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

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

 

JOB PURPOSE

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.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • 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

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

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

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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