Monday, October 24, 2016

Freemont/Newark - Alameda County Library - Branch Manager - Full Time

Recruitment #16-4176-01

DATE OPENED    10/20/2016 5:00:00 PM

FILING DEADLINE             11/14/2016 5:00:00 PM

SALARY $38.74 - $47.13/hour; $80,579.20 - $98,030.40/year

EMPLOYMENT TYPE        Permanent Full-Time Employment

WORK LOCATION             Fremont

  • The Library is currently recruiting to fill two Branch Manager positions in Fremont and Newark, however, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at other Library locations.
  • Branch Manager for Fremont neighborhood branches – Centerville, Irvington, and Niles
The Branch Manager for Centerville, Irvington, and Niles oversees operations at the three neighborhood branches within the City of Fremont.  The incumbent will report to the Principal Librarian for Fremont Libraries and will supervise a staff that primarily provides service in all three locations.  These branches are currently open on the following days:

Tuesday 1pm - 8pm, Thursday 11am - 6pm, and Saturday (currently closed but 10am - 5pm are the proposed future hours)

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 5pm

Branch Manager for Newark
The Branch manager for Newark oversees operations at the Newark Library.  The incumbent will report to the Principal Librarian for Branches and will supervise a staff that primarily provides services to the Newark location.  This branch is currently open on the following days:

Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Monday and Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record in the following:
  • Implementing change management and building key relationships.
  • Outstanding background coordinating library programming and events.
  • A keen understanding of social media and new technology that may affect the library system.
  • Superior command of oral and written communication.
  • Being action-oriented and making good, data-driven decisions.
  • Successfully motivating and interacting with direct reports.

Either I
  • The equivalent of two years full-time experience as a Librarian II or an equivalent or higher-level librarian classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

  • The equivalent of three years full-time, responsible professional level library experience.
  • Possession of a master's degree in Library Science awarded by an American Library Association accredited college or university is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of recent, full-time, responsible professional library experience for either qualifying path.

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 delivering library services via emerging technologies Public library programs and their relationship to community needs
  • Principles and practices of supervision and management
  • Library materials and formats in general use
  • Library Automation applications and practices
  • Printed and digital information resources
  • Library business methods, procedures, and practices
  • Current technical services trends and practices
  • Budgeting principles and practices
  • Practical applications of library automation and circulation functions
  • Tools and trends of collection and cataloging
  • Popular materials, books and authors in several fields
  • Community awareness
  • Resource management

Ability to:
  • Implement system-wide policies, procedures and services
  • Establish courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Problem solve and analyze
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit to one’s work and to invest one’s time, talent, and best efforts in accomplishing organizational goals
  • Make decisions, exercise judgment, and set priorities
  • Generate innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to find opportunities
  • Keep the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity while working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Use personal computer hardware and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows, and Publisher
  • Make presentations to the public on library services and materials
  • Identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships with community groups and members
  • Classify and catalog library materials in various formats
  • Demonstrate effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment

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