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Because the Nebraska State Historical Society is a state agency, all regular paid position openings must be posted through the state of Nebraska's personnel system and all applications must be made through the Division of State Personnel, located on the mall level of the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln. They can be contacted by clicking on the link below, by calling 402-471-2075, or by writing to Division of State Personnel, P.O. Box 94905, Lincoln NE 68509-4905.

Division of State Personnel handles all requests for information on available paid positions and all applications.


NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:
Part time Curator Assistant/Library/Archives


$14.44/Hour

OPENING DATE: 06/09/2014

CLOSING DATE: 06/24/2014 11:59 PM

JOB TYPE: PERM PART TIME

LOCATION: Lincoln

AGENCY: Nebraska State Historical Society

DESCRIPTION:

Under limited supervision, provides professional library services in regard to classifying, processing, cataloging and otherwise describing and managing library materials. Supervision limited to work-study students, interns, or volunteers.

Part time hours / 20 per week.  Flexible schedule
.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Utilizes computer application (Mandarin Library Automation System) to catalog, process, and otherwise manage library materials in the Nebraska History Library. There will be limited copy cataloging (mainly with the use of CatExpress (OCLC) or other copy cataloging databases available on the Web), BUT 50% of the cataloging responsibilities includes performing complex and extensive original cataloging of various types of materials in traditional and newer formats within Mandarin with established procedures and templates. Uses approved methods (accepted practices of library science) to catalog, process and otherwise manage library materials, which may include one or more of the following: books, maps, serials, and other published materials. Verify or provide basic descriptive cataloging and entry points with MARC-tagging according to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), as well as using a modified Dewey Decimal classification system with unique Cutter numbers. Employs research in the course of describing materials. Investigates and evaluates procedures and makes recommendations on ways to improve efficiency of user access to historical published materials emphasizing enhanced bibliographic records while preserving original material and data. Coordinates office operations and available resources to meet assignments. Moves and lifts library materials. Contributes to the formulation and implementation of cataloging policies and procedures and assists in maintenance and enhancement of the online catalog, library inventory and assessing outsourced cataloging work on a limited basis.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIREMENTS:  Post high school coursework/training in library science, archives administration, history, public administration, museum studies or related field and two years of experiencein cataloging, processing or otherwise working with library/archives materials.

PREFERRED: MLS from an ALA accredited program or Bachelors degree/equivalent experience; knowledge of cataloging (MARC format and Dewey Decimal System) and metadata practices with an awareness of current trends and emerging technologies in cataloging and bibliographic control (particularly RDA)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of: the library cataloging responsibilities assigned to the position; the organizational structure, mission, and activities of the Nebraska State Historical Society; sources of information pertinent to the assigned duties; agency policy and procedures; the theories, principles and practices of library science and historical research methods (preferred). Ability to: formulate and recommend alternative courses of action to meet organizational/operational goals and objectives; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and public; give or receive and carry out written and oral supervision; express oneself effectively orally and in writing; use automated systems and other general office equipment to perform duties; organize and describe physical materials and their intellectual content. knowledge and experience with integrated library systems including online catalog management procedures/techniques; experience using a bibliographic utility (preferably OCLC); working knowledge of the application and interpretation of cataloging standards (AACR2 & LCSH); understanding of the principles of library authority control; accuracy, attention to detail and good organizational skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

STATE JOBS OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94905
Lincoln, NE 68509-4905
402-471-2075
state.jobs@nebraska.gov



NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:
Part time Facilities Maintenance Technician I

SALARY:$10.39 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 06/13/2014

CLOSING DATE: 06/27/2014 11:59 PM

JOB TYPE: PERM PART TIME

LOCATION: Omaha

AGENCY: Nebraska State Historical Society

DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, performs basic, routine maintenance and manual labor tasks in a variety of building, grounds, and equipment maintenance activities. Incumbent works individually. Person will be responsible for maintaining positive and helpful interaction with Ford Center clients and with routine cleaning of the building.

Position is located at 1326 South 32nd Street in Omaha. 

Salary effective 7-1-14.


Hours:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday.  

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Moves, loads, and unloads materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment; tears down modular furniture, reconstructs modular furniture. Assists with performing routine painting and plastering of interior and exterior building surfaces, signs, furniture, and equipment. Performs minor repair of furniture, doors, windows, shelves, and floors. Performs minor repair of water lines, sinks, and stools, unclogging drains and sewers, and replacing faucets, valves, and washers. Replaces light bulbs, outlets, and switches, and greases and oils electric motors and fans. Performs minor repairs and adjustments on a variety of machines and equipment such as air conditioners, chillers, furnaces, boilers, pumps, fan assemblies, mowers, automotive vehicles, and grounds equipment. May maintain grounds by seeding, fertilizing, applying pesticides, watering, mowing, and trimming grass, weeding flower beds, trimming trees and shrubs, and removing snow and ice from sidewalks and parking areas. Cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes lavatories, sinks, mirrors, pipes, and other fixtures using disinfectants or other chemical solutions. Washes walls, windows, and ceilings using ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment. Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, refinishes, waxes, and polishes floor surfaces using dust mops, wet mops, machine scrubs, stripping, refinishing and polishing agents and industrial size equipment; shampoos and vacuums carpets and similar material; selects and mixes cleaning or chemical solutions. Observes building or facility standards of sanitation and safety in cleaning procedures, i.e., frequent changing of cleaning water and mop heads and correct use of antibacterial agents. Empties individual trash containers, replaces old trash liners with new, and removes trash from buildings or facilities; physically lifts and moves material or objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Maintains and repairs/replaces minor components of cleaning equipment; informs immediate supervisor of broken/malfunctioning equipment and fixtures to facilitate repair or replacement. Pick mail up daily and get supplies from vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to perform essential duties in a safe manner and work the hours assigned.

OTHER:  Valid driver's license or provide independent authorized transportation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of: the standard tools and practices of various building and mechanical trades. Skill in: the use of a variety of basic hand tools, power tools, and maintenance equipment. Ability to: perform minor repairs in a variety of building and mechanical trades; understand and follow instructions; use/operate hand and power tools and power equipment in a safe manner; perform manual labor.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov

STATE JOBS OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94905
Lincoln, NE 68509-4905
402-471-2075
state.jobs@nebraska.gov


 

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