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Part-Time Positions Available

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library has part-time positions available. Positions require flexible schedules and include evening and weekend work schedules. High school diploma or equivalent GED certificate is required, degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced Internet and mobile technology skills.

Resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. Submit application and resume with references via email to

For additional information, please contact the library via email at

Physical Requirements:
Lift 30 pounds of books or other materials to place on counters or carts. Push carts weighing 200 lbs. Reach 84” to shelve materials or stoop to shelve materials at floor level.



Janitorial Tech & Maintenance Tech 2

General Description:
Will primarily perform routine daily custodial, housekeeping & maintenance tasks.
(Other duties as assigned)
  • Work hours 7 am to 11 am Monday through Friday and 7 am to 11 am every other Saturday. (Except during training period- will work Monday through Friday)
  • Hours are subject to change based on Library needs. (Extracurricular events will routinely create needs outside those hours- E.g. Weekend Festivals, Author visits, scheduled Theater use etc.)
  • Library reserves the right to modify shift or add extra hours based on Library needs.

Routine work will consist of:
Building and grounds keeping, Custodial housekeeping and maintenance activities as assigned.

  • Cleaning public use areas, tile and carpeted flooring, public restrooms, employee restrooms, staff work and break areas, elevator surfaces, interior staircases, replenishing restroom supplies, cleaning up any daily messes that may occur.
  • Cleaning and maintaining library entrances and exits (inside and out).
    Trash removal, snow and ice removal at entrance areas, salting of entrance and exits etc.)
  • Duties also will include monitoring and restocking supplies, empty of trash receptacles, disposal of boxes, books and other items as needed and as assigned.
  • Will also include dusting, vacuuming, window cleaning, table/chair wipe down, empty trash, clean computer screens and monitors, minor maintenance tasks, carpet cleaning, oiling of wood work.
  • Event setup, clean up and take down. (Tables, chairs, trash etc.).
  • Work will occasionally consist of outside work during inclement weather.
  • Clearing, cleaning sidewalks, police grounds for debris, exterior window cleaning, placement of garbage in trash bin, lawn work and other grounds needs. (Leaves, trash etc.)
  • The preceding list is not all inclusive of all tasks associated within this janitorial/custodial/maintenance position.
  • Job will include all needs associated with maintaining Library grounds and building as needed and other duties as assigned.
  • This position will require reaching, bending, carrying & lifting.
  • Job will include other Library duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED.
Pay Grade: 1-1

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Report to work on time
  • Attend, participate & support Library all Library Functions, processes, training and staff meetings as job role requires.
  • Carry out routine tasks as assigned in a timely and efficient manner
  • Uses cleaning equipment and materials in a manner suitable for those materials and products.
  • Daily report deficiencies observed during routine work when identified.
  • Daily addresses any housekeeping concerns that may arise.
  • Daily check internal communications (e-mail)
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Adheres to Library Code of Conduct at all times
  • Ability to independently use computer to clock in and out, read e-mail and review policies procedures as needed. (Must master within 90 days)
  • Physically capable of standing for long periods of time while preforming housekeeping and maintenance tasks.
  • Communicates in a timely manner when unforeseen reasons create situations where unable to meet scheduled start and or stop times.

Physical Requirements:
Can safely use ladders, lift 50lbs, works outside as needed



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