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Circulation Technician (Library) 


The Martin County Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time (25 hours per week) Circulation Technician. 

The Circulation Technician is responsible for the library’s customer service function during assigned work hours. Additional duties include circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and technical services procedures, as needed for general library operations. The incumbent carries primary responsibility for the main library during evening and weekend hours of operation.


  • Assists patrons in all aspects of library use, including patrons with varying socioeconomic backgrounds and intellectual abilities. Advises patrons how to find materials using the online catalog and within the library itself. Assists patrons with the use of e-collections and public access computers.
  • Uses the library’s automated system to fulfill library functions including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and technical services. Includes issuing library cards and processing library fees.
  • Assists in training and supervision of pages.
  • Maintains order in the library. Maintains awareness of patron activity and responds accordingly. Responds to alarms as necessary. Enforces library policy.
  • Opens and closes library in a timely manner.
  • Serves as branch library substitute when needed.
  • Assists with various projects at the request of the Library Director.
  • Ongoing collection services: Order, process, clean, repair and discard materials. Pull, sort and distribute daily transit items.
  • Performs other work-related duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified. 


The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter moderate emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to standing and sitting. There is continuous exposure to computer keyboards and video screens and moderate exposure to lifting up to 40 pounds.

  • Frequent: Walk; Stand; Lift or carry less than 10 lbs.; Keyboarding; Repetitive movement; Exposed to annoying odor; Exposure to emotional public; Some mental effort and stress involved resulting in frustration; Work requires moderate attention to detail; Work requires high attention to detail.
  • Occasional: Sit; Bend or stoop; Kneel or squat; Work with arms above shoulder; Lift or carry 11-25 lbs.; Lift, carry, push, pull 26-60 lbs.; Exposed to slippery conditions; Exposure to offensive language; Limited mental effort and/or stress; Considerable mental effort and stress.
  • Intermittent: Climbing; Lift, carry, push, pull over 60 lbs.; Exposed to sickening odor; Exposed to high, precarious spaces; Exposure to threats; Work alone; Work with frequent deadlines.

This position is responsible for the use of modern office machines and equipment.



  1. Implicit in the employer-employee relationship is the right of Martin County to rely upon the presence of the employee during assigned hours of work and the obligation of the employee for timely and regular attendance.
  2. Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures, and adheres to the same.
  3. Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, listens well, and respects viewpoints different than own.
  4. Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  5. Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County’s business.
  6. Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  7. Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions.
  8. Provides a high-level of customer satisfaction.
  9. Maintains confidentiality.
  10. Competently performs all required job duties.

Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Position Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Less than one year of progressive experience in related field along with the skills, knowledge and abilities required; or equivalent combined education and experience.


  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Considerable knowledge of the library’s customer service function and the ability to respond to and serve patrons in an effective, efficient and helpful manner.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions of job duties.
  • Considerable knowledge of general library operations.
  • Ability to operate computers, tablets and mobile devices and other general office equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new software programs and web-based systems as necessary.
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinates in an effective, efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and have good public relations skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel between library locations.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Compensation Plan Grade Grade 10 - Starting wage $20.34 per hour (2022)  
Position Circulation Technician (Library)  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/21/2022  
Location Martin County Library (Fairmont)  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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