Public Services Assistant

Company: Stevenson Community Library

Open: 2019-08-13T00:00:00

Close: 2019-09-03T00:00:00

Status: ft

Compensation: $13.72 per hour


Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for Public Services Assistant (PSA) positions at Stevenson Community Library. This is a great opportunity for individuals who have a passion for working with the public and want to make a positive impact in their communities. The primary responsibilities of a Public Services Assistant are assisting with patrons and books in the library branches. A typical day could include these tasks:

The position schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am–5 pm.

The full job description is available one the Work for FVRL page of the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries website:

The compensation for this position begins at $13.72 per hour with an excellent benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment benefits; short term and long term disability benefits; Washington State PERS retirement; and paid time off.


The primary responsibility of a Public Services Assistant is assisting with patrons and books in the library branches. A typical day could include:

  • Assisting patrons on the phone and in person with questions regarding library services and technology
  • Creating or updating patron accounts
  • Shelving materials
  • Checking materials in and out
  • The ideal candidate will be flexible and have strong customer service skills and great attention to detail. 

This position requires these physical abilities frequently:\

  • Lifting up to 35 pounds
  • Pushing and pulling book carts and book return bins on wheels
  • Bending, kneeling, and reaching to shelve books
  • Standing for extended periods of time


To be considered, applicants must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Six months or more of customer service experience
  • Please view the position description for a more detailed list of job duties and requirements.


To apply, please complete the FVRL Application for Employment (PDF) and submit a signed copy along with a résumé and cover letter to by the deadline listed. 

Recruitment Schedule:

  • Application deadline: September 3, 2019
  • PSA orientation and assessment: September 13, 2019
  • Interviews: September 19, 2019

Please send questions to or call 360-906-5070