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HARRIS COUNTY Library Program Specialist - Bilingual - Galena Park in Galena Park, Texas

Position Description The Library Program Specialist is responsible for creating and promoting programs for all ages. Provides customer service, reader’s advisor, basic reference service, and supports lab activities. Exemplifies the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services. JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: * Provides customer service, reader’s advisory, and basic reference service within and beyond our walls * Plans and conducts training classes, programs, and community outreach to customers of all ages * Promotes library services to all ages in the community * Collaborates with the branch team to develop, implement, and market programs in the library and community * Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with local schools and community organizations * Develops an engaging and attractive library collection * Trouble shoots equipment problems * Attends staff meetings, activities, and/or professional conferences, and actively serves on committees * Performs other duties as assigned Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email Requirements * Bachelor's degree in any field and * One (1) year of library experience OR * Associates degree in any field and * Three (3) years of library experience OR * High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and * Five (5) years of library experience PLUS * One (1) year of Customer Service experience * Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) * Proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) * Proficient with the Internet and Office 365 * Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment * Ability to work well with the public and staff members * Must use your personal mobile device for our Multifactor Authentication process * Bilingual in Spanish/English PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Some duties would require the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time. NOTE: To qualify for this position, required experience, education, knowledge, and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but *we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.* General Information WORK ENVIRONMENT: * This job typically operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. At times, work can be performed in an outdoor environment and possible exposure to inclement weather or various temperature changes. There could be exposure to dangerous or aggressive/adverse populations. * LOCATION:* * Galena Park Branch Library HOURS: * Full-Time; 40 Hours a Week * Typical shifts are Day, Evening, Nights, Weekends, etc SALARY: * Paid Biweekly * Based on 26 Pay Periods Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date. Salary: $18.07 Hourly Location: Galena Park, TX Job Type: Regular Full-time Department: Public Library Job Number: 06563 Max Number of Applicants: 85 Closing: 7/11/2021 11:59 PM Central Agency: Harris County Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002 Website: