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TPV - Library Technical Assistant I - (Main Library - Deaf Services Center) - San Francisco Public Library (3616) - 134079

Recruitment: RTF0134078-00601063

Published: May 01, 2023


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Department: Public Library
Job class: 3616-Library Technical Assistant I
Salary range: $84,630.00 - $102,856.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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Application Opening – Friday, April 21, 2023
Application Deadline – This recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than 5:00pm on Friday, May 05, 2023.
Compensation Range: $78,780 - $95,758 Annually 
Recruitment ID: RTF0134078-00601063

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV), limited to no more than 3 years in duration. This temporary position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will be subject to the Permanent Civil Service examination process. Successful participation in the Permanent Civil Service examination and selection through an open competitive process is needed in order to be considered for the permanent appointment.

San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse communities. The library system includes the architecturally significant Main Library in the city’s Civic Center, 27 neighborhood branch libraries, two administrative buildings and four bookmobiles. With a collection of more than 3.7 million items, and circulation exceeding 11 million each year, SFPL serves more than 6 million visitors annually. The library system has extraordinary political and fiscal support that mandates an annual funding allocation from the city’s property tax revenues, resulting in a budget of $171.2 million in FY 22. With a strong budget, SFPL has approximately 900 employees committed to outstanding public service.

San Francisco Public Library must build a culture, space, and workplace that is accessible and welcoming to all current and future employees, and to actively build an environment in which all people, regardless of background, identity, or ability, can be equal participants. In this way, our staff at all organizational levels can reflect the communities we serve. A safe, equitable workplace is an actively anti-racist workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace means aligning with the lived realities of people of color. Learn more about SFPL Racial Equity Commitment.

Role description

Under general supervision of the Access Services Manager, the 3616 Library Technical Assistant I performs technical library work in support of the Deaf Services Center and makes a positive contribution for a pleasant and professional work environment. This is a full-time position with a work schedule of Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: a variety of technical and clerical duties; processing newly-received materials; identifying library materials in need of repair; providing public service, often in American Sign Language (ASL), at the circulation desk; locating materials, giving directional information and referring patrons to appropriate service points, providing information and responding to inquires made in person, on video phone in ASL, teletypewriters (TTY) or by regular or electronic mail; assisting library patrons in use of informational indexes and files; processing library card applications, books and periodicals; processing interlibrary loans and special requests; conducting physical and bibliographic searches for library materials or information; checking patron records to verify that records are up to date; aiding the Access Services Manager in administrative tasks such as adjusting daily desk schedules for the Deaf Services Center and communicating procedures to other staff;  writing routine correspondence; compiling information/data, and generating reports; assisting in preparing exhibits and displays related to the Center; support publicity efforts; maintain informational bulletin board of interest to Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons and the Deaf Community; work to effect the priorities of the Center and the Main Library; assist in opening and closing the Center and in keeping it orderly and pleasant; may provide training to library personnel; and performs other job- related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:
An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Library Information Technology; OR

Completion of a Library Information Technology certificate program from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of full-time verifiable experience in library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services, equivalent to the duties performed by class 3610 Library Assistant, in the City and County of San Francisco; OR

Two (2) years of full-time verifiable experience in library work in the areas of technical services, circulation, cataloging and/or information services, equivalent to the duties performed by class 3610 Library Assistant, in the City and County of San Francisco.

Additional Language Requirement:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) - A language test will be administered to verify ASL skills.

Desired Qualification(s):

  •  An active commitment to public service  
  • Ability to interact successfully with a diverse population
  • Ability to instruct the public and staff in the use of computers, office software programs, and library related databases  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor(s), co-workers, and the public  
  • Ability to perform as a team player
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change

The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of the application.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility and disqualification. 

Selection Procedures: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview. 

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

Official Public Health Order -Shelter in Place: In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Exam Analyst listed at the end of this job ad.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please send your inquires to Christian Molina, Human Resources Analyst at 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.