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Library Assistant I

Jackson County Public Library

  • Start Date: May 23, 2022
  • Starting Salary: $10.50 per hour

Jackson County Public Library seeks a 20 hour per week Library Assistant I for the circulation department. Applicant must possess basic computer skills, enjoy working with the public, and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Evening and weekend hours are required. Responsibilities include checking materials in and out, creating, updating, and maintaining library user records, collecting fines and fees, assisting library patrons, and any other duties that may arise in daily library operations. Customer service experience and high school diploma or GED is mandatory. Preference will be given to those with previous library experience. Salary is $10.50 per hour.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Tracy Fitzmaurice, County Librarian
Jackson County Public Library
(828)586-2016
tfitzmaurice@fontanalib.org

Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022 - 12:45pm

Seasonal Circulation Assistant I

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library

  • Start Date: June 1, 2022
  • Starting Salary: $10.50 per hour

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library has one open position for a Seasonal Circulation Assistant I.  The position begins June 1, 2022 and lasts through Sept. 15, 2022.  Starting wage is $10.50/hr.  Position is up to 20 hours a week.  Saturdays and some evenings required.

Applicants must be energetic, possess basic computer skills, and be customer service oriented. Job duties include staffing the circulation desk, assisting patrons, collecting fines and fees, and completing other duties that may arise during daily library operations.

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is a dynamic small library that serves as a community gathering place for the area’s full-time and part-year residents. 

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Serenity Richards, Branch Librarian
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
249 Frank Allen Rd
P.O. Box 2127
Cashiers, NC 28717
(828)743-0215
srichards@fontanalib.org

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:45am

Finance Specialist

Headquarters

  • Start Date: June 1, 2022
  • Starting Salary: $15.00 - $15.50 per hour

Fontana Regional Library seeks a part-time Finance Specialist. An employee in this position performs accounting duties, processing invoices, deposits, and payroll, monitoring and reconciling accounts, and related work as apparent or assigned. This employee acts as the document retention specialist for the library system. Work is accomplished in accordance with Fontana Regional Library (FRL) policies, guidelines, and procedures. Work is performed under the supervision of the Finance Officer.

Qualifications required for the Finance Specialist include an Associate’s Degree in Business or Accounting, or equivalent experience. Preference will be given to those with three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping. The successful candidate should have a commitment to quality customer service with excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities for the Finance Specialist include creating and tracking purchase orders, preparing and processing invoices and bills, and writing checks. Payroll duties include enrolling new employees, maintaining employee records, processing direct deposit, payroll taxes, and other electronic transfers. Records management includes organizing and storing financial and personnel data in accordance with library policies and regulations, and federal and state laws. The Finance Specialist assists with the annual audit. Maintaining confidentiality and privacy of protected records is expected for this position. The successful candidate should have a commitment to quality customer service with excellent communication skills.

The Finance Specialist is a part-time position of 25 hours per week. Starting salary is $15.00 per hour accompanied by paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave and retirement benefits. The position is available beginning June 1, 2022.

Applicants should complete and submit the Fontana Regional Library application located on this page. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Karen Wallace, Library Director
Macon County Public Library
149 Siler Farm Rd. 
Franklin, NC 28734
(828)524-3600
kwallace@fontanalib.org

Headquarters is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 2:15pm

Finance Officer

Headquarters

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Starting Salary: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 a year

The Fontana Regional Library is a public library system serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties. A staff of 65 provide educational, informational recreational services at six member libraries in the three county region. Fontana is located the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina and is home to numerous outdoor activities including whitewater sports, mountain biking, and hiking. The area has a wide variety of cultural, arts, and historical attractions and events. This location is an hour from Asheville shopping and airport and is home to Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Fontana is seeking a full-time qualified professional to serve as part of the Library’s management team. The purpose of this job is to manage the accounting, financial reporting and financial data analysis for Fontana Regional Library. This position works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to the Director of Fontana Regional Library and Board of Trustees of Fontana Regional Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Manages the accounting, financial reporting, and data analyses for the Library’s finances.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages all aspects of the Library’s financial operations.
  • Executes financial analyses, financial reporting, and the annual financial and compliance audits.
  • Monitors, reviews, updates and develops accounting processes and procedures using best practices ensuring sound internal controls.
  • Provide guidance and training to accounting and library staff as required.
  • Works closely with external auditors in preparation and completion of the annual financial audit and compliance audit.
  • Performs monthly operating account reconciliation.
  • Develops and manages regional library budget.
  • Attends Regional Library Board of Trustees meetings, reports on financial operations, recommends policies and budget amendments, and serves as fiscal officer to the Board.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates any assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules of any assigned staff; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or related field with two (2) years of experience in accounting; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in governmental accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CFGM), or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO).

SALARY RANGE is $45,000-$55,000 plus a generous benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, local government retirement plan, 401(k) program, and employee assistance program.

AVAILABLE: May 2022

TO APPLY: Download and complete the Fontana Regional Library Employment Application. Send the application, along with a cover letter and résumé to the contact listed below.

Complete the . Send the application, along with a cover letter and résumé to:
Karen Wallace, Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

For questions about the position, contact Karen Wallace at (828) 524-3600 or at kwallace@fontanalib.org.

Headquarters is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022 - 1:15pm