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Future Positions

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Non-Permanent, Part-Time Positions (On-call, Non-benefitted, Non-Civil Service)

Thank you for your interest in obtaining on-call, exempt part-time, non-civil service, non-benefitted employment with the Oakland Public Library and the City of Oakland. Interested candidates can continue to visit our website for future temporary part-time employment opportunities. There are no available temporary part-time recruitments open at this time.  

Civil Service Positions (Full-time and Permanent Part-Time)

Interested applicants can go to the City of Oakland Employment Opportunities webpage for opportunities to apply for regular full-time and permanent part-time positions at the Library and in other City departments. Applicants will need to follow the specific directions outlined on the City's Employment Opportunities webpage to apply for benefitted, civil service employment. Successful applicants who qualify and participate in the respective stages of the exam process will be ranked and placed on an active eligible list of candidates. An eligible list remains active for a minimum time period of one year and is regulated by the City of Oakland's Civil Service Rules. When a vacancy occurs while you are ranked on an active eligible list, you may be called to interview for that specific position. Additional information on the specific civil service vacancies, the stages of the exam process, as well as any applicable supplemental questions can be found by clicking on the respective job link. Applicants can also obtain details about City of Oakland benefits on the City's webpage.

Additional details on Oakland Public Library/City of Oakland permanent civil service professional librarians and other paraprofessional positions can also be found on the Oakland Public Library webpage under Current Openings for Civil Service Positions. Currently there are no available Oakland Public Library job vacancies.

How to Apply

The City of Oakland utilizes an on-line employment application program and interested applicants are highly encouraged to apply for available vacancies online. Applicants who wish to submit a hard copy of their City of Oakland Employment Application and required materials can download an interactive application to their desktop to be completed and returned by mail or in person to:

Human Resources Management Department
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3112

General Information

The Oakland Public Library's Financial & Administrative Services Office is located in the Main Library on the 2nd floor and we are open to library patrons from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesdays-Fridays. We are closed on Saturdays & Sundays.

Oakland Public Library exempt part-time application materials can only be obtained when the library has an active exempt part-time recruitment, and would be available at any Oakland neighborhood branch or at the Main Library during the recruitment period. The Financial & Administrative Services Office does not maintain a list of library exempt part-time vacancies. Hiring supervisors review application materials during an active recruitment and may invite successful applicants to an interview. An exempt part-time non-benefited position , non-civil service position with the Oakland Public Library may afford successful applicants the opportunity to work up to a maximum of 950 hours per fiscal year depending on the budget and operational needs. The exempt part-time positions that we may actively recruit and accept application materials for are Library Aide, Library Assistant, Librarian I & Librarian II.

Applications that are accepted and received by the Financial & Administrative Services Office will be retained for 6 months. Interested applicants must complete and submit another application after the 6-month timeframe has expired, and during an active exempt part-time recruitment.


Applicants may also contact the Oakland Public Library directly for assistance at:

Oakland Public Library Human Resources Division
125 14th Street, Room 210
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3283

Legal Advisories

The Oakland Public Library/City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Exam Access Accommodation

In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the Oakland Public Library & City of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Library & City are committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process, exempt part-time employment process, and in the work environment. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation in the exempt part-time employment process should contact the Oakland Public Library Human Resources Division directly at (510) 238-3283 for further assistance. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the City of Oakland's civil service examination process must do so not later than five (5) working days after the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to:

Human Resources Management Department
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2019
(510) 238-3112
TTY (510) 238-3254

Immigration and Reform Control Act

In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986 the Oakland Public Library/City of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Library Job Classifications

To learn more about specific positions within the library, please click the following links to view the full job description for each classification from the City of Oakland Human Resources department. Fill out a job interest card here.

These rates do not reflect the current negotiated Health & Welfare Increment (HWI) premium of $2.90 per hour for certain exempt part-time classifications.

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