Under general supervision, assists the Director in managing and directing the Library Department; to plan, organize and direct the activities of the library branches; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Library Services. The incumbent in this class oversees and directs the operations and activities of the headquarters branch of the County library system.
In the absence of the Director of Libraries, to assume the responsibility of the Director as needed.
Assist the Director of Libraries in managing and directing the Library Department.
Assist in developing Department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures.
Assist in planning, organizing and directing activities of library branches.
Provide management and supervision of headquarters branch.
Develop and implement branch work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Assist in preparation and implementation of Library budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as requested; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Represent the department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Serves as human resources officer.
Butte County is situated on the east side of Northern California’s Sacramento Valley and covers 1,640 square miles between the Sacramento River to the west and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east. This “Land of Natural Wealth and Beauty” was founded on February 18, 1850, and is one of California’s original counties. Butte County’s name is derived from the Marysville or Sutter Buttes mountain range, which was within the boundaries of the county when it was created. Butte County is home to a growing population of more than 224,000 people who live in the incorporated cities of Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville (the county seat), and the Town of Paradise.
Butte County Library is a large rural library system with six branch locations, adult literacy services, and digital literacy outreach. The Library is known for its innovative, hard-working staff, which includes library leaders, program pioneers and numerous grant winners. All staff play an important role in successful programs for all ages. Butte County Library staff serve on many statewide library committees and advisory councils.
For additional information or questions regarding this recruitment please contact Human Resources at 530-552-3552
Apply online by June 28, 2019.