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Bookstore Service Clerk (Temporary Assignment)

Bookstore Service Clerk (Temporary Assignment)

Posting Number: 0001331

Location: Los Medanos College

Salary: $15.87 per hour

Position Definition:

To assist in providing a variety of cashiering, purchasing and inventory services; and to assist customers in obtaining books and supplies.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Operates a point of sale system; receives money for purchases and makes correct change; approves checks, refunds and exchanges according to bookstore policy.
Assists customers in obtaining books and supplies; answers general questions.
Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of the bookstore and assigned stock areas.
Assists in general office duties; keyboards, files and answers phone calls; assists with store displays.
Orders, prices and stocks merchandise for assigned areas; maintains updated records, files and documentation on purchases and inventory levels.
Processes book returns and buy back of students’ textbooks.
Assists with shipping and receiving duties.
Prepares daily register tray; prepares daily reports and bank deposits.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


One (1) year of experience performing customer service and cashier duties.
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.

Knowledge Of:

Principles, practices and procedures used in retail purchasing and inventory control.
Principles, practices and procedures of cash handling.
Proper operation of store equipment such as point of sale systems, computers and calculators.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

Skill To:

Skill/Ability to:
Perform simple reference work and assist customers in the selection of books and supplies.
Exercise sound judgment in purchasing and identifying purchasing needs.
Keep abreast of price changes, stock location, description and prices.
Record and maintain proper documentation of purchases and inventory levels.
Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions.
Prepare and set up appropriate displays.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Perform heavy physical labor, including lifting and moving items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Ability To:

Desirable Qualifications:

• Extensive customer service experience in a diverse working environment

• Strong communication and listening skills

• Experience in the understanding of cash intake and cash control procedures, as well as the acceptance of fee payments.

• Experience maintaining inventory levels and keeping accurate inventory records.

Special Instructions:

Hourly/ On-Call/ Seasonal Opportunity:
Los Medanos College is offering the following hourly/ on-call/ seasonal opportunity. These are not permanent positions but a temporary, seasonal or on-call Classified hourly positions based on business need.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail a cover letter via e-mail, to:, detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, and a resume or work history to the hiring manager/supervisor, by August 15, 2019. If you have any further questions about this position, please direct them to the hiring manager.

For more information contact Robert Estrada by phone at 925-473-7540.

Job Close Date: 8/15/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

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