Friday, February 20, 2015

City of Cucamonga - San Bernardino County - Library - Assistant Library Director

Assistant Library Director

Close Date: Feb 26, 2015

Salary: $7,610.00 - $9,765.00 Monthly


The Rancho Cucamonga Library is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, creative, team-oriented professional who represents the tenets of Team RC to work as the Assistant Library Director.  Under the general direction of the Library Director, assists the director by assuming broad responsibility for the oversight of the branch libraries and departmental administrative functions; participates in the establishment of long-term development plans, staffing plans, and marketing and community relations programs; coordinates operations and projects with Library divisions and other City departments and library organizations; acts on behalf of the Library Director in their absence; and performs related duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a true visionary; have a strong commitment to excellent customer service; display an outstanding work ethic, attitude and sense of teamwork; inspire those around them; and show flexibility and interest in adapting to the evolving world of libraries.

  • This position has responsibility for daily operations and administrative functions.
  • The Assistant Library Director exercises direct supervision over the Library Services Managers, Principal Librarian, and administrative support staff.
  • The position is distinguished from the Library Director, which has greater interfaces with the City Council, Library Board of Trustees, Library Foundation, private donors, and support groups, and reports directly to the City Manager’s Office.
  • The Assistant Library Director has broader responsibility for all departmental operations, a larger span of supervisory control, and more varied grant administration and budgeting accountabilities than the Library Service Managers and Principal Librarian. 
  • The Assistant Library Director participates in the development and evaluation of departmental goals and priorities;
  • Assists in the creation, revision, and interpretation of administrative policies and procedures; acts as staff liaison to various citizen advisory committees, support groups, professional library associations, etc.;
  • assists in the development and management of the department annual budget, including capital improvement, library fund, and acquisition funds, as well as coordinates allocation decisions with division managers;
  • Plans, manages, and evaluates the work of division managers and administrative support staff;
  • Assists in resolving significant employee relations problems throughout the department;
  • Negotiates and administers contracts, trusts, leases, and professional services agreements;
  • Assists the Library Director in long-term planning for facility and program upgrades;
  • Leads and oversees major projects and programs;
  • Evaluates feasibility of major new library technologies and services and advises Library Director;
  • Completes and reviews a variety of statistical and administrative reports and completes major studies and reports that are filed with State resource agencies;
  • Makes formal presentations and represents the library before the Library Boards and City Council; acts on behalf of Library Director as needed. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, public administration, or a related field, is required.
  • A Master of Science degree in Library Science is required.
  • Six or more years of increasingly responsible professional librarianship experience, including employee supervision, administration, budgeting, community relations, resource acquisitions, and related work.
  • Knowledge of theories and principles of library science;
  • Organization and management of a variety of library services; principles of employee motivation and leadership;
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and evaluation; budgeting practices; contract administration practices;
  • research and surveying methods; ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support personnel;
  • select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; identify and respond to City Manager and City Council issues, concerns and needs;
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals;
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques; formulate and administer library administrative policies and practices;
  • Prepare and administer complex budgets and think in an entrepreneurial manner;
  • Allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner; prepare clear and concise administrative reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with staff, management, general employees, support groups, public and private representatives, general patrons, contractors, consultants, vendors, and other parties on behalf of the City;
  • And be able to innovate, create, inspire, and help lead the Rancho Cucamonga Library to new heights.


Successful candidates shall be required to:

Ø  Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and

Ø  Pass a pre-employment medical exam; and

Ø  Provide proof of a valid California driver’s license and be insurable; and

Pass a reference and background verification.  References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.

Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at (909) 919-2616.  Applicants may visit the City’s official website at for more information

  • CalPERS Retirement Benefits
  • Medical insurance provided at $750 per month
  • Dental plan and optical plan provided
  • Vacation (80 hours accrued first year)
  • 14 paid holidays (including three discretionary holidays)
  • Sick leave (120 hours per year)
  • Administrative Leave (75 hours per year)
  • $50,000Life Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation (4% of base salary)
  • $2,300 tuition reimbursement per fiscal year

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