New Mexico State Library Opening Development Bureau Chief (DCA #4801)

NM Department of Cultural Affairs/ New Mexico State Library

Santa Fe, NM

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 4th, 2024


$72,885.00 to $116,616.00 per Year   Calculate


Santa Fe, NM





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

New Mexico State Library Opening: Development Bureau Chief (DCA #4801)

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Agency: NM Department of Cultural Affairs/ New Mexico State Library

Posting End Date: 07/04/2024

Job Posting Type: Continuous Job Opening

Job ID: 144946

Location: Santa Fe

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular - PERM for State

Agency Contact Information:

Eli Guinnee, New Mexico State Librarian

(505) 476-9762


$35.04 - $56.07 Hourly

$72,885 - $116,616 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 85

Posting Details


Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico's arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services.

Why does the job exist?

The Development Bureau Chief supervises the Library Consultants of the Development Bureau all of whom provide a leadership role to libraries for summer reading programs, literacy, technology, and devices, and statistical data collection on libraries in New Mexico. This position also implements statutory requirements for distribution of monetary funds to public and Tribal libraries and travels the state on site visits to libraries to recommend improvements to New Mexico library operations and the establishment of new libraries. This position manages multiple library national, state, and local initiatives to benefit libraries in New Mexico; publicizes the work of the New Mexico library community and the Development Bureau via social and public media; and requires public speaking and ability to interpret library best practices.

How does it get done?

Supervision and management of personnel. Administration of library programs and budget. Serves as liaison between public and Tribal librarians and the NM State Library, as well as library boards and municipal leaders. Assesses the New Mexico libraries' longitudinal data for constant improvement of library services in New Mexico. Provides professional development opportunities to librarians.

Who are the customers?

This position serves librarians and personnel working on behalf of public and Tribal libraries statewide and colleagues at the NM State Library and other DCA divisions.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has a Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science; five (5) years of public library experience demonstrating progressive professional development and responsibilities; three (3) years of supervisory responsibility; and good written and verbal communication skills. Additional preferences include visionary leadership skills, the ability to build productive relationships through political acumen and effectiveness, promoting collaborative partnerships through civic engagement, excellent interpersonal skills (friendly, caring, connected, trustworthy, and empowering), and operational excellence.

Minimum Qualification

A Bachelor's Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional level experience with a light strategic impact directly related to the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below. A hiring agency will designate a portion of the required experience to include management, supervisory and/or specialized experience. Any required licensure, certification or registration shall be defined at the time of recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

 Education Experience
1High School Diploma or EquivalentAND12 years of experience
2Associate's degreeAND10 years of experience
3Bachelor's degreeAND8 years of experience
4Master's degreeAND6 years of experience
5PhD degreeAND4 years of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting, overnight in state travel regularly required.


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Agency Contact Information:

Eli Guinnee, New Mexico State Librarian

(505) 476-9762

Posted Jun 5, 2024