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The Kanawha County Public Library system is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. It is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities upon request. The Human Resources Department ensures that these policies are carried out and that its recruitment policies and procedures serve the best interest of the Library, the diverse communities it serves, and the professional development of its staff members.

If candidates from outside the Library are to be considered for job openings, the Human Resources Department will be responsible for recruiting the candidates and will use the recruitment methods and sources it considers appropriate to fill the openings.

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Application Procedures

When candidates from outside the Library are to be considered for job openings, the following procedures will be followed. Any candidate for employment must complete and sign an employment application in order to be considered for hiring. Properly completed applications are retained on file for 6 months from the date received by the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will consider requests for accommodation of disabilities and will determine what, if any, accommodations will be made. A Microsoft Word version of the application can be downloaded and it is also available at the Main Library, 123 Capitol Street or at any branch library.

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As vacancies occur, all applications on file are reviewed. An interview will be arranged for those applicants whose experience/background match the job requirements. The process will include initial screening, testing (were appropriate), one-on-one and committee interviews.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for extending a job offer to any candidate that has successfully passed all stages of the selection process. The department will obtain permission and conduct a reference check, verification of degree/diplomas and driver's license, criminal background investigation (for positions of trust) and proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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