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Temporary Part Time Library Assistant

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL


POST OF TEMPORARY PART TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT

QUALIFICATIONS

1. CHARACTER

Each candidate must be of good character.


2. HEALTH

Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


3. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC.
Candidates shall:


Each candidate must have a good general level of education.


FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

POST OF TEMPORARY PART TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT

1. The employment is temporary. Persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children).

Persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class D rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 5% of their pensionable remuneration.

All persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority will be required in respect of the local Government (Spouses and Children’s Contributory Pension) Scheme to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration in accordance with the terms of the Scheme.

New members joining the Public Sector after the 1st January 2013 will be required to join the Single Public Service Pension Scheme. A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 3% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children). This includes a contribution to a Spouse’s and Children’s Scheme.
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2. PROBATION

Where persons who are not already employees of a Local Authority are employed, the following provisions shall apply:
(a) there shall be a period after such employment takes effect during which such persons shall hold such employment on probation,

(b) such period shall be one year but the Chief Executive may at his or her discretion extend such period,

(c) such persons shall cease to hold employment at the end of the period of probation unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified that the service of such persons is satisfactory.

3. SALARY

€22,893 - €38,339 per annum. (€11.85 hourly rate)

The holder of the post shall pay to the Local Authority any fees or other monies (other than his/her inclusive salary) payable to or received by him/her by virtue of his/her post or in respect of services which he/she is required by or under any enactment to perform.

4. DUTIES

The duties will be consistent with the provision of a modern public library service that is responsive to the changing requirements of customers of all ages and abilities and shall include the following:

• Support Librarians in the delivery of the library service
• Provide courteous service to patrons of all ages and abilities
• Issue and discharge library material
• Process reservations for library material
• Deal with telephone queries, renewals and transactions
• Handle information queries in person, by telephone or electronically
• Help library users retrieve information and access library and other services
• Handling and reconciling cash transactions
• Assist in the organisation and delivery of activities and events – book clubs, storytelling etc
• Book processing – covering, labeling, mending and shelving of library material
• Use of Microsoft Office applications i.e. word processing, access, excel, email etc.


These tasks which are indicative rather than exhaustive are carried out under general guidance.

Persons appointed will be required to work in any location within the Fingal administrative area, including on a relief panel which serves all library branches in Fingal.

5. HEALTH

For the purpose of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for successful candidates, before they are employed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be nominated by the Local Authority.

6. RETIREMENT

Dependant on the relevant the Pension Scheme.

7. RECRUITMENT

A local authority may decide, by reason of the number of persons seeking admission to a competition, to carry out a shortlisting procedure. The number of persons to be invited, in these circumstances, to interview shall be determined by the local authority from time to time, having regard to the likely number of vacancies to be filled.

Selection will be by means of an interview conducted by or on behalf of the local authority. Candidates will be required to pay any expenses incurred by them in attending the interview.

Panels may be formed on the basis of such interviews. Candidates whose names are on a panel and who satisfy the local authority that they possess the qualification declared for the post and that they are otherwise suitable for employment may, within the life of the panel, be employed as appropriate vacancies arise.

The local authority shall require a person to whom employment is offered to take up such employment within a period of not more than 6 weeks and if he or she fails to take up the employment within such period or such longer period as the local authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the local authority shall not employ the person.

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Contact Details

Fingal County Council
County Hall
Main Street, Swords
Co Dublin
Co. Fingal

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