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Customer Service Manager

  • Pickerington Public Library
  • Pickerington, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Location: Pickerington Public Library - Main
Reports to: Library Director
FLSA Status: Exempt full-time
Compensation: Salary ranges from $49,088 to $73,632 depending on experience, includes excellent benefits

Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the Library’s Customer experience initiatives. Responsible for leading, supervising, training and evaluating customer services staff at multiple levels. The Customer Service Manager collaborates with each department in the library to provide materials and support in order to provide excellent customer service to all library customers. Responsible for providing a full range of library services to customers and maintaining the incoming flow and correct organization of Main Library’s collections. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspiring Learning, Connecting Community, Enriching Our World, Fostering a Love of Reading!” Leads and manages staff and building resources in order to achieve stated Library goals and objectives. The Manager aligns location initiatives with strategic and tactical plans.

Job Summary:

• Provides excellent service to customers of all ages and backgrounds, practices positive public relations and performs duties in a friendly and courteous manner
• Serves as supporting authority to staff in resolving customer disputes
• Supervises and effectively performs all aspects of customer service operations for Main Library
• Responsible for all aspects of circulation function, including planning and coordination of workflow, customer registration and relations and communications pertaining to customer accounts
• Leads multiple levels of staff in completing essential duties of Library operations in the area of accounts and basic collection maintenance
• Responsible for ensuring the Customer Service desk is properly staffed whenever the library is opened
• Participate in hiring and training of new departmental staff
• Conducts performance reviews and sets individual performance measurements for staff and holds them accountable, including documenting need for disciplinary action.
• Work at the customer service desk, including checking in and checking out items, completing ILL holds and other typical duties
• Ensures that the user environment is pleasant, friendly and that services meet the needs of customers
• Trains staff to perform job duties and tasks including applying and interpreting policies, procedures, and best practices
• Trains staff on use and troubleshooting of Library technologies and equipment
• Prepares and manages budgets as assigned
• Responsible for providing and overseeing prompt, efficient service to customers
• Recommend policy and procedural changes to administration as related to circulation services
• Assist customers with OPAC terminals and searches by title/author
• Participate in staff meetings and volunteer to serve on committees and library projects as appropriate
• Seek out and participate in continuing education opportunities, such as OLC, in order to keep skills current and broaden knowledge
• Maintain customer files
• Keep phone log of customer calls needing special assistance
• Close communication with the Central Library Consortium and participation at appropriate level
• Is Person-In-Charge (PIC) at all library locations
• Cooperates with other staff, promotes teamwork, shares information and resolves conflict
• Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
• Checks e-mail frequently and regularly attends management team meetings
• Establishes and implements goals and objectives for Customer Services Department which support the library’s strategic plan
• Supervises the daily money collection, including its safekeeping until delivery to bank
• Assist customers in placing requests for library materials, both local and from other CLC libraries
• Monitors facility and property issues and conditions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person
• Cooperates with other staff, promotes teamwork, shares information and resolves conflict
• Develops library’s action list for each year with other library managers and track and update branch library statistics
• Assists in the delivery of services to the customer at all service points. Maintains personal skills to assure quality of service in areas of Library collections, technology, reference, readers’ advisory and circulation
• Attends local, state and national conferences or meetings as required
• Represents the library on relevant CLC committees
• Participates in at least one Pickerington Community Outreach event per year (parades, OPVBA, festivals, etc.)
• Performs additional duties as assigned including leading and serving on task forces, committees, etc.

Working conditions: Library operating/non-operating hours including evening and weekends.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and push a 50-pound cart. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Three to five years’ experience in a public library setting
• Proven management and supervisory skills
• Excellent communication and computer skills
• Skill in ILS automation environment, or ability to develop that skill
• Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
• Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
• Must maintain insurability under the Library’s vehicle liability insurance coverage. Must maintain valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.
• Must successfully pass a background check.

Employer Statement

Cover letters and resumes can be e-mailed to: [email protected]
Or mailed to: Pickerington Public Library
Attention: Brenda Oliver
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.

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Posted On: Jun 14, 2022 / This posting expires: Jul 1, 2022