Application Process

Candidates are invited to submit an online application with a cover letter and a resume in NEOGOV for a job opportunity listed below. (If no jobs are listed, there are no openings at this time.) To learn about additional employment opportunities, please go to the City of Seattle's Job Opportunities site. 

Jobs for Librarians

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Our reference librarians are generalists with a wide range of knowledge, but they may have special expertise in one or more subjects as well. Technical librarians work behind the scenes, where they select, catalog and care for books and other materials. Many of our staff members are fluent in languages other than English, which helps us serve our diverse community.

Invitation to Compete #11-24: Adult Services Librarian

Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time (64 hours per two-week pay period)

Hourly pay rate: $41.69 – $50.55 

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees. Please submit your NEOGOV application, cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2024 to be considered.

Invitation to Compete #05-24: Regional Manager (2 positions)

Two positions are available:

Mid-City East Region (Capitol Hill, Douglass-Truth, Madrona-Sally Goldmark and Montlake branches)

Mid-City West Region (Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia and Queen Anne branches)

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Annual salary range: $116,802.72 - $141,691.68 (2024 pay rate)

These are regular, full-time, benefited positions that are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The hours for these appointments may include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 

This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees. Please review the How to Apply section of the bulletin for important application information. This recruitment is open until the position is filled. Online applications that have been submitted in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 6, 2024 will receive first consideration.

All Other Jobs

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Many essential jobs within the Library do not require a library degree, and those positions range from administrative professionals and support staff, information technology professionals, drivers who transport books and other materials, to workers who maintain our buildings and grounds, and security officers who keep patrons and staff free from harm.

Invitation to Compete #09-24: Intermittent Library Associate IV (15 Vacancies)

Central Library and Various Branch Libraries, City of Seattle
Intermittent, FLSA non-exempt, part-time, on-call position 

These positions may be deployed to any Seattle Public Library location. 

These positions will be assigned a maximum of 1040 hours per 12 month period. 

This is a non-exempt, temporary on-call employment opportunity and may end at any time at the discretion of the Library. With the exception of sick leave, this classification is not eligible for benefits. In lieu of benefits, premium pay starting at 5% is applied in addition to the pay rate for this appointment based on hours worked. 

Hourly Rate: $36.16

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks in length.

This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. This recruitment will remain open until all positions are filled. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2024 for first consideration. 

Invitation to Compete #08-24: Intermittent Library Associate II

Central Library and Various Branch Libraries, City of Seattle
Intermittent, FLSA non-exempt, part-time, on-call 

These positions may be deployed to any Seattle Public Library location.
 
These positions will be assigned a maximum of 1040 hours per 12 month period. 
This is a non-exempt, temporary on-call employment opportunity and may end at any time at the discretion of the Library. The initial duration of appointment may not exceed one (1) year. With the exception of sick leave, this classification is not eligible for benefits. In lieu of benefits, premium pay starting at 5% is applied in addition to the pay rate for this appointment based on hours worked. 
 
Hourly rate: $27.28 
 
Hours will include weekdays, weekends, and evenings. These positions are part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks in length.
 
This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. This recruitment will remain open until all positions are filled. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV ​by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2024 for first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #06-24: Operations Manager – Public Services Scheduling

Central Library, Library Programs and Services Division, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Regular, FLSA exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)
 
Pay range: $45.19 - $54.94 per hour
 
Hours will include weekdays, every other weekend, and some evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. 

This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. This recruitment is open until the position is filled. Online applications that have been submitted in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2024 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #04-24: Building Maintenance Worker

Central Library, Maintenance Services, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full time, 80 hours per pay period (40 hours per week) - multiple vacancies
 
$29.37 - $35.65 per hour (2022 pay rate)

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
 
This position is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. This recruitment will be open until filled.

Student Assistant Program

Student Assistant

The Student Assistant Program enables students who are enrolled in high school, undergraduate degree, vocational or G.E.D. programs to gain work experience in a public library. This employment program for teens and young adults promotes teamwork, service to the community, and provides valuable support for the Library.

Student Assistants work in the Central Library and in Library branches throughout Seattle. Their job duties vary by location and include sorting, shelving and retrieving books and other materials; processing materials for use; sorting and routing materials using the Dewey Decimal System and other alphanumeric filing schemes. In Library branches, Student Assistants may also be asked to check materials in and out, help staff provide service to Library patrons, and provide support duties.

 

Employee Benefits

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We offer a benefits package that covers employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and dependents. Employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, generous vacation and sick leave policies and much more.