Director, Libraries & Historical Resources: Professional work directing activities of the Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources Department with an emphasis on customer service philosophy and delivery, providing information and educational opportunities, preservation of significant historical resources, community engagement, employee and leadership development through continuous learning and public relations The employee in this position will ensure that other team members participate in setting and achieving Departmental goals by contributing to strategic and operational planning, developing policies, participating in decision making and evaluating progress.
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Subject to Passing Substance Screening
This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Eight (8) years progressively responsible professional experience in a public library system, six (6) years of supervisory/management experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Historical Resources, including services, programs, and partnerships. Ability to develop and articulate the vision for Historical Resources and implement the activities to achieve the goals and objectives. Experience creating strategic partnerships to achieve specific community outcomes for history-related education and historical preservation of built and natural environment.
Job Competencies: Knowledge of the following: management principles and practices, principles in budget preparation and management, professional library science and administration, information literacy, archival practices, government operations, technical developments including automation and access. Ability to build consensus, negotiate agreements, and implement constructive change. Ability to develop work programs and plan and supervise the work of others at a macro level. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to coordinate activities with other county and community partners. Ability to write and speak effectively. Strong public-speaking skills. Ability to make decisions in a timely manner. Ability to effectively communicate the Department mission and philosophy to county authorities, public and private groups, agencies, and the general public. Use of standard office equipment and computers.
Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center.
Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust.
Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work!
Sarasota County - One Team!
Tobacco/Drug Free Work Environment
Must apply online at https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADVANCE&cws=40&rid=4146 prior to April 5th, 2019.