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 #89-23: Intermittent Librarian

Central Library and Branch Libraries, City of Seattle
Intermittent, FLSA non-exempt, part-time, on-call
 
$37.99 per hour + premium pay (starts at 5% of base)

This classification is not eligible for benefits, outside of Sick Leave. In lieu of benefits, a premium is applied to the base pay rate, determined by total hours worked. Initial premium starts at 5%. Hours for this appointment 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. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on Monday December 4, 2023 for first consideration. This recruitment is open until filled. 

Invitation to Compete #68-23: Regional Manager

Mid-City East Region

(Capitol Hill, Douglass-Truth, Madrona-Sally Goldmark, and Montlake branches)

Regular, FLSA exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)
Annual salary range: $106,446.24 - $129,142.80 

Hours for this appointment 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 Monday, September 4, 2023 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 #93-23: Security Officer

Security Services, Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full time position (80 hours per pay period) 

$29.07 - $35.26 per hour
 
Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification 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 and submit your application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV. Application materials received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2023 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #92-23: Library Associate II (3 Vacancies)

Wallingford Branch, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle 
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (60 hours per pay period)
 
Wallingford Branch, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle 
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)
 
Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (72 hours per pay period)
 
Salary range: $23.46 - $28.50 per hour
 
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. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023

Please note: This recruitment may be used for up to 90 days following the closing date of
this posting to fill regular and temporary Library Associate II vacancies. 

Invitation to Compete #91-23: Janitor (2 Vacancies)

Custodial Services, Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)
 
$22.38 - $27.14 per hour 
 
Work hours for these positions may include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks.

Position 1 schedule 3:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Position 2 schedule 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM

These positions are 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. Candidates who meet the qualifications are invited to submit their online application in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Invitation to Compete #75-23: 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)
 
$29.37 - $35.65 per hour 

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. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Invitation to Compete #57-23: Director of Library Programs and Services

Central Library

Regular, FLSA exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)

Annual salary range: $118,139.04 - $194,893.92

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 Monday, August 28, 2023 will receive first consideration. We encourage you to apply as we have extended the first consideration date to Monday, October 30, 2023.

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.