Library Assistant (PIDG/LA 1) (Vacant)

Salary Range: $ 677,673 – $ 785,892 per annum

JOB PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Librarian, the Library Assistant will assist in providing easy access to the information resources of the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  1. Assists with cataloguing & classification of Library Materials
  2. Ascertains and assigns subject headings and cross-reference
  3. Guides readers in the use of the Library
  4. Issues materials to readers
  5. Replaces materials issued to readers
  6. Assists in the selection of materials for acquisition by the Library by perusing materials such as journals, bibliographies and catalogues to ascertain the availability of materials for the Library
  7. Prepares accessions lists and maintains record of library use
  8. Performs other related duties such as receiving and dealing with the public, telephone queries, attending meetings and workshops
  9. Assists in the mounting of displays/exhibitions
  10. Distributes posters and brochures
  11. Performs any other related duties assigned from time to time

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

Core Competencies

 

  • Oral communication skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Methodical
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Compliance
  • Use of Technology

Technical Competencies

  • Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of Universal Decimal Classification Scheme and Cataloguing Skills
  • Knowledge of Access to Information Act
  • Knowledge of abstracting and indexing skills
  • Interviewing techniques in relation to client needs
  • Research and bibliographic skills

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Certificate in Library Science.
  • One (1) year in a similar position.

 

Applications with résumés are to be submitted no later than Thursday December 1, 2022, to:

Senior Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health & Wellness

10A Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 10

jobs@moh.gov.jm

 

The Ministry of Health & Wellness thanks all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.