Library Clerk

Website City Of South San Francisco


520 Tamarack Lane South San Francisco, 94080


Applications are being accepted for the position of Library Clerk (Homework Club Lead Assistant)- Casual/Hourly Position with the City of South San Francisco.


SALARY RANGE:  $18.43 to $22.40 per hour


8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday (summers only)

2:30 PM – 6:15 PM, Monday through Friday (school year)

8:00 AM – 1:15 PM, Monday through Friday (modified due to COVID-19)

The City of South San Francisco is a General Law city with a population of 68,000 residents that grows to 110,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area’s main transportation routes, included 101, 280, Caltrain, BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, and the San Francisco International Airport.

The City of South San Francisco is a full-service city with 12 City Departments including Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager.  The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 460 full-time regular employees.

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past.  In recent years, the City has been redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit, which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World.

South San Francisco’s biotechnology cluster is the largest in the world, with roughly 45,000 life science workers, 200 biotech companies, and over 12 million square feet of office/R&D facilities – with an additional 9 million square feet of new R&D facilities in the development pipeline.

South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play.

The Library Clerk position available is an hourly, non-benefited, temporary assignment which operates out of the Community Learning Center, a branch of the Library Department. The Community Learning Center (CLC) works with collaborative agencies to serve youth and families. In collaboration with other staff at the Community Learning Center, the Library Clerk, or Homework Club Lead Assistant, will help with the children’s activities and projects, in the belief that each child, youth and adult brings strength, talents, and skills to the learning process.  The Homework Club operates five days a week and serves Title I schools in South San Francisco.


  • Leads activities that focus on reading, writing and math skill development with the use of computers, educational games and creative group projects.
  • Fosters confidence, self-esteem and the love of learning in children.
  • Assists in the computer lab with Internet use, word processing, and computer software.
  • Supervises volunteers.
  • Leads craft activities and games.
  • Facilitates learning and works together with other assistants as part of a team.
  • Must learn and implement the goals and philosophy of the Community Learning Center.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills; can be a team leader and accept guidance from supervising staff; is highly organized; can integrate computers as a learning tool; possesses knowledge of strategies for motivating children in a creative learning process; and has experience integrating and supervising volunteers.


  • One year minimum of teaching related experience
  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Applicants being considered for employment must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work in the U.S.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Karla Bourdon, Library Program Manager – Literacy Services  / 650.829.3870.

City of South San Francisco, Library Department   EOE

Special Instructions

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as recruitment may close at any time.

To be considered for this employment opportunity, you must complete the online application and in its entirety. A resume and cover letter may be included but do not substitute for a complete application. Applications with “see resume” as a substitution for the work experience description, those with unclear past employment information or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered. Some email accounts have been known to place these emails in the spam/junk file. Please check your email folders/settings or accept emails ending with

Prior to hire, and after a conditional offer of appointment has been made, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to nature and recency of the conviction and relationship to job duties. All City standards must be met before the final appointment is made.

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty” as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract and is subject to change. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

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