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LIBRARIAN

Organization:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Division:
Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre
City:
London
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C07944 - Library Technician 3 (COR)
Salary:
$936.17 - $1,082.07 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
165170
Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario's correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and in keeping our communities safe.

Do you have a passion for literacy promotion? If so, consider this unique opportunity with the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre to operate and maintain the library program within the correctional facility that meet the leisure and therapeutic needs of inmates.

The Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre is located at: 711 Exeter Road, London (Please click on address link for a map of where the facility is located)

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide a variety of library services including organizing/maintaining the institution's collection of books and other reading and reference materials
• Contribute to the development and implementation of new library services and reading programs
• Assist inmates and staff with inquiries, provide information on library services and programs, as well as deliver books to inmate units
• Maintain a manual and/or automated circulation system
• Maintain organization and coordination of facility's collection of books, take inventory, make purchases for the library, and perform minor book repairs
• Promote and align the library program with the goals of the institution
• Ensure the safety and security of the library work area
• Liaise with institutional and professional staff as well as supervise inmate helpers
• Other duties as required
(Click on "View Job Description" for details)

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have demonstrated experience in operating, maintaining, and providing a variety of library services including knowledge of relevant processes and best practices
• You are able to coordinate a library program that meets the leisure and therapeutic needs of inmates
• You have experience with circulation, referencing, cataloguing, inter-library loaning, and minor repairs of library materials

Analytical, Research, and Organizational Skills

• You can assess inmates' library/reading needs and develop a library program that is aligned with the rehabilitative goals of the institution
• You are able to select suitable reading materials that meet individual inmate needs
• You can catalogue and maintain inventory of library materials
• You can effectively plan and manage own work

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can maintain working relationships with inmates and staff
• You can provide information to library users on the borrowing process and reading programs
• You have writing skills to prepare reports, correspondence, and maintain library stock records
• You have demonstrated tact and courtesy to respond to user requests and supervise inmate helpers

Other Skills

• You are able to understand and comply with organizational policies and procedures in order to maintain the safety and security of the library program
• You are proficient with computer software applications to maintain and search for information as well as prepare correspondence and reports
• You can use automated library information systems

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 711 Exeter Rd, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
3-7
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Note:
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    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 employment 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 employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-CL-165170/21
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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