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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
07944 - Library Technician 3
$881.90 - $1,019.36 Per Week* Amended salary information noted under Job ID
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The correct salary range for this position is $868.87 to $1004.30 per week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions

The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and service-oriented individual to operate and maintain a library within the correctional facility.

If you have a passion for books and like to engage people through reading, then don't miss this unique opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Organize and maintain the library's collection of books, periodicals and publications
• Provide circulation and reference services, arrange inter-library loans, as well, acquire, catalogue and classify library materials
• Assist offenders with inquiries and provide information on library stocks, services and procedures
• Maintain a manual and automated circulation system
• Organize and re-arrange books on shelves
• Assist in the development and implementation of new library services and programs
• Supervise and instruct offender workers

Please Note:
• This position will require occasional travel within the region
• This position supervises offender helpers. Salary note for Custodial Responsibility Allowance (K-1) applies

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of and experience with library procedures and practices (including circulation, references, minor book repairs, cataloguing, inter-library loans, serials/publications management, etc.) in order to operate, maintain and provide a variety of library services

Analytical and Coordination Skills

• You can perform descriptive cataloguing of library materials by applying appropriate rules and procedures
• You can search for books and other materials for users, and provide assistance in locating and retrieving information, books and periodicals
• You can conduct literature searches using manual and/or automated systems
• You can plan and organize work effectively

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can provide information to users on library stock, borrowing process, inter-library loan process and services, and circulation services
• You can maintain positive working relationships with offenders and staff
• You have good writing skills to prepare correspondence and statistical reports on library activities and library stock
• You can demonstrate tact and courtesy when supervising offender helpers and responding to requests

Computer Skills

• You are proficient with software applications and automated systems to input, update and/or search data, as well, to prepare correspondence and reports

Other Essential Skills

• You are interpret and apply institutional security policies and procedures to maintain the safety and security of the library work area

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2244 Innes Rd, Ottawa, East Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • E-CL-111498/17
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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