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Employer/Library: Poplar Creek Public Library District

Library Type:  Public

County:  Cook/DuPage

Position Information

Job Title:  Head of Maintenance

FT/PT:  Full Time exempt position

Hours:  37.5 hours/week

Salary: Beginning at $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 commensurate with experience

Position Description: 

The Poplar Creek Public Library District is seeking a dependable, capable and knowledgeable leader to be the manager of our Maintenance Department.  Qualified applicants should have experience managing building operations and security, maintaining building systems including heating/cooling plant operations (HVAC) and general maintenance of building and grounds.

Job duties include:

The maintenance, operation and condition of library building and grounds including but not limited to:

·         Soliciting bids from, and oversight of cleaning companies, snow removal, grounds services, HVAC maintenance, pump maintenance and general facility upkeep needs

·         Oversight of all building operations

·         Trained in alarm systems and liaison to alarm company

·         Oversight of the operation and maintenance of building heating and cooling; (HVAC); mechanical and electrical equipment

·         Develops scheduled maintenance of equipment /obtains bids from vendors

·         Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates department staff

·         Prepares annual budget draft, maintains records and manages department budget

·         Provides the Executive Director with monthly department reports

·         Complies with local laws and procedures, checks building in regard to fire and safety hazards and makes recommendations for fire prevention

·         Answers off-hour emergency calls regarding building problems

·         Assigns and approves all employee scheduling in the department (schedule; time off with use of vacation; sick or personal within the department)

·         Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed

Qualified applicants should have:

·         High school diploma

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in facility maintenance/management

·         Satisfies one of the following requirements:

o   HVAC systems stationary engineer license

o   Associates Degree in Maintenance Technology or equivalent experience with mechanical systems and pumps

·         Electrical certificate and other training preferred

·         Valid Illinois driver's license

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

Application Contact:  Sue Haisan, Business Manager

Apply To:       Poplar Creek Public Library District

1405 S. Park Ave.

Streamwood, IL 60107

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Application Deadline:  May 31, 2016

 Young Adult Services Library Technical Assistant 20 hours per week 4:30 – 9:30 Monday through Thursday with one weekend per month  A successful candidate will be excited about YA programming including STEAM and Crafts for a diverse population.  S/he will report to the Young Adult Services Librarian.  There will be direct contact with library users, teens (11-18) in particular.  There will be occasional supervision of Young Adult Services Desk Clerks.  Qualifications: Required:  LTA Certified or 2 years of Library Public Service experience.  Ability to plan and implement teen programs under the supervision of the Young Adult Librarian.  Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.  Maintain a pleasant disposition with the public.  Ability to learn new technology and to assist patrons on automated systems and software such as Microsoft Suite.  Assist patrons with finding library material related to their recreational and informational needs.  Must be able to promote YA collection through reading and blogging.   Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.  Other duties as assigned.  Physical Demands:  Visual Acuity for computer use Auditory Acuity for telephone and in person user assistance and staff supervising Ability to lift and carry several books simultaneously  The hourly rate is $17.19 per hour.  Applications available at all public service desks and at reception.  Downloadable applications are available at  On the Home Page, click on About the Library and select Employment Opportunities to download and print an application. Please return to Joyce Wagner in Young Adult Services