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Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant (6760C) - Inst of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2023
Title Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant (6760C) - Inst of Transportation Studies
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant (6760C) - Inst of Transportation Studies

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

For more than 75 years, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized as one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education, and scholarship. Created as an Organized Research Unit in 1948 by the California state legislature, today ITS is home to a large multidisciplinary community of people who study all aspects of transportation-from technological advances to social and environmental consequences. The Institute's programs receive an average of $30 million in extramural funds each year, and over 100 faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students participate in its research activities. ITS is home to seven research Centers whose work range from advanced technology to transportation sustainability, and it houses one of the foremost university transportation libraries in the United States.

The Circulation and Technical Processing Assistant maintains core functions for the ITS Library.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 24, 2023 - Open Until Filled


35% Check, validate, and correct records and data in the library system database for accuracy and pertinent information. Assist with data entry and metadata control of databases and document repositories.

30% Operate and oversee the service desk, which includes supervising circulation of library material, answering routine informational questions, and assisting users with accessing the library collection. Circulation functions include: manage reserves, holds, paging, reshelving material

15% Hire, train, and supervise student employees in fulfillment, shelving, shelf-reading, and other projects.

10% Participate in ITS committees and activities. Provide administrative support for ITS projects and initiatives as needed.

5% Check in, process, and maintain ITSL's current print serials collection.

5% Maintain upkeep of ITSL Reading Room and coordinate and manage all events in the library. Coordinate with the building manager about the building hours or maintenance issues

Required Qualifications

  • Specialty area knowledge and substantial background enabling the performance of a full range of specialized duties in a functional area.
  • General knowledge of library practices and procedures.
  • Advanced problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service experience and commitment to high quality public service.
  • Proficiency with standard office software and equipment (such as Google suite, Microsoft Office, and video conference platforms).
  • Ability to follow, implement and enforce a broad range of policies, procedures and local practices.
  • Ability to complete detailed work accurately and complete projects on time.
  • Ability to work independently and with others, including across organizational lines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and be an effective team oriented member of the unit.
  • Must be committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
  • Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working or assisting in a library setting.
  • Prior experience performing clerical and/or administrative duties.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $25.75 to $34.13 hourly. This is a 100% FTE career position eligible for full benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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