Thursday, January 21, 2016

San Francisco - City of South San Francisco/Peninsula - Assistant Library Director

Close Date: Until Filled
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Salary:  $8,359 - $10,160 / month
Retirement:  In compliance to AB 340, CalPERS retirement formula is either 2% at age 60; employee pays approximately 7% of pay, OR 2% at age 62; employee pays approximately 6.5% of pay, depending on the individual's eligibility.  Social Security and Medicare participation; and option to participate in 457 deferred compensation plans. City contributes an equivalent of 1.5% of base pay towards a medical after-retirement account.
Health Insurance:  City offers choice of medical HMO (two providers) or PPO plan, and offers vision and dental coverage. City pays 100% of HMO, vision and dental premiums for employee and eligible dependents. For PPO, employee pays cost difference between PPO and HMO plans. City provides 100% City-paid short- and long-term disability insurances. The City offers a discretionary benefit account for employees who demonstrate health coverage elsewhere.
Supplemental Questionnaire required
Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Library Director with the City of South San Francisco.

The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full-and part-time employees.
The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites: Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. The Library’s annual budget is $4.2 million with a staff of 37 FTEs and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active participant in the Peninsula Library System consortia and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management. The library system shares an online Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium system and offers a wide variety of opportunities to try and use current technology.

This is a single-position class identified as an assistant department head in the City's classification structure, and has responsibility for daily operations and administrative functions.  The position is distinguished from the Library Director, which has greater interfaces with the Library Board of Trustees, City Council, private donors, library consortia and support groups, and reports directly to the Library Director.  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 other library manager classifications.
This professional managerial position requires the possession of a high degree of technical knowledge and supervisory responsibilities and is characterized by the comprehensiveness and complexity of the programs administered.  An incumbent in this classification demonstrates strong professional, service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills.
Ideal Candidate:
Exceptional leader with outstanding interpersonal, communications and critical thinking skills.
Well versed in innovation and non-traditional public library trends and able to create new opportunities for service or enhance existing services.
An innovative, inspiring, and energetic leader and team player with successful track record in all aspects of Library Services programming and management including program development and delivery, budget, human resources, contract management, and public relations.
Strategist who is able to set priorities and establish clear goals that will enable the Library to meet yearly and long term objectives.
Able to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations in support of goals, and monitor the results.
Experienced in budget development, preparation and administration including all aspects of grant writing and management.
Possess strong communication skills and the ability to summarize and present information about the value and direction of the Library to varied audiences, including the staff, the community and stakeholders, including other San Mateo County departments.
Demonstrate strong management abilities with solid resource management and financial skills.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical qualifying background would be:

EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a local government agency, at least two of which were in a supervisory capacity, managing the work of library programs.

TRAINING: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  

LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. 

SELECTION PROCESS: The process will consist of a review of application materials and applicants' responses to the supplemental information and questionnaire. A resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed application. Highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a modified assessment center (weighted at 100%). Upon completion of the modified assessment center, an eligible list will be established which will be used for appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and/or placement on the eligible employment list. Top ranking candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to the next phase of the selection process which consist of any or all of the following: oral interview and written/practical exercise.
Submission of supplemental information may be requested.  Complete an online application and responses to supplemental questionnaire.  The City may interview first round of qualified applicants when it feels it has a sufficient number.  The application next screening is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 15, 2016. 
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.
Prior to a conditional employment offer being made, a thorough background check will be completed, including a fingerprint check and TB medical test. At the time employment is offered, applicants must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work within the United States.

This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.

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