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Library Services Manager

Library Services Manager

Contra Costa County Job Location: California Apply By: 10/14/2019 Date Created: 09-16-2019

SALARY:$50.01 - $60.79 Hourly $4,000.93 - $4,863.16 Biweekly $8,668.68 - $10,536.84 Monthly $104,024.16 - $126,442.08 Annually
CLOSING DATE:10/14/19 11:59 PM
Bargaining Unit: Management - Mgmt Classes, Classified & Exempt
The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting for a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as a Library Services Manager. Under general direction from the County Librarian or a Deputy County Librarian, the Library Services Manager plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates major system-wide County Library programs and services. This classification serves as a member of the Library Management team, and is responsible for planning, budgeting, personnel, and other administrative activities. Incumbents may provide direct oversight to a number of Community Library Managers. Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  •  An emotionally intelligent leader who is an effective listener and consensus builder at all levels
  • Experience collaborating with others dealing with budgeting, personnel, and other administrative functions
  • Effective supervisory experience and mentorship of staff, including the ability to lead and coach to develop future leaders
  • Ability to lead library strategic planning and assessment, develop and execute system-wide policies, procedures and initiatives
  • Demonstrate passion through organizational focus, perseverance, and commitment
To read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Oral Interview: November 11, 2019
  • Assumes responsibility for the Library Department in the absence of the County Librarian or Deputy County Librarian
  • Administer all activities of the assigned functional area including evaluating resources, personnel, facilities, and long-range program planning
  • Work with community library managers in translating the Library's broad objectives and strategic plans into programs and activities supporting such goals
  • Assess day-to-day branch Library staffing needs, direct absence management staff, establish and review performance standards
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of its staff in meeting objectives
  • Oversee and assist in obtaining available outside funding when available through grants and/or donations
  • Provide, policy, advice and assistance to Deputy County Librarians on staff development and training, operational trends, and library strategic goals
  • Ensures the confidentiality and that the Library Department policies and procedures are followed
  • Consult with community library managers to advise on program services, implementation of new policies, procedures and practices
  • Confer with executive team to implement and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes and other factors
  • Monitors the budget for assigned program areas, recommends budget requests for implementation of new program initiatives
  • Serve as the management advisor and consultant to system-wide advisory and operational committees, may lead special task teams and new project initiatives
  • Direct and/or prepare a variety of narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials
  • Make presentations to executive team, staff, the public, organizations, agencies and governmental entities
  • Train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Experience: Three (3) years full-time or its equivalent experience in library management or in a public, major business, or large academic library program and services development: two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  1. Application Filing:  All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.  A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required. 
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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