Tribal Document and Library Management Student Worker – MN DNR (St. Paul)

Job Title: Tribal Document and Library Management Student Worker – Student Worker Para Prof Sr
Job ID: 37089
Location: St. Paul
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Limited

Job Class:  Student Worker Para Professional Senior
Working Title:  Tribal Document and Library Management Student Worker

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:  11/18/2019
Closing Date:  12/02/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Department of Natural Resources
Division/Unit:  Operations Services
Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday
Travel Required:  No
Salary Range: $16.08 – $19.60/hourly
Classified Status:  Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union:  207 – AFSCME
Work Location: St. Paul, MN
AFSCME Work Area:  Central Office Headquarters – Division of Operations Services
Employment Condition:  Limited, Part-Time
Anticipated End Date:  June 2020
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible:  No

Job Summary:

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides outdoor recreation activities and manages Minnesota’s natural resources to create economic opportunity and a sustainable quality of life. We are driven to find talented, innovative employees to help us carry out this mission.

The Tribal Document and Library Management Student Worker assists with projects that advance the DNR’s capacity to manage its important tribal documents and library collection.  This includes projects that advance the DNR’s access to important tribal documents, facilitate the agency’s transition to electronic records management, and optimize the DNR’s library collection to meet agency and staff needs.

The anticipated dates for this temporary, part-time (50%) Student Worker position are from approximately December 2019 through June 2020. Working hours and days will be flexible around student’s class schedule. The position’s work days are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, 10-15 hours per week while class is in session, and 20-30 hours per week during school breaks.


To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker, you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be “off” for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. As a student, you must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution, he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.

  • Completion of two (2) years of post-secondary education in library, information science, or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner.
  • Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Excel for inventories and Microsoft Word for procedure and guideline documents.
  • Ability to pay attention to details to produce accurate work products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of document and records management and/or library science and library operations sufficient to assist with document inventories and refinement of document/records management tools such as taxonomies and metadata.
  • Ability to refine document management tools and guidelines that meet internal customer needs.
  • Professional, intern, or volunteer experience working in a professional or academic setting on projects in library, information science, records management, or related fields.

Physical Requirements:

Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements:

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  1. Employment Reference Check
  2. SEMA4 Records Check
  3. Criminal History Check
  4. Education/License Verification
Why Work For Us:

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees.  This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers.  We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

For more information on how to apply:

Go to MN Careers and search for Job ID: 37089