ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 112123 – T
JOB TITLE: Innovation Lab Assistant
DEPARTMENT : Library
Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch
HOURS: 40 Hours per Week
Includes Nights and Weekends As Needed
SALARY: $2,776.80 per Month
Based on 26 Pay Periods
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A high school diploma or G.E.D equivalent and is required. Experience providing individual instruction and user support for Apple & PC hardware or software is also required. A two year technical degree or college and two years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Experience with 3D printer hardware and design software and Arduino and Raspberry Pi or similar technology strongly preferred. Experience with laser cutter/engraver, soldering, and basic robotics as well as teaching experience in a group or classroom setting is preferred. Experience with Linux operating system and experience working in public library setting a plus!
JOB SKILLS: The successful candidate must be familiar with current creative technologies, maker culture & electronics fundamentals, the Internet and standard Microsoft Office applications. Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, the ability to organize work priorities, be customer service oriented, possess good communication skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment; must have the ability to work well with other staff members as demonstrated by a successful employment history. Must have, or acquire within 30 days of employment, a valid Texas driver’s license and access to a vehicle that can be used for transportation while on Harris County business.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Works as part of the adult services team under the supervision of the Assistant Branch Librarian for Adult Services. Supports the day-to-day operation of a library Innovation Lab; provides formal or informal hands-on instruction in Innovation Lab or computer Training Lab on a variety of topics related to creative hardware, software, and special maker projects. Maintains awareness of current trends in maker technology and culture; provides individualized technical assistance to library users and provides a minimum of five classes a week including evenings and weekends. Supports computer Training Lab and its classes as needed. Assists library staff in troubleshooting technical and network problems and assists customers with library computer use and associated software as needed. Interprets and implements library policies and procedures for library customers. Travels to other library sites in the County in performance of duties; Attends and participates in training, conferences and committees; obtains a minimum of 20 training hours per calendar year; performs other duties as assigned.
EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON A BACKGROUND CHECK.
HARRIS COUNTY HAS AN EMPLOYMENT AT WILL POLICY.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
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