Cultural Liaison: Somali – Saint Paul Public Library

Salary: $41,808.00 – $56,326.40 Annually
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Job Type: Part Time
Department: Libraries
Job Number: 17-00964A
Closing: 12/26/2017 4:30 PM Central

General Duty Statement
Performs intermediate level technical work promoting library services to targeted communities of color including immigrant communities. Facilitates and delivers library services with a focus on programs that contribute to children’s literacy development and school readiness as well as programs for adults such as job searching, and digital literacy. Provides direct services in English and/or a language other than English such as leading English language learning, providing translation and interpretation services, and delivering cultural competency training to Saint Paul Public Library staff and the public. Improves the effectiveness of Library communication with communities of color by developing and maintaining key contacts within the Communities. Serves as an internal consultant regarding specific communities of color to Saint Paul Public Library staff. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Information Regarding This Position:
There is one part time position open. The position will require finalists to demonstrate their ability to communicate fluently in Somali. This position will work in the Rondo Community Library (461 Dale St. N., St. Paul, MN 55104) for approximately 4-8 hours per week and is expected to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Cultural Liaison Job Description.

The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety. Learn more about the City of Saint Paul and the Mayor’s Racial Equity Strategy.

Requirements

Must meet one of the following, as designated in the job announcement:
• A bachelor’s degree.
• Two years of college (60 semester credits) and two years of reference and referral library services experience.
• A Certificate in Urban Library Services or equivalent certification and one year of library services experience.
• Four years of experience in a social service agency providing direct client service and one year of library services experience.
• Four years of experience in a social service agency providing direct client service plus 12 college semester credits.

By Closing Date, you MUST
• Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
• Upload the following required documents via the online application system. You will not be able to submit your application without these documents attached. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
– A legible copy of your proof of certification in Urban Library Services if applicable.
– A legible copy of your resume (required).
– A legible copy of your proof of education (unofficial transcript is acceptable), if meeting the minimum qualifications with education.

Selection Process Information

Qualifications Rating:
The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and your resume (required). Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and any attachments. You must submit your completed application, supplemental questionnaire and any attachments by the application deadline.

Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible lists created from Open Job Posting: This job posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. Non-promotional eligible lists typically are pass/fail and promotion eligible lists are typically ranked. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. If the open eligible list created contains a veteran, one open list will exist. If and when there are no veterans remaining on the eligible list (i.e. hired, withdrawn) from an open list that also contains promotional candidates, two lists will be created: one open list and one promotion list. If two lists exist, the promotion list must be exhausted before the open list is considered.

Condition of Employment: This position will require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.

Human Resources Contact Information:
Diane Turnbull at 651-266-6506
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490
E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov

To refer back to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

Veteran’s Preference for Promotional/Internal Candidates: If you are a disabled veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statutes 197.455 you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 and confirmation from the Veterans Administration of a permanent service-connected disability rated at fifty percent (50%) or more preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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