Employment Application for Niagara Falls Public Library

Note: Application may be filled in online or printed and completed manually. PDF reader required.

Applications are also available at the circulation desk in the library.

Email completed applications to: spotwin@nioga.org

Porter / Maintenance

Part time – 19 hours

 Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an individual to perform  janitorial and light maintenance tasks over two branches in unison with the  Library ‘s maintenance  team.

 Job duties include :  janitorial cleaning within the premises of LaSalle Branch and the Main Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library, NY.  

Routine sweeping, and cleaning of building and offices, cleaning of  ice and snow from walkways, caring for grounds (including trimming landscaped bushes, grass mowing), simple repairs involving a step ladder and receipt of supplies. 

 Requirements:  Must be in a physical condition commensurate with the  ability to lift  heavy weights to perform rough manual labor.  Any satisfactory combination of training and experience sufficient  to indicate ability to  complete the work. Must have a valid NYS driver's license.

Library application is available on the library website (see link at top of page) or at the library counter.

Please apply with a library application / resume to :

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY  14305 or via  email at  spotwin@nioga.org

REPOSTED:  11/16/2018

Executive Assistant

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant. This supervisory position works with Executive Director of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees to perform duties related to personnel: payroll, budgeting, accounting, correspondence and reports. Will assist the Director in grant writing, strategic plan goal setting and policy writing. Will stand in the Director's place when director is absent. Is responsible for supervision of non librarian staff.

The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills – as a writer, and verbally; is a good listener; is detail oriented, punctual and can manage time effectively; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager; has a strong grasp of accounting procedures and general bookkeeping and can think strategically. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency and prior experience using an automated accounting system, either Peachtree or QuickBooks.   Prior experience with governmental accounting is desirable. NFPL is looking to add a member to our team that can help us strengthen our library 's commitment to service excellence for our NF citizens. Preference given to applicants who live within Niagara Falls (city) , New York.  Residency within the the City of Niagara Falls upon hire is required.

Minimum qualifications are:
Bachelor's degree with three or more years of related experience
Associate’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.  

Desirable qualification:
Prior experience with governmental accounting  
Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services

Hiring salary for this full time ( 35 hrs/week) position is negotiable with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

Civil Service Description

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga (dot) org  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin Monday, December 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

We accept applications for the following position on an ongoing basis, to be kept on file in the event of an opening.

Part-Time Clerk 
Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines. Shelves library materials. Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel. Performs other related work as required. 17 hours per week. Includes nights and weekends.