Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Solano County - Supervising Librarian

Approximate Salary:       $69,342.26 - $84,285.95/year
Opening Date:   1/30/2015 12:00:00 PM
Final Filing Date:               2/20/2015 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:      Joy Cadiz (707) 784-3405

Supervising Librarians plan, organize and supervise a large library section or a small library branch with several professional librarians and technical support staff.  They are responsible for the training and supervision of staff; scheduling; providing professional and outreach services directly to the public; making budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures; representing the library in the community; assisting in policy formulation and implementation; and collection development.
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: 
  • Can identify customer expectations and demonstrate personal commitment to meet or exceed those expectations.
  •  Is creative problem solver that uses a team-oriented approach to make improvements.  Appreciates and is effective working in a social, economically, and cultural diverse community.  Has high energy, unquestioned integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Is able to build and maintain effective relationships while modeling self-management.  Practices collaborative skills to achieve common goals in a spirit of collegiality and mutual respect.
  • Use technology and understands the primary role technology plays in the delivery of library services.
  • Has excellent presentation skills.      

EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional library services experience with supervisory training and experience. 
  • 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. 

2/20/15 Deadline to submit application and required documents.
Week of 3/2/15 Tentative week for Oral Board interview.
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.
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.  Describe in detail how you received your supervisory training.
2.  If any, please describe your supervisory experience. 
All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.  Previously submitted application materials .e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) 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.  Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA
A copy of your Master's Degree in Library Science must be submitted by the final filing deadline. Failure to submit the required document(s) will result in immediate disqualification from further consideration in the recruitment process.
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 (Librarian-Supervising) and the recruitment number (15-345020-01). If submitting via email, please include the recruitment title and number in the subject.

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