Job Description

Payroll Title:
UC San Diego Library
Hiring Pay Scale
$26.71 - $29.97/hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#122131 CDM Assistant - Collections Specialist

Filing Deadline: Wed 3/29/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/20/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/29/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Collection Development and Management (CDM) Program supports and advances the University’s mission of research, teaching, and public service by selecting, managing and preserving information resources across all relevant disciplines. The Program’s ultimate goal is to provide our primary use community with access to what they need, when and where they need it, and in the form most useful to them.

The Program is essential to foster inspired learning and discovery, the growth of knowledge, and the academic success and scholarly productivity of students, faculty, and researchers. The Program plays a critical role in supporting the cycle of knowledge through ongoing stewardship of the products of research (collection and content).

Under the direction of the Collections Project Coordinator, is responsible for independently maintaining all government document, reference, maps, newspapers, current periodical and microforms collections within the Geisel Library. Ensures timely processing of newly received materials and the reshelving of circulated materials. Analyzes, develops, modifies, and implements collection management procedures. Coordinates and implements collections projects such as material relocation, collection reconciliation, format migration, weeding, and preservation projects. As appropriate to manage assigned collections and oversee collections projects, works with CDM and other program staff including the AELS, CARS, MS, and SLA programs. Serves as a supervisor to collections student employees: hires, trains, evaluates, and assigns work to student assistants to ensure the accurate and timely completion of assigned duties.

  • A cover letter is required for a complete application.


  • Ability to effectively manage time, set priorities, manage varying workloads, accommodate changing priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret trends, investigate options, implement change, and resolve multifaceted problems.

  • Skill in creating job descriptions and hiring, training, supervising, delegating, scheduling, and evaluating employees.

  • Demonstrated communications skills for one-on-one and group activities including general training, expressing ideas effectively, seeking and respecting the opinions of others, active listening, and willingness to share ideas.

  • Working knowledge of computer software to input statistics, prepare documents, reports, and correspondence.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $55,770 - $73,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $26.71 - $35.03

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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