Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Solano County - Deputy Director of Library Services

Deputy Director of Library Services

Approximate Salary: $88,076.19- $107,05716/year

Deadline: 6/12/2015 5:00:00 PM


The Deputy Director of Library Services is responsible for the ongoing management over divisions of the Department of Library Services through subordinate managers and supervisors.  Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for public services and/or support services for the county library system.

The Deputy Director of Library Services serves as a member of the Library’s executive management team and is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of goals, objec­tives, policies, priorities and performance standards for the assigned divisions; participating in strategic planning for major initiatives and new directions for library services; providing innovative leadership in a culture characterized by excellent service; developing, evaluating and resolving service needs and related methods of delivery; and, creating and maintaining relationships with community members and organizations.

This position is exempt from civil service, "at will" and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE is someone who has a progressive vision of library services, is customer focused, enthusiastic and has a sense of humor. Strong organizational and project-management skills are required as is good judgment, tact and discretion. Effective written and oral communication skills are critical to the position.  


  • Four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience providing library services which includes two years in a library management position and related activities including budgeting, planning  and evaluation of services.


  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required from an accredited college or university.

To review the job description for this position, please visit:

  • The County participates in the CalPERS retirement 2% @ 60 for current members of PERS from another agency (or reciprocal retirement system) and 2% @ 62 for new members.
  • Longevity Pay: Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts.
  • Vacation: 20 days per year.
  • Administrative Leave: 80 hours per year.
  • A cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. Medical insurance is effective the first of the month following date of hire.  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.
  • The county participates in Social Security.
  • To view the benefits package for this position, please visit:

  • 06/12/15 - Deadline to submit application.
  • 06/24/15 - Tentative dates for Oral Board interviews.
  • 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, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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

  • To apply, please visit  All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment, but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
  • 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 Masters's degree in Library Science is required for this position. Applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their degree OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment. Previously submitted application materials for prior requirements will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

  • 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 or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, or by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Director of Library Services) and the recruitment number (15-147310-01). If submitting by email, please include the recruitment name and number in the subject line.

  • Ensures coordination and fiscal control in the delivery of direct services and support activities; ensures compliance with state and local rules, regulations and policies; establishes standards for quality service operations.
  • Oversees the work of supervisory, professional and office support staff; responds to personnel issues; addresses employee concerns and problems; counsels, disciplines, organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; confers with subordinates to review and monitor operations, employee performance and other administrative matters; is responsible for a variety of personnel activities including employee performance evaluations, training, selection and disciplinary actions; and resolves the most complex problems.
  • Acts as liaison with various County officials, community groups; other public agencies and representatives of local businesses to explain departmental functions, policies and procedures; may make presentations before the Board of Supervisors, local government agencies, community groups and professional organizations; consistently uses independent judgment.
  • Participates in the development of overall department budget; assumes significant responsibility for the preparation and administration of the division assigned budgets monitors expenditures; prepares and submits reports on operational effectiveness.
  • Visits branches to monitor and insure effective delivery of services; monitors professional and technical development related to library operations, evaluates their impact and recommends improvement;
  • Writes grant proposals, monitors and ensures program compliance and reports to funding agencies.
  • Serves as advisor to department head on technology-related and/or public service matters; evaluates operational and administrative policies of the department; assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures to facilitate effective service delivery and management control; plans and conducts studies of administrative and operational activities; develops reports and recommendations for appropriate action based on an analysis of gathered data.
  • Develops, interprets, determines, and communicates appropriate application of policy and operational procedures; conducts staff meetings and ensures appropriate communication throughout the assigned divisions.
  • Provides highly responsible administrative support to the executive management team; supports controversial positions; investigates and resolves sensitive issues; responsible for monitoring and establishing business procedures to ensure customer service and satisfaction; conducts special studies and convenes special committees; acts on behalf of the Library Director as assigned.
  • Understands current trends and best practices in library services with special emphasis on emerging technologies, automation and communication systems, and electronic resources.
  • Possesses ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to interact diplomatically with all levels of staff and management throughout the organization.
  • Coordinates strategic planning for technology; recommends, implements and evaluates technological strategies; recommends and manages a technology budget; and recommends and implements technology-related policy and procedures.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid class C California driver's license may be required.


Independent travel will be required.

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