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Hillsborough County Government

Principal Library Assistant (#PRLIBAGENK) GENK
$15.15-$24.06 Hourly / $2,626.00-$4,170.40 Monthly / $31,512.00-$50,044.80 Yearly


Performs supervisory and clerical library duties.


An Associate's from an accredited college or university; and
Two years of clerical library experience, including one year as a Senior Library Assistant.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of library services, practices and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the organization and functions of a public library.
  • Working knowledge of library automated systems and personal computers.
  • Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal classification numbers.
  • Working knowledge of basic mathematical functions including counting money.
  • Some knowledge of general library collections including automated databases.
  • Skill in the operation and basic maintenance of computers and office equipment.
  • Skill in keyboarding.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer terminal to accurately enter data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to accurately sort, file, and/or retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical and chronological systems.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, bend and kneel.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Supervises the work of clerical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and/or reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Assists in hiring new staff.
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements new work procedures and methods.
  • Oversees clerical functions in the areas of circulation, collection, cataloging, filing, ordering and shelving.
  • Oversees, prepares, and makes monetary deposits.
  • Assumes incharge responsibilities of the function or branch, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PRLIBAGENK; EST: 12/4/1996; REV: 4/30/2010;