Bookstore Service Clerk


Posting Number: 0001777


Location: Los Medanos College


Salary: $3,517 – $4,286 per month (see special instruction for step placement)


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:


• Knowledge and experience using Nebraska Book Company (PRISM) point of sale and inventory control systems.

• Ability to process E-commerce orders.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with diverse, racial, ethnic, gender, disabled, and cultural populations.


Special Instructions:


This position supports working in both Pittsburg and Brentwood campus locations.


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $3,517.00 per month, second step $3,695.00 per month or third step at $3,883.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $4,286.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date: 12/19/2022


Open Until Filled: No


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