Senior Library Assistant (PIDG/LA 2) (Vacant)

Salary Range: $ 852,190 – $ 988,280 per annum



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



  • Prepares individual work plan;
  • Provides assistance to librarian in the maintenance of collection of  books, periodicals, magazines, newspaper,  audiovisual and other materials
  • Assists with cataloguing & classification of Library Materials;
  • Enters cataloguing data into the library’s automated system;
  • Completes cataloguing records where only partial copy is available;
  • Ascertains and assigns subject headings and cross-reference;
  • Guides readers in the use of the Library;
  • Issues materials to readers and instructs them in the use of research tools;
  • Replaces materials issued to readers;
  • Processes resources for placement on shelf;
  • Conducts inventory of library resources;
  • Prepares and files client’s cards;
  • 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;
  • Prepares accessions lists and maintains record of library use;
  • Abstracts and indexes journals
  • Indexes  materials for the pamphlet collection
  • Maintains circulation files and records;
  • Recognizes material for bindery and make recommendations to the Librarian;
  • Assists in the mounting of displays/exhibitions;
  • Distributes posters and brochures;
  • Assists with receiving and dealing with the public, telephone queries, attending meetings and workshops




Core Competencies


  • Strong presentation, written, oral and communication skills
  • Good human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • Analytical Thinking skills
  • Good leadership, and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in teamwork and cooperation
  • Strong goal/result orientation
  • Compliance
  • Good integrity/ethics exercised in the performance of duties

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of Government’s regulations and procedures
  •  Knowledge of the Ministry’s  policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of  library policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Universal Decimal Classification Scheme and Cataloguing
  • Knowledge of the  Access To Information Act
  • Knowledge of abstracting and indexing skills
  • Research and bibliographic skills
  • Interviewing techniques in relation to client needs
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer software and computer applications



  • 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


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