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  • Courier, Carbondale Location

    Illinois Heartland Library System

  • Library/Organization Address

    1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 105
    Carbondale, Illinois 62903
  • Employment Type


  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    $15 per hour for Day Shift / $17.25 for Night Shift

  • About the Organization

    Our mission is to support member libraries of all types in providing quality library services. IHLS facilitates access to shared resources, advocates for libraries, promotes innovation, and develops community partnerships. Here at IHLS, we have a great work-life balance that is part of our company culture. IHLS was named among the Greater St. Louis Top Workplaces by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2022!

    IHLS is committed to workplace diversity, building a diverse workforce, and providing equal opportunities to all regardless of age, race, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, national origin, religion, and any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking a customer service-driven delivery driver for our Carbondale hub location. This position is vital in providing exceptional service to the library communities that we serve. These positions sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries. Courier Driver services are provided Mondays through Fridays. The position is full time scheduled to work 40 hours a week at times filling in for a night shift on an as-needed basis.

    Day Shift: Day hours would be approximately 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Paid at $15 hourly). Night Shift: Night Shift Hours would be around 3:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (includes a 15% shift differential making the hourly rate $17.25) The night driving would consist of delivery to our Champaign, IL location.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Drive, load, and unload a van weighing less than 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
    • Drive a scheduled pickup and delivery route, sometimes entering unattended buildings.
    • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
    • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
    • Inspect van and van equipment, such as mirrors, lights, gas gauge, temperature gauge, tires, turn signals, and brakes to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
    • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
    • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic/transportation situations per IHLS protocol.
    • Use professional communication methods.
    • Attend workshops and participate in training.
    • Participate proactively as part of the IHLS team.
    • Ability to follow security measures for libraries including arming and disabling alarms and properly locking and unlocking doors.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to sort books and library materials based on established location codes.
    • Ability to frequently lift tubs of books and other library materials.
    • Ability to drive daily on established routes and follow established laws and safe driving procedures.
    • Ability to assume responsibility for entering unattended delivery sites using an alarm or key.
    • Excellent oral communication skills for the purposes of conveying information and instructing others while maintaining a strong customer service focus.
    • Display a professional business attitude with a pleasant demeanor while working in a customer service-oriented organization.
    • Knowledge of how to use a personal computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

    Working Conditions:

    Most of the work is performed by driving a van and assisting in the delivery and pick up of library materials. Occasionally may encounter rain, snow, or ice. Sorting and loading of library materials may occur indoors and outdoors.

    Physical Requirements:

    • This position requires extensive periods of sitting while driving up to 400 miles daily. It also requires repetitive use of arms and legs and moving the whole body including standing, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, reaching, pushing, grasping, hearing, and talking.
    • Requires the ability to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including but not limited to tubs of books and other library materials.
    • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus as well as clarity of vision at 20. Must have the ability to drive in day and night driving conditions.
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

    • Some High School
    • 3-year driver’s license holder (Must be 25 years of age)
    • Licenses or Certifications Required: Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Benefits Offered


    IHLS offers an extensive benefits package to include paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) (must contribute 4.5% of earnings), employer-paid life insurance, and the ability to add additional life insurance coverages. Here at IHLS we have a great work-life balance that is part of our company culture.

  • Position Start Date

    We expect this position to start within 2-4 weeks. This is contingent upon board approval, background and driving record check, job-based physical, and drug screen.
  • How to Apply

    Applicants should send their resume to:
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