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County of San Diego: Library Associate (Literacy Program)

County of San Diego

Position: Library Associate (Literacy Program), Recruitment No. 06440507

Deadline: Open until the position is filled.

SALARY: $1,638.40 - $1,963.20 biweekly; $42,598 - $51,043 annually
FILING DEADLINE: Open until further notice. See Series Recruitment statement on reverse.
JOB SUMMARY: Library Associate is a professional library class allocated to the Adult Literacy Program of the County Library. Under the supervision of the Librarian II responsible for literacy coordination, this class is responsible for planning, preparing, and implementing adult literacy activities and services. Incumbents in this class work closely with the Librarian II in developing instructional plans, supporting and monitoring learners and tutors, preparing new curricula and instructional approaches, and communicating with tutors, library staff and the public. Specific responsibilities include assisting in the development and administration of the literacy program; conducting intake assessments of adult learners; assisting in recruiting and orienting new tutors; training literacy tutors; communicating regularly with students and tutors to maintain a supportive environment; evaluating the effectiveness of instruction; coordinating and scheduling learners and tutors; assisting in building and maintaining the literacy materials collection; assisting in planning and implementing family literacy programs, English-as-a-second-language programs, and other library-based adult education programs; recording and maintaining statistics and records of literacy activities; organizing training sessions, workshops, and special literacy activities and events; and assisting in developing partnerships with other agencies.
REQUIREMENTS: Eligible applicants must possess either:
  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, English, Literature, or a related field; OR
  2. Four (4) years of progressively responsible, full-time experience working in the field of literacy, adult education, or with adult non-readers in a literacy program comparable to the San Diego County Library Literacy Program.
Note: A copy of your degree/transcripts must be submitted with the application in order to meet the educational requirement. Experience working with adult non-readers is highly desirable. A combination of qualifying education and experience as described above may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.
ALSO REQUIRED: A valid California class C driver’s license or the ability to arrange transportation for field travel is required throughout employment. Employees may be required to use their personal vehicle. Incumbents use physical strength and agility and may lift and carry materials weighing from 10 to 50 pounds for a distance of up to 3 feet. Occasionally, there is a need to push book carts weighing up to 20-50 pounds.
EVALUATION: The selection process will consist of a preliminary appraisal of applicant’s education and/or experience to determine their eligibility to compete. Qualified applicants will be placed on an employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application.
HOW TO APPLY: Employment applications can be accessed on-line from the Job/Current Recruitments section of the County of San Diego website at All required documentation must be submitted immediately with your application in order to determine your eligibility to compete. Coversheets with additional required documents may be faxed to the Department of Human Resources at (619) 557-4030. You may also pick up and submit your application, along with your attachments, to the Department of Human Resources at the address listed below. For additional information or accommodations, contact Ramona L. Maag at (619) 531-4936 or
CLASS NO. 4405 / DHR1 & SAF (08-28-06)


Department of Human Resources
1600 Pacific Highway, Rm. 207, San Diego, CA 92101; Information: (619) 236-2191; FAX: (619) 685-2458; (MS: A-8)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SD SHRM 2005 Workplace Excellence Award Winner DHR Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: (619) 531-5362
24-Hr. Recorded Job Line: (619) 531-5764; Toll Free Job Line: (866) 880-9374 Hearing Impaired, California Relay Service: 800-735-292

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