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Access Services Desk Assistant

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27680856 Full Time Varies $46,542 - $60,364

Position Information

The Access Services Desk Assistant interprets and administers circulation/reserve policies as they apply to library patrons. Provides circulation services to a wide variety of patrons on a regular basis in accordance with the desk schedule. Must be able to work Monday 7:15a-4:15p, Tuesday-Thursday 9:15a-6:15p, Saturday 8:45a-5:15p. Scheduled work hours are subject to change and may vary based on business needs, finals week, summer and intersession periods.

**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. Preferred


Experience Requirement
Demonstrated experience working with the public in a service oriented environment. Required
Experience using the Circulation/Fulfillment module of an Integrated Library System, such as Alma. Required
Experience working with MS Office, email programs, and the internet. Ability to learn specialized software. Required
Experience working at a Circulation Desk. Preferred
Experience working in an academic library environment. Preferred
Experience opening/closing a library facility. Preferred
Experience handling safety and emergency situations. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and push loaded book trucks weighing up to approximately 250 lbs. Required
Must be able to stand and move about the library for long periods of time. Required
Ability to work flexible hours for staffing in back up situations including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hours may vary from quarter to quarter. Required
Must pass FBI/Department of Justice background check Required
This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter and will be required to complete trainings and comply with CANRA. Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work occasional scheduled and unscheduled overtime, emergency call-back, and a flexible schedule as needed.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
Ability to apply special attention to detailed tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and demonstrated use of an online Accounts Receivable System, such as Banner.

Demonstrated ability to train, motivate, and direct the work of others.

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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