Teen Services Specialist


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(Applications must be completed by 9:00 p.m. on the day of the posting end date listed)

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Rainbow Library
3150 N. Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas
United States of America
Library Operations

This is a full-time position (40-hours per week). The hourly range is $20.83 to $33.33 per hour.

DEFINITION: This position performs a variety of paraprofessional work to support the programs, partnerships, and/or operations of a Teen Services Department, Youth Services Department, and/or Teen Tech Center at a branch library.

Essential and marginal functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

1.    Provides exceptional internal and external customer service to promote a positive patron experience.

2.    Assists teens and other youth with a variety of projects that support planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage their skills and experience.

3.    Instructs teens and other youth with the use of a variety of technical equipment and software programs.

4.    Provides reference and other services to teens and other library patrons by searching files, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

5.    Ensures physical maintenance and proper location of library materials and equipment related to the department.

6.    Supports the implementation of special programs and exhibits to improve teen communication, creativity, and job skills; and to encourage greater patronage of the Library District.

7.    Prepares and conducts programs targeted for teens and other youth.

8.    Ensures that the calendar of programs, activities, and events for the department is maintained.

9.     Supports volunteer mentors, ensuring they work effectively with teens and other youth.

10.    Conducts outreach to external organizations including schools, community centers, and other organizations to promote library services.

11.    Maintains knowledge of Teen Services and/or Youth Services.

12.    Provides information about District-wide activities, facilities, and services.
13.    Interacts extensively in person, over the telephone, and electronically in the general correspondence with Library District staff and management, other library systems, outside agencies, partners, vendors, and the general public.    

14.    Responds to public and staff inquiries in a courteous and timely manner.

15.    Maintains compliance with the Library District, Branch, Teen Services and Youth Services Department policies and procedures and explains policies and procedures to patrons and staff.

16.    Conducts tours of the department for teachers, students, schools, and other interested groups.

17.    Decorates the department with appropriate accessories utilizing teen created artwork and projects.

18.    Maintains, tracks, and files a variety of patron and statistical data and records.

19.    Utilizes a variety of electronic devices, sound recording equipment, printers, automated library systems, and software programs including e-mail, Internet, social media, and other digital tools and resources.

20.    Provides basic computer maintenance, including file management, trouble-shooting, and technical support.

21.    Attends and/or conducts meetings and training sessions onsite and offsite, and participates in sharing ideas and issues in support of collaborate projects across networks.

22.    Exercises limited decision making skills.

23.    Schedules public use of equipment, when appropriate.

24.    Maintains positive communication between branch staff, other departments, and Library District Administration.

25.    Operates library and general office equipment including but not limited to copy machine, telephone, and fax machine.

26.    Maintains a safe environment for both staff and patrons.

27.    Promotes and supports the overall mission of the District by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness (D.E.I.), as well as participate in maintaining a respectful and positive work environment. All applicants will be considered for employment without bias. All ethnicities, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veterans or disability status are encouraged and welcomed to apply.


Bachelor’s degree required. Substantial coursework in teen literature AND/OR development OR equivalent training and/or experience working with teens.

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting these posted qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Nevada Driver’s License at the time of hire.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit or stand for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks are performed in adverse environmental conditions.

The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles through 25 branch libraries and online. The Library District is a vibrant member of the community with committed staff who work to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness, community connection and basic literacy.