Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Woodland - County of Yolo - Library Regional Manager

SALARY: $32.42 - $39.40 Hourly
$5,618.70 - $6,829.61 Monthly
$67,424.45 - $81,955.33 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/03/17
CLOSING DATE: 01/27/17 05:00 PM
The County of Yolo is excited to announce that the Yolo County Library is currently recruiting for the Library Regional Manager position located at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento.  This is a regular, full-time position.  The Library Regional Manager reports to the Fiscal Administrative Officer and oversees a cluster of branches in the East Yolo Region, consisting of the Knights Landing Branch Library, Arthur F. Turner Community Library, Yolo Branch Library and Clarksburg Branch Library. This person works with a diverse team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community members to deliver quality service and programming in rural and urban areas to support and engage residents in the region.
Additionally, the Library Regional Manager develops and administers policies concerning library operations, budgets, and programs, engages in the Library's strategic directions and committees, assesses and analyzes community needs and program outcomes, evaluates staff performances, cultivates partnerships with community stakeholders, supports the Friends of the Library and more.
The ideal candidate actively serves a diverse population base, possesses a firm grasp of current and emerging library and technology trends, maintains an environment that is a source of community pride and creates a culture of respect and collaboration that focuses on strengths and customer service while fostering teamwork among staff, partners, and the community. Humor, adaptability, diplomacy, and emotional intelligence are equally welcome.  Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment and fluency in languages other than English are highly desired. All library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch and be able to work regular evening and weekend hours.

Please click here for more information about this exciting opportunity!
Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education by 5pm on the final filing date.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Under general direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of multiple branches within a major geographic region of the County Library system; establishes library goals, policies, and procedures; and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, outside agencies, and the general public.

This class is a first level management class. Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for managing a region and a countywide library activity, such as staff training, library publicity, and/or community analysis.  The Library Regional Manager is the primary liaison between the region and the County Librarian. Incumbents in this class exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional and paraprofessional library staff and support staff.
The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.
  • Directly or through supervisory staff selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; models expected behaviors and provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work for regional county library services and activities; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Participates in the development of the budget including overseeing funding diversity and grants management; participates in forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships, collaborations, and positive relationships with local officials, government entities, citizens' groups, public service organizations, community groups, schools and higher education, and the public.
  • Acts as a public relations representative for the region which includes speaking to and involvement with interested groups such as Friends of the Library.
  •  Analyzes and evaluates services and facilities in assigned region; prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; makes and implements recommendations; takes appropriate action.
  • Models outstanding customer service and ensures that branch staff consistently maintain high standards of customer service; and mediates and resolves the most difficult and complex customer concerns and problems referred by branch staff.
  • Serves as a positive and motivational team leader as well as a positive and effective member of a peer group.
  • Demonstrates professional commitment by participating in professional events such as workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, and engaging with local committees and/or national organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science, Library Information Services, or related library field or equivalent from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND

Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including one year of branch operations coordination and/or supervisory experience. 

Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge of: the principles, practices and philosophy of public library work including library organization, procedures, and library automation; principles and practices of management and organizational theory, including planning, organizational design, business finance, business development, project management, and organizational effectiveness; principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; broad knowledge of books, authors, bibliographies, reference material (adult and juvenile), and sources; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications (online circulation systems and online catalogs); and English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Ability to: select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff;  plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff; investigate and resolve disciplinary issues; work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities and meet critical deadlines; develop, monitor and interpret budgets and other financial documents; plan, manage, and complete complex work assignments; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; influence and persuade others to accept a particular viewpoint or follow a particular course of action; interpret and summarize a variety of data and information; exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of information; set priorities and develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures; analyze complex problems and take appropriate action; assist people of all ages in making effective use of library services; plan the effective use of library facilities.
Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

Week of 01/30/2017:  Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 02/06/2017:  Screen for Best Qualified
Week of 02/20/2017:  Department Selection Interviews
Week of 03/06/2017:  Finalist Interviews
TBD Reference Checks
TBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
April 2017: Estimated Start Date

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are transcripts, and/or a copy of your diploma/degree. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable and must list the student name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.  Copies of diplomas should indicate your name, the name of the school, a specific field of study and date of graduation.

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions).
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com 
(619) 265-5810 www.documentservice.org
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272 www.iescaree.com
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709 www.globaleval.org

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at jobs@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Library Regional Manager Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. The job bulletin for this class outlines the steps in the application and selection process, and contains all necessary information that an applicant will need to complete and submit a complete application packet. Complete application packets MUST be submitted prior to the final filing date. Candidates will not be given additional time to submit additional information. I have read and certify that I understand the application instructions for this position. I understand that all required documents must be submitted by the final filing date, and I have reviewed the job bulletin to ensure I understand what is required to submit a complete application packet.

Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 2. I have read the above instructions and understand that my responses to the supplemental questions are required, and my responses will be used to determine the best qualified candidates for this job. I certify that my responses are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that should my name be placed on an eligible list and it is later found that my responses are inaccurate, my name will be immediately removed from the eligible list and I will be deemed ineligible for consideration for employment in this class with Yolo County.

Yes Yes    No No
* 3. Describe a situation where you led major change initiatives in a library setting and what you did to overcome resistance. Were you successful? What would you do differently?

* 4. Describe your experience working with partners and stakeholders in the community, including Friends groups, partners, elected officials, nonprofits, and/or foundations. Describe your role, the relationship, successes and challenges.

* 5. What have you done in your organization to support and develop staff and create an environment that fosters risk-taking and creativity? Please provide a specific example.

* 6. What programs and services do you believe are essential in creating sustainable and innovative library services in the 21st century? What are the challenges you foresee and what solutions would you provide to approach these challenges?

* Required Question

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.