Job is Expired Librarian II

Colorado Department of Corrections / Pueblo, CO

Job deadline Apply by December 18th, 2017   Job salary $4,117.00 per month   Job type of library Institutional   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Position works directly with offenders in a state correctional facility. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise general library services at multiple libraries according to accepted correctional library practices and principles. Compose and revise library operating procedures, schedules, and posted operational rules to ensure offender access to library services;
  • Provide reader's advisory and reference services to assist offenders and staff in selection and use of library materials. Provide outreach services to offenders in segregation and/or special needs areas who are unable to visit the library personally;
  • Prepare unit budget request with justification; manage library budget, keeping accurate fiscal records. Maintain all library records. Keep monthly usage statistics, and submit narrative and statistical reports to Programs Manager, Regional Librarian, and the State Library. Assess current and future library technology needs;
  • Communicate with facility staff (administrators, security/housing, education, mental health, case managers, etc.) on an ongoing basis to ensure that library services are integrated into overall facility operations; 
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate library technicians providing library services at assigned libraries. Schedule staff work hours to provide maximum accessibility for offenders to library services. Assign tasks, establish work standards, and monitor progress and work-flow. Provide initial and ongoing training for library technicians in public and technical library skills. Mentor and motivate library technicians to encourage ongoing professional development and improve staff retention;
  • Ensure monthly offender payroll is submitted; 
  • Develop collection development plans to guide purchase of library materials based on analysis and evaluation of the existing collection, the specific needs of the offender population, and educational, mental health and other facility program needs;
  • Consult standard library review sources and select appropriate books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials for the library collections, in accord with the collection development plan. Purchase library materials, equipment, and supplies, following DOC and state library purchasing procedures. Weed worn, damaged, outdated, and unused items from the collection;
  • Catalog library materials by assigning appropriate Dewey classification numbers and Sears subject headings for new materials to prepare for their entry into the computer catalog; maintain library computer catalog and automated circulation system. Review cataloging records after data entry to ensure that the catalog is compliant with DOC-wide standards;
  • Monitor behavior of offender patrons; enforce security regulations and library rules; eject problem patrons; write reports on rule infractions.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science or a closely related field of study, e.g. Library Informatics, Information Management and Services or Information Resource Studies. 



Two (2) years of **professional library** work experience in a public, school, academic, or special (not law) library. **PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE**:Involves exercising discretion, analytical skill, judgment, and personal accountability and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, and sharing an organized body of knowledge that characteristically is: uniquely acquired through an intense education or training regimen at a recognized college or university; equivalent to the curriculum requirements for a Bachelor's or higher degree with major study in or pertinent to the specialized field and continuously studied to explore, extend and use additional discoveries, interpretations, and application and to improve data, materials, equipment, applications, and methods. 


Professional library work experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's Degree. A Master's or Doctorate Degree from an ALA- or NCATE-accredited college or university in Library Science or related field of study, e.g. Educational Media or School Library Education, may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree and one year (MS) or two years (PhD) of professional experience respectively.

A copy of your college transcripts noting type of degree and date conferred MUST be attached to this application in order to receive college course work credit if you wish to use your credit in order to be considered for this position.


Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 2 -
Library - -

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience


  • Significant critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Keen ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects;
  • Compelling attention to detail;
  • Proficient with e-mail, Microsoft Excel and Word: must have the ability to electronically create, edit, manipulate and share information;
  • Proficient using an integrated library system (ILS) for job related duties;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, including active listening, written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills;
  • Ability to train/instruct others.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent Library Media Master's from an ALA- or NCATE - accredited college or university.
  • Previous supervisory or team leader experience.

Application Requirements

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONThe Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. Part or all of the analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to cut to a top group for additional assessment; or to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager and final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the JobMinimum QualificationsRequired Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants. 
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

In order to process a background investigation,  your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:
If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).  Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.

**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records**

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of notification and a successful medical screening by a health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant's own expense. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the collection of specimens, testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC's consideration of application for employment.

  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Possess a valid State of Colorado Driver's License;
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED;
  • Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
  • Successfully complete the Department of Corrections Basic Training upon hire, initial drug screening, and random drug screening throughout employment;
  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics);
  • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
  • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
  • Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;
  • Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
  • Swing a baton in a striking technique;
  • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
  • Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
  • Positions that have direct contact with offenders may be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum;
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breeches in safety and security;
  • Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
  • Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
  • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;
  • Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
  • Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;
  • Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
  • Willing and able to travel;
  • Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
  • TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.

We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws.  A pre-employment drug test will be administered at any part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration.  Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

Appeal RightsIf you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at 
 A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.


After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address  It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement. SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E., EXAMS, ORAL BOARDS, AND WRITTEN EXAMS) OR INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME, MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.  ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.  WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.  
HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.


HR Contact Information

The Colorado Dept. of Corrections has a special application that can only be submitted through this online method on CO-Jobs. If you cannot submit an online application you must contact Rafa Smith at 719-226-4414 before the closing date.


Additional info

METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $4,117.00 per month

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Date Posted

December 4th, 2017

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