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Literacy Services Librarian

Butte County Library


Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$43,721.00 to $58,593.00 per Year   Calculate


Oroville, CA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Under close supervision and direction, performs routine professional library functions and activities in the Butte County Library system; assists public with availability of resources and services; provides instruction on the use of equipment and materials; promotes services to community; develops, coordinates, and implements a service area (such as youth services), may provide direction and training for other library staff; and do related work as required.

  • Performs professional library services, to include assisting patrons with selection and use of library materials, assistance with research techniques, and providing reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Instructs patrons on the use of catalog system, databases, and e-media, and demonstrates procedures to identify and locate print, audio, visual, and e-resources.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements a unit providing professional library services to a particular branch or a system-wide library service, such as outreach, adult, or youth services.
  • May provide direction to staff and volunteers working in the area of program responsibility; may train staff in work procedures. In the absence of a branch librarian may oversee branch operations.
  • Mediates complex customer service concerns and resolves difficult patron problems referred by paraprofessional staff.
  • Develops and presents programs for various age groups; such as story hours and class visits on or off site.
  • Participates in collection development activities; reviews, evaluates, and selects materials for addition or deletion form the library collection, which may include selection and maintenance of electronic resources on the library web site.
  • Conducts public relations functions; represents the Library in a variety of community outreach activities and public awareness programs; speaks to groups and individuals regarding departmental activities and services. Prepares press releases, book reviews, and web based communications. Attends community events.
  • Participates in professional development activities including attending workshops, continuing education programs and regional or state library association activities.
  • Participates in implementing library goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for assigned area of responsibility, function or branch; may suggest changes to County Library policies.
  • Assists with grant opportunities and prepares grant applications for submittal; assists in implementing grants and special programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Butte County Management Employees Association (BCMEA)


Salary Step Increases:
The beginning salary and the top of the salary range are usually shown on the job announcement. Upon satisfactory service, salary increases of approximately 5% may be given annually until the top of the salary range has been attained. 

Cell Phone Allowance:
County issued cell phone or $70/month allowance with appointing authority approval.  

Boot Allowance:
$240 each even-numbered year (only for applicable positions)

12 paid holidays per year.  

0-4.99 years: 15 days/yr.; 5-9.99 years: 20 days/yr.; 10-19.99 years: 25 days/yr.; 20+ years: 27 days/yr. Note - accrued vacation leave may not be used until after six months of employment.

Administrative Leave:
7 days per year for FLSA Exempt employees.  

Sick Leave:
96 hours of sick leave are earned each year with no maximum accrual.

Bereavement Leave:
Maximum of 40 hours for each occurrence in the immediate family.

Health Plan including Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance:
Coverage under the Butte County Health Plan is for employees and their eligible dependents. Depending upon the plan selected by the employee, the County contributes a substantial amount of the total cost of the complete health package, which consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance. Currently, the amount the County contributes for family coverage is $1288.41/month. For those employees who have health coverage from other sources, and who elect to not participate in the Butte County Health Plan, the County offers a monthly taxable Cash-Back allowance. The current of the taxable Cash-Back allowance is $403.34 per month (prorated for less than fulltime employees). This benefit is $200 per month for Employees hired on or after January 1, 2014.

Life Insurance:
The County provides $25,000 in life insurance with additional coverage available at a minimal cost.

The County is in the Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) coordinated with Social Security.

"Classic Members"- 2% @ 55. Final compensation based on Single Highest Year. Employee responsible for full 7% employee share effective 1/1/2013.

"New Members" to PERS- 2% @ 62. Final compensation based on Highest Three Year Average. Employee responsible for one half (1/2) the normal cost of the CalPERS Pension.
"New Member" is defined by law (PEPRA) as an "1) individual who has never been a member of any public retirement system prior to 1/1/2013 or 2) An individual who becomes a member of a public retirement system for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was previously a member of a public retirement system, but who was not subject to reciprocity. or 3) An individual who was an active member in a public retirement system and who, after a break in service of more than six months, returned to active membership in that system with a new employer

Deferred Compensation:
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation program. Deposits into this plan are strictly voluntary and are made through a payroll deduction on a tax-deferred basis. The County does not make contributions to the employees' Deferred Compensation accounts. 

Disability Insurance:
For short-term disability, the County participates in California State Disability Insurance (SDI) fund. County employees are also covered by an employee-paid long-term disability program. The long-term disability insurance benefit is 60% of the disabled employee's biweekly wage. 

Flexible Spending Program:
County employees can elect to participate in a Flexible Spending Program. This program allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain health care and/or dependent care expenses. In addition, employees can choose to have their portion of the monthly Health Plan premium withheld from their checks on a pre-tax basis as well. Generally, employees who participate in the Flexible Spending Program have less taxes withheld for their payroll checks than if they had elected not to do so. 

Tuition Reimbursement:
Up to $500/year.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
The County of Butte provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their eligible dependents. The EAP offers confidential, professional counseling services.
Refer to specific labor agreements (BCEA-General) for additional benefit information.


Any information on this page or links is subject to change without notice.

Butte County Human Resources Department
3 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 552.3552

Comments, please email: personnel@buttecounty.net

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