Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
  • - Human Resources and Organizational Development Team
  • Evansville, IN, USA
  • 13.24
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Full-time employee benefits package


Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

If you are a creative and curious person who enjoys working in an organization that focuses on providing delightful experiences, then we encourage you to join our team. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity by creating wonder, which is what we strive to do each and every day. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves. Full-time members of our team are offered a benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance among many other excellent benefits.

 EVPL Central Administration
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713

Finding its home in the heart of Evansville, EVPL Central provides information, resources, and support to the city's dynamic downtown residential, cultural, and business communities as well as to Vanderburgh County at large. Distinguished by its landmark Evansville Kiwanis Clock, the 145,000 square foot facility offers extended hours and a wide variety of amenities that include meeting and study spaces, the beautifully appointed Indiana Room, and a U.S. Passport facility. EVPL Central is dedicated to providing our community with the resources it needs. We are proud to offer WiFi, public computer access, printers, and more. 


Human Resources and Training Assistant

Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week.
Must be available to work all public service hours; including evenings, weekends, and Sunday.

 Start Date: November 1, 2020


My Work

As I perform administrative support during the recruitment and selection process of new employees, I will be enthusiastic and passionate about the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.   As a member of the Human Resources team I will efficiently prioritize my tasks to meet all needs of the team I support while maintaining confidentiality, professionalism and accurate records.  I will assist the Training Specialist in scheduling, training, and employee on-boarding.  I need to be detail-oriented and organized, have strong communication and customer service skills, solid understanding of MS Office, and familiarity with applicant tracking database systems.

My Role in a Learning Organization 

I know that to a library user I am the library, whether I am on the job, riding a bus, or checking out at the grocery store.  I have a positive mental attitude and enthusiastic role for the work I do.  I display initiative to delight a customer with extraordinary customer service. I communicate with library users, colleagues, community members in an effective, enthusiastic and respectful manner.  I am honest and act with integrity and respect.

I have a team role and work collaboratively with colleagues and other teams. I strive to have good organizational skills and work well under pressure. I am dependable and hardworking.

I have a career development role and am a curious learner and am willing to learn and develop new skills.

I have an innovator and continuous improvement role and strive to make practical suggestions for workplace improvments.  I am self-motivated, persistent, and intuitive about the work I do. 

My Positional Role

In cooperation with the Human Resources Team and other colleagues, I will advance the Library's mission, vision, strategic priorities and brand by being a curious and engaged learner.  I will share my ideas while regularly performing general office duties and clerical support. I will maintain confidentiality in performance of all duties due to privacy laws relating to human resources including maintaining records, files and documents as assigned. I will work with hiring teams to screen and choose the most qualified candidates while responding to emails and other written correspondence professionally; accurately updating candidate records and procession rejection letters.  I will identify passive and actively searching talent through traditional and non-traditional methods.  I will schedule candidate interviews and interview using behavioral techniques to determine the most qualified candidate.  I will coordinate logistics for new hire orientation and employee training and assist in training and on-boarding. I will efficiently document Human Resources and Training processes and maintain miscelaneous records. I will participate in special projects or other duties as assigned.

What I Need to Know to Be Successful

I need to have an Associates/Technical degree and moderate experience of interviewing skills or equivalent combination of education and experience.  I need to have excellent skills in Microsoft products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and prior clerical experience in a human resources position. 

Previous experience interacting with candidates, carrying a solid understanding of staffing/hiring and interacting in a diplomatic manner, ability to move between tasks and change gears as needed with minimal disruption to flow, excellent attention to detail, very strong interpersonal skills – including a high degree of professionalism, sense of urgency, diplomacy and commitment to confidentially is a must.

I need a valid driver's license.

What I Need to Know About the Physical Requirements

My work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Shhh is a four-letter word.  It is not in our vocabulary!

EVPL is an equal opportunity employer.

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