University of Pittsburgh Storage Clerk in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Information

Date Posted 05/17/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 07/17/2018

Working Title Storage Clerk

Job Classification Administrative Support III

Department Name 61140-Research & Educational Support

Job Type Staff

Position Number 0007902

Hiring Range $18,564.00 - $28,860.00

Position Description

The Research and Educational Support department is seeking a qualified candidate for the Storage Clerk position.

The position is located at 7500 Thomas Blvd (Library Resource Center) in Point Breeze and reports to the Library Collections Storage Unit (LCSU) supervisor. Hours of work are between 8:00am-6:00pm, Sunday through Thursday, and must consist of a 37.5 hour week. The LCSU provides high density retrievable storage and requires the operation of a hydraulic forklift that raises the operator and the lift to 30-foot high shelves. Responsibilities include retrieval and re-shelving of library materials, pulling requests from several online sources and preparing them for shipment to various libraries both on and off campus, emailing patrons concerning problems with requests, or about special requests, maintaining and updating item records in Voyager (database), providing a circulation point for the Library Resource Center and answering phone call questions concerning the LCSU. Supervision of several student workers and/or temporary employees in the absence of the LCSU supervisor.

Work originates per patron, internal, institution, or supervisory request (generally requested online). Requests are pulled and filled on a daily basis and require a less-than 24-48 hour turnaround. Basic knowledge of LC call number system, SuDoc number system, and USGS maps is required. Staff must also be able to recognize and properly handle items related to Special Collections. Other assignments and projects may or may not contain deadlines.

Equipment includes 2 hydraulic forklifts (recertification required every 3 years), various kinds of library warehouse book trucks, mail hampers, several PCs, laptops, photocopier, overhead scanner, 2 SATO printers, fax machine, UPS label printer and associated software. Confidential data includes personal and professional patron information.

Education Required High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

High school graduate or equivalent is required. Some library experience is preferred, but not required. Some forklift experience is preferred, but not required.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time

Percent Effort 100

Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours

Campus Pittsburgh

University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

Posting ID 158790

Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?

  • Yes

  • No


  • How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?

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  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)

  • Craigslist.org

  • Currently a University Employee

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  • Monster.com

  • Pitt Career Services

  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette

  • Pittsburgh Technology Council

  • PittSource Search

  • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below

  • StudentAffairs.com

  • Higheredjobs.com

  • Indeed.com

  • Internet Search

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  • Please specify from above (if applicable):

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents