Past Competitions
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Assistant Community Librarian - On Call Enderby Branch

Assistant Community Librarian - On Call Enderby Branch

Jul 19, 2021
Competition Number:
21-77
Closing Date:
Jul 23, 2021, 15:00 PM

Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)

ENDERBY BRANCH

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Enderby Branch. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description from https://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library, jobs@orl.bc.ca

Please quote Competitions #21-77

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Enderby
  • Filled
  • Enderby
21-77
Jul 23, 2021
Assistant Community Librarian - On call - various Northern Branches

Assistant Community Librarian - On call - various Northern Branches

Jun 14, 2021
Competition Number:
21-59
Closing Date:
Jul 7, 2021, 15:00 PM

Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)

OKANAGAN BRANCHES

AR, CH, FA, GO, HD, HQ, KD, KL, KR, LC, MI, NS, OF, OL, OS, OY, PL, PR, RU, SA, SC, SI, SO, VE, WK

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement (exception Enderby)

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Northern Okanagan branches. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description from https://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library, jobs@orl.bc.ca

Please quote Competitions #21-59

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Northern Branches
  • Vernon
  • Oyama
  • Lake Country
  • Enderby
  • Armstrong
  • Filled
  • Northern Branches
  • Vernon
  • Oyama
  • Lake Country
  • Enderby
  • Armstrong
21-59
Jul 7, 2021
Library Page - Lake Country Branch

Library Page - Lake Country Branch

Jun 9, 2021
Competition Number:
21-54
Closing Date:
Jun 17, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Lake Country Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 4 hours weekly, Library Page position. 

Schedule: 

Saturday     1:00 - 5:00

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student (provide enrollment verification)
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Lake Country
  • Filled
  • Lake Country
21-54
Jun 17, 2021
Library Page - Oliver Branch

Library Page - Oliver Branch

Jun 1, 2021
Competition Number:
21-48 and 21-50
Closing Date:
Jun 11, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Oliver Branch currently has opportunities available for two (2) Library Page Permanent Part-Time positions.

4 hours weekly:

Position #21-48 Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 - 5:00

Position #21-50 Wednesday and Friday 3:00 - 5:00

These position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Quote competition 21-48 & 21-50

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Oliver
  • Filled
  • Oliver
21-48 and 21-50
Jun 11, 2021
Library Page - Vernon Branch

Library Page - Vernon Branch

May 18, 2021
Competition Number:
21-43
Closing Date:
Jun 30, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 8 hours weekly, Library Page position. 

Schedule: 

Tuesday     1:00 – 5:00

Thursday   1:00 – 5:00        

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student (provide enrollment verification)
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Filled
  • Vernon
21-43
Jun 30, 2021
Library Page - Lake Country Branch

Library Page - Lake Country Branch

Apr 21, 2021
Competition Number:
21-30
Closing Date:
Apr 30, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Lake Country Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 4 hours weekly, Library Page position. 

Schedule: 

Wednesday 3:30 - 7:30

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student (provide enrollment verification)
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Lake Country
  • Filled
  • Lake Country
21-30
Apr 30, 2021
Library Page - Salmon Arm

Library Page - Salmon Arm

Apr 13, 2021
Competition Number:
21-26
Closing Date:
Apr 23, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page
Permanent Part-Time position (year-round)
Schedule is 4 hours weekly: Friday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement

Duties will include, Sorting and re-shelving materials and other related assignments.

The successful candidate:

  • Must be a full-time student at an educational institute
  • Must have or qualify for a Social Insurance Number

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Quote competition #21-26

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Salmon Arm
  • Filled
  • Salmon Arm
21-26
Apr 23, 2021
Library Page - Rutland Branch

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Mar 29, 2021
Competition Number:
21-21
Closing Date:
Apr 5, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Rutland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

Schedule To be Determined. Hours: 12 hours bi-weekly

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Quote competition 21-21

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Filled
  • Rutland
21-21
Apr 5, 2021
Senior Payroll Administrator

Senior Payroll Administrator

Mar 10, 2021
Competition Number:
21-16
Closing Date:
Apr 30, 2021, 15:00 PM

Senior Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Permanent Full-Time

Headquarters

Permanent Full-Time Position – 35 hours weekly

Located at the Administrative Centre (Headquarters): 1430 KLO Road Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan Regional Library has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Senior Payroll & Benefits Administrator. This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

This position performs full cycle payroll administration, cash management, benefits administration, certain accounting and reporting functions, accounts receivable and responding to all related enquiries under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer. The work involves attention to detail, focus/concentration, and a good understanding of payroll matters.

The Okanagan Regional Library has two union agreements and an exempt employee group for a total of approximately 260 employees.

Education

Grade 12 or equivalent, a college/university certificate and completion of the Payroll Complication Practitioner (PCP) certification.

Experience

Minimum 5 years of experience in a payroll position.

Preference given to those:

  • Who are experienced in union environments;
  • Who have worked in larger organizations (100 employees or more);
  • Who have worked in payroll for a local government or library organization.

Remuneration

As per CUPE Collective Agreement: start rate $27.25/hour; job rate $28.70/hour plus standard benefits package including the Municipal Pension Plan.

If you are interested and meet the requirements, then we would like to hear from you!  Please refer to the job description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity.

This posting will remain open until filled.

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Filled
  • Headquarters
21-16
Apr 30, 2021
Director of Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Mar 3, 2021
Competition Number:
21-14
Closing Date:
Mar 21, 2021, 15:00 PM

Director of Human Resources .80 FTE

Okanagan Regional Library

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is the 16th largest library in Canada, with approximately 250 employees, serving over 400,000 residents within the Okanagan – Columbia Shuswap region of British Columbia, through 31 branch locations and on-line services.  ORL is currently seeking a Director, Human Resources as a member of its senior management team.

The Director, Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of the function including recommending, influencing and implementing the organization’s human resource strategy. In addition to providing full-service recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, management advisory services, labour and employee relations, occupational health and safety and wellness initiatives within a multi-union environment, the Director provides counsel, development and support to the management team. The Director also oversees organizational development and training and development initiatives.

A person of integrity and self-direction, the Director will be able to relate to employees and managers at all level of the organization. Approachable, open, respectful, focused, the Director will possess strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills to the challenges at hand.

The successful candidate will have a relevant university degree and a minimum of five (5) years HR-related experience with increasing responsibilities. Experience in a unionized work environment is required. A CHRP designation (or in pursuit of same) is preferred.

With the flexibility of an 80% FTE, this position provides the successful candidate with a quality of work-life balance in addition to a competitive salary and benefits arrangement. 

Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and covering letter, should be forwarded to jobs@orl.bc.ca indicating the individual’s date of availability to undertake the position as Director, Human Resources.

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Filled
  • Headquarters
21-14
Mar 21, 2021
Library Page - Summerland Branch

Library Page - Summerland Branch

Feb 16, 2021
Competition Number:
21-11
Closing Date:
Feb 24, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Summerland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

Schedule:

Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 and Thursday 3:30-5:30

Hours: 4 hours weekly

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Summerland
  • Filled
  • Summerland
21-11
Feb 24, 2021
Branch Head Librarian II - Westbank Branch

Branch Head Librarian II - Westbank Branch

Feb 11, 2021
Competition Number:
21-09
Closing Date:
Feb 28, 2021, 15:00 PM

Branch Head Librarian II

Competition Number: 21-09
Permanent Full Time
Westbank Branch

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary, and community-minded librarian to lead the two facilities that service growing communities in the City of West Kelowna, Regional District of the Central Okanagan, and the West Bank First Nation.   

The Westbank Branch Head Librarian II is a key leadership position responsible for two locations, with a total staff of 13 people. This position is responsible for the Westbank Library, which is a centrally located traditional city library beloved by the community, and The Westside Learning Lab, an innovative library space focused on teaching and learning. The WLL includes the first Makerspace opened by the ORL, abundant flexible meeting and community space, a small collection and holds pick-ups. All leadership librarians in ORL also work collectively to provide strategic direction and assist with project work in support of the entire library system.

Okanagan Regional Library has just entered into a partnership with the City of West Kelowna to build a brand-new library within the new City Hall building being constructed over the next couple of years. The Westbank Branch Head will be a key team member in the design of the space and the services that will be delivered from this new location. ORL is seeking an individual with a keen interest in library building and service design who comes with an appetite to be involved in an exciting new build.

The successful candidate will bring with them proven experience in developing and maintaining partnerships using a community led libraries approach. The individual will be planning and organizing library branch resources and services to meet the community needs and interests.  They will develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and stay current with trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree from an accredited Library School and at least three years relevant public library experience, including one year in a supervisory position.

This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Salary range is $75,675 to $80,498.  Please visit out website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for the job description.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume, and reference via e-mail to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 3P6
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Please quote Competition #21-09

No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Westbank
  • Westside Learning Lab
  • Filled
  • Westbank
  • Westside Learning Lab
21-09
Feb 28, 2021
Human resources Assistant

Human resources Assistant

Feb 3, 2021
Competition Number:
21-08
Closing Date:
Mar 21, 2021, 15:00 PM

Human Resources Assistant

Auxiliary On-Call

Headquarters / Administration Centre

The Okanagan Regional Library, Headquarters, has an immediate opening for an Auxiliary On-Call Human Resources Assistant.

The Human Resources Assistant reporting to the Director of Human Resources, provides administrative support and coordination for various human resources department programs and initiatives. This includes, recruitment, systems administration, employee relations, benefits and HR administration support.

The Human Resources Assistant facilitates the recruitment process by creating postings, reference checking, hiring, and preparation of new employee orientation packages.  Proficiency using a complex HRIS system, Stargarden.  Assists in maintaining accurate employee data records for the HRIS system, Responds to employee and management inquiries.  Supports the design, implementation and ongoing delivery of Human Resource programs and initiatives in areas such as performance management, rewards and recognition, training and development and employee communication. The HR Assistant is expected to update, maintain and report on all Human Resources systems. Compiles and analyzes reports for quarterly, annual and special projects, maintain and update Human Resources internal and external websites.   

Education

Diploma in related program with emphasis on human resources, human resources information systems, business and/or finance. 

Related Experience

Two (2) years’ experience working in an HR environment.  

Knowledge of HR practices and Collective Agreements

Payroll experience is an asset

Experience with the HRIS system, Stargarden would be considered an asset

Please refer to our website www.orl.bc.ca for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity please apply as outlined below.

Human Resources Okanagan Regional Library

1430 K.L.O. Road Kelowna, BC  V1W 3P6

E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca 

No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Please quote: Competition #21-08

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Filled
  • Headquarters
21-08
Mar 21, 2021
Library Page - Rutland Branch

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Jan 26, 2021
Competition Number:
21-04
Closing Date:
Jan 31, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Rutland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

Schedule To be Determined. Hours: 12 hours bi-weekly

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Quote competition 21-04

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Filled
  • Rutland
21-04
Jan 31, 2021
Library Page - Mission Branch

Library Page - Mission Branch

Jan 26, 2021
Competition Number:
21-03
Closing Date:
Jan 31, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Mission Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

Schedule To be Determined. Hours: 12 hours bi-weekly

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Quote competition 21-03

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Filled
  • Kelowna
21-03
Jan 31, 2021
Branch Head Librarian II - Kelowna Branch

Branch Head Librarian II - Kelowna Branch

Jan 20, 2021
Competition Number:
21-06
Closing Date:
Feb 15, 2021, 15:00 PM

BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN II

ORL is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary, and community-minded librarian to lead our Downtown Kelowna branch.  We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

The Kelowna Branch Head Librarian II leads one of the two largest branches in the Okanagan Regional Library system. This is a key leadership position responsible for a busy downtown library with strong community connections and a staff of 30 people. This position works collaboratively with the Branch Head Librarians at the Rutland and Mission branches to coordinate service to the entire city of Kelowna. Our leadership librarians in ORL also work collectively to provide strategic direction and assist with project work in support of the entire library system.

Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL regional library system stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. ORL is a vibrant regional library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 400,000 people. The city of Kelowna is the largest urban center in the region with a population of just under 135,000. Kelowna is known for hot sunny summers and mild winters. The region is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation from swimming and boating, to hiking and fishing, to cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing. The city is vibrant and boasts a growing tech industry, both a college and university campus, and wonderful restaurants and wineries.

The Downtown Kelowna Branch is an exciting urban library, located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District and Tech Centre.  The two-story facility features bright, large meeting and teaching spaces, and a makerspace. The library also houses the UBC Okanagan Innovation Library – a partnership with the university to bring access to UBC research resources into the downtown. Kelowna Library has developed strong partnerships in the city, situating the library at the heart of the community as an important component of the vibrant Cultural District.

The Kelowna Branch Head Librarian II is responsible for the leadership and administration of our Downtown Kelowna Branch Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to form and maintain vital community partners. This position leads a strong team dedicated to providing outstanding library service and to maintaining a supportive and collaborative workplace.  Under the general direction of the Director of Public Services the Branch Head Librarian II provides leadership, advocacy, administrative support, supervision, and professional librarian perspective to a major branch library and will function as a senior advisor to the Director of Public Services.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school (required).
  • Three year’s relevant public library experience including one year in a supervisory position.

This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Salary range is currently $75,675-80,498. Please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements.   If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via e-mail to:

Human Resources Department

Okanagan Regional Library 

E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca

 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Please quote Competition #21-06

No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Filled
  • Kelowna
21-06
Feb 15, 2021
Library Page - Vernon Branch

Library Page - Vernon Branch

Jan 12, 2021
Competition Number:
21-01
Closing Date:
Jan 19, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 8 hours weekly, Library Page position. 

Schedule: 

Saturday 10:00 – 2:00

Monday  9:30 – 1:30        

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student (provide enrollment verification)
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Filled
  • Vernon
21-01
Jan 19, 2021
Assistant Community Librarian - Princeton

Assistant Community Librarian - Princeton

Dec 21, 2020
Competition Number:
20-109
Closing Date:
Jan 12, 2021, 00:00 AM

PRINCETON BRANCH
Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Princeton branch. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description from https://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library, jobs@orl.bc.ca

Please quote Competitions #20-109

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Princeton
  • Filled
  • Princeton
20-109
Jan 12, 2021
Assistant Community Librarian - Lumby Branch

Assistant Community Librarian - Lumby Branch

Nov 5, 2020
Competition Number:
20-102
Closing Date:
Nov 12, 2020, 15:00 PM

Assistant Community Librarian
Permanent Part-Time (20 hours weekly)

LUMBY  BRANCH

This position is NON-UNION

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Permanent Part-Time Assistant Community Librarians in our Lumby branch.

SCHEDULE:           Tuesday                          10:00 – 3:00

                                Wednesday                    10:00 – 3:00

                                Thursday                        2:00 – 7:00

                                Friday                             10:00 – 3:00

Under the direction of the Community Librarian, the incumbent assists the Community Librarian/Branch Head in all phases of service to the public, and assumes responsibility for branch services when the Community Librarian/Branch Head is absent for a short period of time. 

Education:

Grade 12 or equivalent

Other Requirements

1. Basic knowledge of library procedures and services.

2. Basic knowledge of children’s literature

3. Good oral and written communication skills

4. Demonstrated knowledge of Internet

5. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word & Excel 6. Demonstrated knowledge of e-Readers and other electronic tools

7. Good organizational skills, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

8. Aptitude for detailed work.

9. Demonstrated ability to communicate with initiative, courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.

10. Physical ability to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

11. Basic knowledge of cash procedures

12. Keyboarding speed minimum 35 wpm

13. Commitment to continuous learning.

Download the job description from https://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library, jobs@orl.bc.ca

Please quote Competitions #20-102

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Lumby
  • Filled
  • Lumby
20-102
Nov 12, 2020
Systems Analyst

Systems Analyst

Nov 3, 2020
Competition Number:
20-99
Closing Date:
Nov 15, 2020, 15:00 PM

SYSTEMS ANALYST

TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (DEC 2020 - DEC 2021)

HEADQUARTERS

(This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement)

Okanagan Regional Library has a Temporary full-time vacancy for a Systems Analyst.

Under the general supervision of the Chief Technology Officer, and in conjunction with other Information Technology staff, the incumbent efficiently operates computer systems in a generalist capacity. This includes the computers, related equipment, and the wide-area communications network and associated systems.

This position is responsible for the efficient operation, maintenance and monitoring of the Okanagan Regional Library’s hardware, software and website. This involves providing user training and troubleshooting. Will also include responsibilities for the maintenance of the Website, Intranet, ILS (integrated Library system) system and other proprietary systems.

Duties include executing custom scripts, building SQL reports, monitoring system operation and maintaining records pertaining to these activities. The incumbent assists users to resolve hardware and software problems and will travel to the branches to complete these tasks. The incumbent also recommends changes and enhancements regarding this area of responsibility to the Chief Technology Officer. In addition, the incumbent documents and writes procedures related to work performed.

Education

Graduation from a two-year post-secondary diploma concentrating on the fundamentals of computer systems, networks and operation plus two certifications (ie: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)/Microsoft Certified Professional/Comptia A+ or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

 Related Experience

Three (3) years’ experience including the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and support of computer hardware and software, troubleshooting network connectivity, and web site administration.  Experience with SQL and MS PowerShell an asset.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity please apply as outlined below. 

E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca

State Competition #: 20-99
Closing Date:  November 15, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

Job Status:
  • Filled
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Filled
  • Headquarters
20-99
Nov 15, 2020

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.