Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Monterey County Library - Assistant Library Director
Salary: $7,130.00 - $9,733.00 Monthly
Opening Date: 01/16/15
Closing Date: Continuous
Under the direction of the Library Director, assists in planning, directing, implementing, and overseeing the operations of the Monterey County Library system including analysis and evaluation of automated systems; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Library Director; and, performs related duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plan, organize, and control County library operations, services, programs and activities; establish and maintain departmental timelines and priorities; participate in strategic planning; ensure optimal allocation of library resources; prepare and monitor library performance measures; comply with established laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
2. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; and oversee, direct, coordinate and motivate the work of others. Coordinate and direct assigned personnel and other resources to meet County library needs and ensure smooth and efficient Department activities; develop and implement departmental training activities; oversee the development and implementation of library services to include branch management and automation; manage the operation and maintenance of County branch libraries, bookmobiles and related services.
3. Direct activities to ensure proper maintenance of county-wide library collections to include acquisition, receipt and distribution of library materials county-wide; coordinate library resource-sharing activities and direct inter-library loan activities.
4. Deploy and coordinate the implementation of new services or programs.
5. Participate in the review, analysis and implementation of new automated systems, equipment and technologies; maintain current knowledge of programs, products and services related to automated systems and technologies.
6. Participate in the preparation and review of the Library budget, hiring and personnel management, and facilities planning and maintenance.
7. Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical records as well as provide technical information and assistance to library management, staff and outside groups/individuals about library services and programs.
8. Enhance personal and subordinate professional development through participation in professional organizations and attendance at professional conferences and workshops; conduct meetings, workshops and special events as assigned; represent the library on county-wide committees as needed; coordinate with Friends of the Library groups system-wide and the foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries.
9. Serve as Library Director in her/his absence.
Thorough knowledge of:
1. Library operations and organization, including services, activities, staffing, facilities, and equipment.
2. Principles and practices of library science.
3. Reference sources and methods and other information-acquisition methods.
4. Advanced collection development principles and strategies as well as tools for selection.
5. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
6. Public library philosophy and practice, and professional ethics and obligations.
Working knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices of program development and administration.
2. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration as applied to a library system; and, public library funding sources.
3. The publishing industry including standards and practices.
4. Library automation principles and practices, computer equipment systems and software.
5. Popular literature, and web and social media resources.
Some knowledge of:
Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to library services and personnel administration.
Skill and Ability to:
1. Develop, organize, plan and coordinate operating procedures and information programs.
2. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; and oversee, direct, coordinate and motivate the work of others.
3. Conduct accurate and thorough research and analysis, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations, and prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
4. Administer large program budgets.
5. Analyze, assess, and address community needs related to the Library System and recommend plans for modifying or extending library services.
6. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
7. Interpret library policies and procedures to the public and support staff.
8. Design and deliver effective public relations and publicity presentations. Develop materials for media and community publications.
9. Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations related to library services and personnel administration.
10. Communicate effectively, clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.
11. Operate a personal computer with standard software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and learn specialized library software systems such as Polaris. Operate standard office equipment.
12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
13. Communicate a warm and welcoming public attitude and spirit of service.
14. Willingness to work Library System’s schedule of hours.
15. Willingness to transport self throughout Library System.
A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING
The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experiences, education or training. A typical way to acquire these required knowledge and skills is listed below:
Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association. AND Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a professional level library position,
including three years of experience at the supervisory or management level. AND Competency and experience in two of the following library service areas: Reference
Services, Adult Services, Children’s Services, Technical Services or Technology.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a safe driving record; or the ability to provide suitable alternate transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
• Knowledge at the baccalaureate level of a literature other than American.
• Fluency in Spanish.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Ability to sit for approximately 6 hours per day performing assigned duties such as in meetings or at a computer terminal; Ability to walk approximately 2 hours per day to organize the efforts of others and oversee library operations; Physical strength to lift materials weighing up to approximately 25 pounds on occasion and to lift, reach, bend and carry meeting materials, displays, etc.; Ability to perform coordinated, skillful movements of fingers, hands or arms in order to use a personal computer and drive a motor vehicle. Hear, speak and see sufficiently to function in a typical office environment.
APPLICATION SUBMITTAL & SELECTION PROCEDURES or PROCESSES
• The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
• The competitive process includes submittal of required application materials: a completed Monterey County Application, and responses to the Supplemental questions. Other materials may be submitted, but are optional.
• All application materials must be received in the CAO-Human Resources Division by priority screen date January 30, 2015. Applications received after that date will be considered on an as-needed basis.
• Applicants who fail to complete a County Application will not be considered. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
• Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance examination, and/or written examination.
Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County CAO-Human Resources Division
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-755-5116 FAX: 831-757-5792
Our Website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel
Job Hotline: Salinas (831) 755-5126 or Monterey (831) 647-7726
Or APPLY ON-LINE at www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel
Assistant Library Director Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Please describe your experience, training and education that substantially demonstrate fulfillment of the Minimum Qualifications and your ability to perform the Significant Duties listed on the job announcement above for Assistant Library Director.
* 2. Please describe your experience working and providing leadership in a team-based library work environment.
* Required Question