Thursday, February 16, 2017

Santa Maria - Santa Maria City Library - Librarian III - Full Time

Salary  $7,264.96 - $8,830.62 Monthly Location  Santa Maria, CA

Job Type Full-Time 

Department Library

Job Number FY 16-00070 

Closing 3/10/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

Under general direction of the City Librarian, acts as a staff assistant to the City Librarian, plans, supervises, and coordinates two or more divisions of the Library which may include Reference, Circulation, Extension, Youth, Technical or Volunteer Services; provides analytical and technical assistance to Administration as directed by the City Librarian; assists in identifying, analyzing, and proposing solutions to operational problems, and staffing issues; assists in development and recommendation of policies, procedures, program budgets and administrative duties; is responsible for maintaining and making recommendations for the divisional budget development, recruitment related functions, and reviews work of professional, technical, and clerical staff in the delivery of the system library services; may act on behalf of the City Librarian in his/her absence; carries out program and/or project management; assist in grant and contract administration; and performs other duties as assigned.

The Librarian III is a managerial professional class in the Library. Positions in this class typically manage major library system functions and assist the City Librarian. Incumbents perform increasingly difficult and complex administrative analysis tasks, can conduct management studies, and can coordinate projects as directed by the City Librarian. The Librarian III will assist the City Librarian with strategic planning, policy analysis, budget preparation, Human Resources and outreach. Incumbents are expected to cross-train in all areas and become proficient for maximum efficiencies. The Librarian III is distinguished from the next lower classification, Librarian II, in that the former has managerial responsibility for two or more major library system functions and performs administrative duties and projects. 

We are looking for a public service focused, and technology savvy, innovative and team oriented professional to come to the Santa Maria Public Library to fill our Librarian III position overseeing Reference/Adult Services and Circulation. Santa Maria Public Library System offers a great salary and benefits in a beautiful Central California coastal location.  We have a dedicated staff who strive to deliver excellent service to the public through offering responsive programs and services in our main library and four branches.

  • The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties.  The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Manages delivery of library and information services, directly or indirectly, in assigned program areas, as well as special programs such as learning center/Makerspaces  and outreach, as directed. Develops new services and projects to meet the needs of the community. Performs administrative level analysis and technical support duties to the City Librarian.
  • Serves as a member of the Library Management Team by participating in short and long range planning and goal setting, development and justification of budget and library policies and procedures.  Interprets and carries out existing library and city policies.
  • Manages collection development, acquisition and organization of information and materials in assigned program areas, directly or indirectly, by facilitating access to them. Selects specialized vendors and service agencies for ordering and processing of division materials, supplies and programs.
  • Supervises, trains, guides, motivates, and evaluates professional, technical, and clerical staff and volunteers; develops, supports, and facilitates the work of functional and operational teams.
  • Displays expertise in knowledge of reading levels, interests and needs of children, young adults, and adults.
  • Displays expertise in knowledge of reading levels, interests and needs of age levels and demographics served by library.
  • Plans, publicizes and presents special programs and events including those specifically for the assigned program areas. For example in the Youth Services area, manages system wide annual summer reading program, story times, and book talks for preschool through eighth grade patrons. Coordinates with adult services for presentation of special adult programs and events for branch libraries including the annual adult summer reading program. In Adult Services and Circulation, oversees adult outreach and programs, use of technology, and partnerships with Central Coast Literacy Council and Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society.
  • Prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, presentation materials, and other written documents; assists in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and administrative control systems.
  • Prepares, monitors and reconciles a variety of budgets, contracts, grant-funded and/or state and/or federal-funded programs; performs professional-level administrative work in such areas as human resource administration, management, management analysis, financial administration and reporting, contract and grant administration;
  • Conducts a variety of analytical and operational studies regarding departmental activities and makes recommendations; assesses community needs through a variety of methods and develops procedures and facilities to improve service to users
  • Represents the City and Library on a variety of community and stakeholder groups; develops and implements internal communication strategies and training designed to enhance and promote exemplary customer service; coordinates departmental training and assists in technical personnel-related work as assigned
  • Is responsible for the recruitment process to which area is assigned.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports; may work with other departments, community organizations and local businesses to expand opportunities to reach the public with information about City services; depending on assignment, may be responsible for media communications; may prepare and disseminate information to the press and other media in written form, including public service announcements, and feature articles as assigned; coordinates and completes a variety of special assignments as directed
  • Participates in the development and implementation of operational and administrative processes, procedures and programs; provides a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, human resources, and operational analyses and studies.
  • Continues professional growth by participating in professional library organizations, continuing education, and reading professional literature.
  • Makes every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public and performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Masters Degree in Library Science.

  • Minimum of three years of professional library experience including at least one year supervisory experience.
  • OR any combination of education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the above minimum requirements.

Knowledge of:        
  • Principles and practices of professional library work; trends and major challenges facing libraries; familiarity with standard library resources as well as popular literature, web and social media resources; principles and practices of effective management and supervision; library automation systems and their management; emerging technologies including databases and digitization; community needs assessment and methods of involving the community in library planning and services; principles and trends in community and public relations; grant management and writing techniques;  and  principles and practices of exemplary customer service.

Ability to:                              

  • Effectively supervise, train and schedule subordinate staff; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; practice, model, and train staff in the delivery of quality public library service; support and participate in team activities and functions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; take a proactive approach to problem solving; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; attend work, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position's required duties and responsibilities; collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups in reaching a consensus for the betterment of the community; operate a personal computer using standard software and learn specialized library software systems; practice and exemplify the City of Santa Maria's Mission Statement; and demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.

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