1/29/15 – School Librarian
Kagman Elementary School, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Sarah P’s comments: This posting appears only once every few years. For anyone interested in opportunities in the South Pacific there are a few community colleges but only two schools: the Marianas (public) and one international school on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. There is one public library position I have seen listed in the past five years and that was also in the Marianas and there is one volunteer opportunity in the Cook Islands offered through Global Volunteers.
Applicants for this position must be eligible and authorized to work in the U.S., including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
POSITION/TITLE: School Librarian
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PSS-2015-117
OPENING DATE: January 26, 2015 CLOSING DATE: February 09, 2015
SALARY: PL – VI-VIII; Step(s) 03-12; $30,976.96 – $47,001.36 PA
BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
(including Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, and Paid Leave/Holidays).
LOCATION: Kagman Elementary School
I. ESSENTIAL TASKS:
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of
specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment to the position.
• Is responsible for performing professional library work in the selection, cataloging,
classifying, indexing and circulation of library materials.
• Checks-in and checks-out books and keeps records of all books.
• Assists teachers in locating instructional material needed and in ordering text books for their classes.
• Assists students in finding information they need from the library for their class work.
Types catalog cards and files them according to established systems.
• Takes periodic inventories of library books and materials.
• Issues lists of new books, periodicals, and other informational materials.
• Supervises and instructs library aides.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
II. FORTY (40) HOUR WORKWEEK:
The normal work period shall be a seven (7) days work period with a maximum non-overtime forty (40) hours.
The Public School System (PSS) operates on a 40 hour work week. Actual working hours will be determined on the basis of operational efficiency. School Principals, Supervisors or Program Managers will establish working schedules subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education.
III. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
• Graduation from U.S. accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
IV. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Pass PRAXIS I (PPST-Pre-Professional Skills Tests) OR Core Academic Skills for Educators and Pass appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test.
• Must have a valid CNMI Basic I certificate or higher.
V. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
• Thorough knowledge of prescribed School Board policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Ability to motivate others to reach their fullest potential;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, students, parents, teachers, support staff, associates, external organizations/companies, federal and local agency representatives.
• Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and local community practices and norms.
• Excellent Office Automation Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Excellent Oral & Written Skills
• Excellent Record Keeping Skills