Saturday, September 3, 2016

Alameda County Library - Librarian IV - Full Time

DATE OPENED  8/25/2016 5:00:00 PM

FILING DEADLINE: 9/19/2016 5:00:00 PM

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

EMPLOYMENT TYPE   Permanent Full-Time Employment

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.  This position will coordinate branch operational service functions in the following areas as a member of the administrative staff:
  • Circulation Services
  • Sunday Services
  • Services-As-Needed Staff
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Accessibility Services
  • This position works a Sunday - Thursday schedule.

  • In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate is a flexible leader with a proven track record advocating for and expanding patron services.  The candidate will embrace change, will have high expectations for his/her own work and the work of others, and will excel at the following:
  • Effective training and scheduling of library staff
  • Drafting and implementing procedures
  • Knowledge and expertise in both circulation and reference work and trends
  • Relationship-building with all levels of staff and administration
  • Internal and external customer service
  • Effective oral and written communication


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.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum requirements above, this position requires that applicants possess the equivalent of one year full-time experience, within the last 5 years, either providing or supervising staff providing library circulation services.

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

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

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.

  • Deadline for Filing: Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications: September 23, 2016
  • Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified September 30, 2016
  • *Oral Interviews  Week of October 17, 2016

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
  • For your Health & Welfare Benefits
  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance 
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage)
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • For your Financial Future
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • For your Work/Life Balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

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