Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fairfield - Library - Literacy Program Manager

Approximate Salary:       $76,754.89 - $93,296.05/year
Opening Date:   2/6/2015 5:00:00 PM
Final Filing Date:               2/27/2015 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:      Joy Cadiz (707) 784-3405
Work Locations:                Fairfield

The Literacy Program Manager plans, manages, administers implements, and evaluates the Library System’s literacy program including planning, implementing and directing the adult, family and pediatric literacy programs as well as programs for adults and children who speak little or no English. The incumbent also serves as a member of the department's management team which sets policy and direction for the library system.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a positive outlook in facing the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to welcome change in a continuous evolving organization. Additionally, this person will be someone who:
  •  An experienced Literacy professional with a strong record of accomplishments, professional commitment, integrity, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  •  An effective leader who has the ability to develop, identify, motivate and properly direct professional staff.
  • A long range planner, able to create and coordinate funding streams in order to provide new opportunities for service or enhance existing services.
  • Able to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations in support of goals, and monitor the results.
  • A strong communicator and able to summarize and present information about the value and direction of the Library to varied audiences, including the staff, the community and other stakeholders, and other County departments.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in community programs as a coordinator, program developer community resource person or a literacy coordinator or assistant. 
Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Education, Administration, Library Science, Social or Behavioral Science or a closely related field. Possession of a Master’s Degree in a related field is highly desirable.
  • Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2015 calendar year is $1,393.18 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.
  • Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security. 
  • Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
  • The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year. 
  • Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, and 30 years.

2/27/15 Deadline to apply and submit required documents.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts) are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
 Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply.  Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA
A Bachelor's degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying date and degree conferred). Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement.   Previously submitted application materials for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.    
How to Submit Your Documents   
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person, by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email at   When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Literacy Program Manager) and the recruitment number (15-147060-01). If submitting via email, please include the recruitment title and number in the subject.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. 
1.       Why is adult literacy an important issue to the health of our community?
2.       What important issues do you see facing Literacy in the next 5 years?
3.       Your program continually maintains a long waiting list of adult learners. How would you decide who the program should serve?  Would you set priorities?  If so, what would they look like?

4.       Please list at least 2 community programs that you have coordinated. Please include the community/communities the programs served and the outcome of the programs.
5.       Under which capacity would you consider your 2 years of qualifying experience and was it paid or unpaid?
  Paid, Coordinator
  Paid, Program Developer
  Paid, Resource Person
  Paid, Literacy Coordinator
  Paid, Literacy Assistant
  Unpaid, Coordinator
  Unpaid, Program Developer
  Unpaid, Resource Person
  Unpaid, Literacy Coordinator

  None of the above, I do not have 2 years of experience in any of the above.

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