hire to ensure level of fluency. This position will work closely with the half-time Literacy Coordinator based at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

Other vital skills include:

  • Standard and accepted library terminology and standard library practices
  • Standard and accepted library materials and equipment
  • Administrative/operational procedures and practices of the County’s Library System operations and procedures

A library assistant is an integral part of advancing your career in the field of library whose mission is to focus community attention on the value of the public library system! This position is crafted for individuals who have graduated from high school and at least one year of progressively responsible experience performing duties equivalent to a Library Assistant I in Nevada County. An alternative course would be to have an Associate of Art or Associate of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. If you have the knowledge of utilizing designated word processing, spreadsheet, and/or database software programs accurately and optimally, that’s a plus!


This position will have an additional 10% Truckee differential pay and could be eligible for the rural health subsidies. Upon Spanish test completion and passing score there is an additional 5% bilingual pay.

Position includes salary adjustments based on merit within the classification of employment. On each salary anniversary date, until an employee reaches the maximum salary step for the employee’s salary range, salary and shall be advanced to the next higher step of the employee’s salary range unless the employee’s service is not satisfactory.

The position is fully benefited. The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package which is valued at 50% of your pay (meaning, consider the value of your benefits as half again what your pay is). The benefits package includes:

  • CalPERS retirement plan, a defined benefit plan,
  • Medical—several choices of HMO and PPO plans
  • Dental—a “best in the business” dental plan which offers a generous per-year maximum
  • Vision—includes annual eye exams and a generous annual frame allowance
  • Life Insurance—equal to $50,000 with an option to purchase additional, supplementary life insurance at group rates to you
  • Flexible Spending Account—set aside on a pre-tax basis, up to the IRS maximum for eligible health-related expenses,

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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