Tuesday, October 27, 2015

San Jose Public Library - (3) Senior Librarian - Full Time

(3) Senior Librarian
Job ID:4751

Salary Min: $80620.80  Salary Max: $98217.60

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular
Close Date: 11/16/2015

Position and Duties
Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library and are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs and service initiatives are implemented and guide the operations of the branch or unit. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating branch/unit operations; preparing and implementing work plans; monitoring branch/unit budgets; planning and implementing programs and outreach to the community; planning and implementing branch/unit goals, objectives and guidelines; ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of service and programs; and providing guidance and leadership to a professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. In addition there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in system wide teams and special projects that help achieve the library's strategic goals to enhance the development and improvement of services to the community.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

The library is recruiting for three Senior Librarians to manage the following:

  • Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock and Hillview Branch Library pair;

  • Alviso and Educational Park Branch Library pair;

  • and the Instruction and Programming Services (IPS) unit, which coordinates centralized programming, learning opportunities, and school support for the library system. The IPS position is located at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1.  Education:  Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.

2.  Experience:  Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.

3.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:
  • Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Leadership - leads by example; serves as appropriate role model; demonstrates high ethical standards; Remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment; encourages and rewards risk-taking, allowing others to learn from mistakes.
  • Change Management - Demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness.  Helps others to successfully manage organizational change.  Develops, plans and follows through on change initiatives.
  • Supervision - Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources.
  • Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue, determines the significance of problems, collections data, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant data. Makes inferences about the meaning of the data, and uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions that achieve the desired outcome.
  • Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
  • Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • Technology Use / Management - uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.
  • Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable for the branch positions.

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise. 

Application Instructions
Submission of a resume is optional.  The Education History and Work History sections of the application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.

E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from @sanjoseca.gov.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on the final filing date.  Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityJobs@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.

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