DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is varied and difficult clerical work requiring a thorough understanding of library rules, procedures and policies. The principal differs from the senior level in the level of independent judgment in handling of library procedures and special projects. Incumbents may be responsible for training and/or overseeing the work of lower level library employees. The Principal Library Clerk works closely with higher level library administrators to assist with organizational and program development. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work; good knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System; thorough knowledge of library filing and shelving rules; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to accurately operate an alphanumeric keyboard such as a typewriter or personal computer; ability to write legibly; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level education may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512