Department of Education

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This position does not receive benefits.

Recruitment #13-999999-181

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for ensuring the quality of all library material formats and shipping container content and for the timely and accurate entry of new acquisitions into the library's management system and maintains library materials inventory.


Performs inventory control and assists in maintenance of the collection, shelving,  shelf-reading, retrieving, charging, discharging, and labeling of circulating materials in all formats; oversees inspection and quality control of library materials, including warranty, repair, and withdrawal processes; assists in all circulation functions of Technical Services, including packing library materials for shipment according to National Library Standards (NLS) and US Postal Services standards and guidelines; perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Completion of the eighth grade.  Possession of a GED or High School Diploma is preferred. Experience:  One year experience performing clerical duties in an office environment.    

Experience in a library setting and serving individuals with disabilities is preferred.


1. Additional experience performing clerical duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate may be substituted for six months of the required experience.
3. Six months clerical training with three courses in subjects such as keyboarding, clerical math, word processing, spreadsheets, data base, graphics presentation, proofreading, or office etiquette may be substituted for six months of the required experience.


Skill organizing and completing multiple tasks with close attention to detail; ability to operate specialized equipment to play LBPH supplied materials; ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stepladders to retrieve materials, move and/or push gurneys or carts filled with books and/or library materials; ability to establish and maintain effective harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate with diverse populations including individuals with disabilities.


Must be willing to work on Saturdays on a rotating basis.


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Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. Must be willing to work on Saturdays on a rotating basis.