Resource Center Specialist (Librarian II)

State Of Arizona Buckeye , AZ 85396

Posted 4 months ago

Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.



Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) - Lewis
26700 S. Highway 85

Buckeye, AZ 85326


LOCATION ALERT: This position is located at the Arizona State Prison Complex Lewis which is between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from central Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is seeking a Resource Center Specialist to manage the Resource Center within a unit or multiple units and helps support Resource Center operations complex-wide.


  • Oversees and facilitates mandated legal and paralegal access

  • Oversees the circulation, cataloging, and processing of resource materials

  • Reviews current and newly acquired materials to ensure compliance with pre-established standards

  • Promotes and provides information on available programs, classes, and other services

  • Trains and oversees inmate workers

  • Assists in ordering Resource Center materials

  • Drives on state business

  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


Knowledge of:

  • Principles of professional library work

  • Standard and modern library tools and practices

  • Cataloging standards, both original and copy cataloging

  • Standard reference materials

  • Reference materials for various subject matter fields

  • Library structure, organizations, trends, and procedures

  • Personal computers and software including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, basic HTML skills, library automation, OPACs (cataloging and circulation programs) file manipulation, etc.

Skill in:

  • Organizational and time management

  • Strong decision making

  • Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships

  • Conflict resolution techniques

  • Motivation and leadership techniques

  • Written and verbal communication

Ability to:

  • Work in a prison environment

  • Provide clear and concise direction

  • Maintain the Resource Center in a neat, secure, and orderly fashion

  • Learn and adhere to departmental policies and procedures

  • Perform all required tasks in a timely manner


  • Prefer an Associate's Degree or higher in a related field.

  • Preference will be given to candidates that have State service, experience providing assistance to customers and Correctional experience.


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test*.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

  • Exceptional retirement program

  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.


Contact the ADC Employment Unit at (602) 255-2430 for assistance with the application process.

  • We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable acommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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