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Research Services Assistant

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27089525 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $52,451 - $68,800

Position Information

Under the general direction of the Director of Research Services, the incumbent in this position performs daily administration of Research Services unit operations, including the reference service; provides workshop coordination; and supports Research Services projects and spaces, performs work independently and uses paraprofessional and advanced operational and technical skills involving a general knowledge of library practices and procedures; assists in directing student assistants in maintaining an efficient workflow in the reference area.

This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter and will be required to complete trainings and comply with CANRA. Must pass FBI/Department of Justice background check.

The budgeted hiring range for this position is $26.29-$30.86 (Step 3- Step 10). As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Required


Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
PC, laptop, scanner, plotter, printers, public computer terminals, photocopier, telephone, and standard office equipment. Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to establish priorities and organize work to meet time constraints.
Ability to work under pressure with constant interruptions.
Ability to keep accurate statistics.
Ability to exercise independent judgement to make appropriate decisions.
Attention to detail and skill in editing.
Flexibility to accept changes in workflow and guidelines.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people.
Knowledge of and ability to use Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, email and web-browsers.
In depth knowledge of library operations, including knowledge of applicable circulation, public service and acquisitions modules on the online public acquisitions and cataloging system.
Maintain a courteous and helpful attitude to patrons at all times.
Ability to learn to use internal library computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of library and campus emergency procedures.

Ability to train and review work of student assistants.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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