Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fremont - Alemeda County Library - Librarian IV (2 Positions available) - Full Time

Librarian IV (2 positions open)

DATE OPENED   3/11/2016

FILING DEADLINE             4/6/2016 5:00:00 PM

SALARY $41.29 - $50.20/hour; $85,883.20 - $104,416.00/year

EMPLOYMENT TYPE        Permanent Full-Time Employment

WORK LOCATION             Fremont

Under the general direction of the Deputy County Librarian or a Principal Librarian, assumes staff advisory responsibility for the development and coordination of library service programs.

While the current vacancies are for Coordinator of Childrens' Services and Coordinator of Young Adult services, the eligible list established as a result of this recruitment and examination process may be used to fill future vacancies that occur.

Librarians IV are responsible for the system-wide services in a specialized area and/or to a specific service population. This classification differs from that of Supervising Librarian by the latter having responsibility for branch library or select technical services operations. 

  • In addition to meeting the listed minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate must be adept at change management, social media, community outreach and have exhibited attributes of a futurist, as the library system is ever-evolving; and will have demonstrated a successful track record in the following:
  • Planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating innovative library programming and events, particularly in children’s services
  • Knowledge of guidelines, standards, goals and objectives related to children’s services
  • Being adaptable and keeping a positive work ethic when experiencing changes in work responsibilities, work environment, process or culture
  • Ability to interact and build key relationships with all levels of staff and administration, library departments, County departments, community groups.
  • Effective use of social media and new technology in the library environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication with a variety of audiences.  
Either I
  • The equivalent of two years' full-time experience as a Librarian II, having developed expertise relevant to the position. 

  • The equivalent of 18 months full-time experience as a Librarian III, having developed expertise relevant to the position.

  • The equivalent of one-year full-time experience as a Supervising Librarian I in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts), having developed expertise relevant to the position.

  • Possession of a master's degree in Library Science or Public Administration awarded by an accredited college or university,

  • The equivalent of three years' full-time, responsible professional library experience, having developed specialized knowledge in a particular field or the equivalent of three years’ full-time program experience in a professional environment. Supervisory experience is desirable.

Special Requirements:
Incumbents of this class may be assigned to work schedules including weekend and/or evening shifts. 

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of librarianship as applied to a public library system.
  • Public library programs and their relationship to community needs.
  • Current standards of library reference and services and familiarity with Adult, Teen and Children’s literature.
  • Library reference and circulation methods, technology, procedures and organization.
  • Principles of supervision and training. 

Ability to:
  • Plan and organize.
  • Analyze and problem solve.
  • Make decisions through weighted judgment.
  • Direct, manage, and centralize coordinated tasks and duties.
  • Lead and direct change.
  • Use interpersonal sensitivity and emotional intelligence.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Conduct workshops.
  • Maintain quality of system services in a specialized area.

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