General Employment Information

The Sonoma County Library only accepts employment applications for those positions for which we are actively recruiting. is your one-stop portal to search for jobs at Sonoma County Library. If you’re looking for full-time or part-time work, or searching for an internship opportunity, will bring you closer to your goal. Go to to complete your personal profile and get started.

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I want to work at the Sonoma County Library, but I’m not a librarian. Are there job opportunities for me?

Yes! We have many jobs in library branches including shelvers, library specialists, and library associates. There are also opportunities to work as support staff in other departments such as Facilities, Accounting, Human Resources, and more!

Where can I find current employment opportunities at the Sonoma County Library?

All new job opportunities will be posted on The Sonoma County Library only accepts employment applications for positions for which we are actively recruiting.

Can you send me employment information to my email?

If you would like to be alerted when the Sonoma County Library posts new positions, login to your profile and navigate to the Sonoma County Library Job Opportunities page. Click on the Menu in the upper lefthand corner and select Email Job Alerts. From this page, you can choose specific Job Categories, or Select All to receive notifications for every job opportunity posted by Sonoma County Library.

Do I need to apply online?

Yes, we only accept applications through

I don’t have a computer or access to the internet, how do I apply for a job?

You may use the free internet and public computers at any Sonoma County Library location.

How do I complete an online application?

When you find a job through GovernmentJobs that you want to apply for, click the “Apply” button. Fill out the application completely and accurately. Make sure to complete all sections; incomplete applications will not be considered. Check to see that all your information is correct before submitting the application. You will get a confirmation email the same day.

I attached my resume; do I still need to fill out the GovernmentJobs application?

Yes, a complete application is required. You may attach a resume, but you must fill out the Work Experience section of the application as well. Be sure to list all relevant experience that would qualify you for the position.

What happens after I apply for a job?

After a recruitment closes (or on the posted First Review date), all applications are reviewed for the minimum qualifications listed in the job posting requirements specific to the position. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be asked to complete online assessments, then a decision is made who will be invited to interview. Invitations for assessments or interviews will be sent via GovernmentJobs. Check your email to ensure you receive emails from GovernmentJobs in a timely manner.

Candidates may be interviewed by one or more panels before a final decision is made. All candidates who applied will be notified of the outcome.

How long does it take to complete an application?

Online submittals can be a lengthy process. To best prepare, review the job opening information, standard application, supplemental questionnaires, and have an updated personal profile completed. If you plan to attach a cover letter or resume, have those documents prepared ahead of time.

What are supplemental questionnaires?

Most recruitments require applicants to complete a set of questions with the submittal of their application. If a job posting has supplemental questions, it is a good idea to review/print them off prior to completing the application. Supplemental Questions can be previewed by clicking on the QUESTIONS tab of the job posting.

What is the closing date?

The closing date is the last day you can apply for a job opening. All applications must be completed and submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. that day. Take this into consideration when you apply for any position, and plan ahead so you have enough time to complete the application.

I need technical assistance with my profile or application, where can I find help?

The GovernmentJobs Online Application Guide and Frequently Asked Questions pages are a good place to start. If you need to correct an error or withdraw your application, please reach out to the Human Resources Department via this Web Form.

I would like to learn about resume writing, interviewing, or gain new skills to prepare for my next job; where can I find out more?

The Sonoma County Library has many resources to help prepare job-seekers, such as LinkedIn Learning and Coursera. Ask a librarian if you need assistance finding resources on a particular topic, they will be happy to help!