Library Building Monitor

$21.17 - $28.36 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12375 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • May 13, 2022
Part time Libraries

Job Description

Do you have a knack for communicating calmly with people in heightened situations? Do you bring empathy and curiosity to difficult situations? If this is you, please consider becoming the next Building Monitor at Beaverton City Library.  


A Week in the Life of a Library Building Monitor 

  • Spend 10-12 hours each week walking around the library building and grounds chatting with people and building rapport with library users, particularly those facing barriers to successfully using the library. 

  • Spend about 5 hours each week staffing library service points and helping patrons use library services. 

  • Communicate with co-workers in meetings, in person, and via email and Microsoft Teams.

  • In conjunction with the Incident Response Committee and/or Public Services Team, plan and provide staff training on handling patron behavior issues. 


This is a 20-hour per week, non-exempt, SEIU-classified position.  

**A cover letter is required with your job application submission.** 
Please complete the application form with your updated work history and attach a cover letter. Resumes are not accepted in place of completed application forms and are not guaranteed to be reviewed. 
Please note: Grammar and technical writing skills will be evaluated during the application review process.

To learn more about this position, drop in for our Library Hiring Open House:  

Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00-6:30pm at Beaverton City Library  

12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 

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  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least four years of experience in a social service, library, customer service, building monitor and/or similar position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to pass a written and oral test.
  • Ability to pass reference and background checks.


  • Experience working respectfully with people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, or poverty.
  • Experience applying a trauma-informed lens to customer/client interactions.
  • Fluency in one of Beaverton’s priority languages (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean or Arabic) including speaking, reading, and writing. 
The City of Beaverton is committed to supporting a culture of accountability, equity and inclusion for all, especially marginalized groups. We pledge to continue the ongoing, difficult and essential work needed to address institutional racism and historical inequities in all forms.

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.