Job is Expired Branch Manager

Montgomery County Public Libraries / Branch to be determined

Job deadline Apply by May 16th, 2018   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Maryland Maryland

Job Description

Montgomery County (MD) Public Libraries is recruiting to fill branch manager positions. This recruitment will establish an eligible list to fill current and future vacancies.

Description of Community

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is a Department of the Montgomery County government.

Montgomery County is Maryland’s most populated jurisdiction with over 1 million residents. It is a majority/minority county with very diverse communities.

  • A full one-third of Montgomery County residents were born outside of the United States
  • Montgomery County is the #1 destination in the United States for people from Ethiopia and Cameroon, and is the #2 destination for immigrants from the continent of Africa (second only to Los Angeles)
  • The top five countries of origin for people born abroad and living in the County are El Salvador, Mainland China, India, Ethiopia, and Korea
  • There are more than 15 census tracts in Montgomery County in which English is the SECOND most spoken language
  • Among all counties in the United States, Montgomery County ranks #4 in the number of French speakers and speakers of African Languages, # 9 in Persian speakers, #13 in Korean and Armenian, #14 in Greek, Thai and Hebrew, and #15 in Chinese speakers

The Library Department provides services from 21 library sites and the Correctional Facility. Services include: information services for children and adults delivered in person, over the telephone, by chat, in the stacks, and outside our walls; a Public Access Catalog for access to indices and full text materials; automated phone renewal and online catalog and customer account access (all 24 hours, 7 days a week); programming for children, teens, seniors and adults; technologies such as 3D printers, MAC and design labs, makerspaces, STEM kits, loanable laptops and ereaders and meeting rooms and collaboration spaces for public use.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 5 -
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Experience:  Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional library experience.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.

Licensure:  Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Application Requirements

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

The selection process for this position will include an evaluation of core leadership competencies such as Customer Service Orientation; Commitment to Diversity; Communication and Persuasion Skills; Teamwork, Cooperation, and Collaboration; and, Balanced Risk Taking and Innovation.

The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

  • using tools in assessing community needs for library services
  • implementing library services in response to diverse populations' needs and interests
  • managing a customer service team
  • conducting staff training and development and completing performance evaluations
  • planning, implementing, and evaluating a broad range of projects
  • implementing change management with a team
  • using an integrated library system (ILS)



HR Contact Information

Debra Marshall, Recruitment Specialist,  Office of Human Resources, Montgomery County, Maryland 240-777-5042


Barbara McClayton, Human Resources Manager, Montgomery County Public Libraries 240-777-0107

Additional info

To read the full announcement or to apply, please follow the link or visit the job search page and search for IRC31422


Link to the County job postings:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science



Not specified

Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

May 11th, 2018

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