Community Librarian

County of Santa Clara

Throughout Santa Clara County

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 18th, 2019


$56.11 to $64.56 per Hour   Calculate


San Jose, CA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Community Librarian An Equal Opportunity Employer SALARY $53.11 - $64.56Hourly $4,248.72 - $5,164.48Biweekly $9,205.56 - $11,189.71Monthly $110,466.72 - $134,276.48Annually ISSUE DATE: 11/18/19 FINAL FILING DATE:12/18/19.If the Final Filing Date states "Continuous", the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. THE POSITION Under direction, to plan, organize, direct and control activities and operations of a Community Library in one of the cities served by the Santa Clara County Library System. NOTE: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take an oral examination, tentatively scheduled for 01/07/2020, 01/08/2020 and/or 01/09/2020. TYPICAL TASKS •Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the community library; •Analyzes diverse and changing community interests and acts to ensure that all library collections and services are relevant, current and easily accessible to the community; •Formulates short term and long range plans for library services in diverse communities; •Analyzes library use and staffing and evaluates library services to ensure best use of resources; •Initiates changes in collections, services and physical organization of the library's interior to meet evolving community needs; •Develops and enhances library services based on individual community needs and current technology; •Establishes, interprets and implements policies and procedures for the community library staff and patrons; •Directs and coordinates a large, diverse staff, which include, management, professional and clerical employees; •Selects, trains and evaluates supervisors of professional and clerical staff; •Utilizes effective management and supervision techniques, develops goals and standards for, and participates in the training of library staff; •Researches, gathers and analyzes information; prepares various reports; •Represents, participates and provides input regarding the Community Library at various meetings; •Manages and implements building security in coordination with local public safety agencies; Oversees building maintenance; •Advises and consults with outside library fundraising groups in their budgeting process; •Creates grant proposals and directs the implementation of grants received; •Serves as the Community Library contact to vendors and contractors for library renovation or new construction, including needs assessment, building program, design development documents and plan checks; •Prepares and makes presentations to local service and community groups regarding library services; •Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with government agencies and services as the library contact for City and County departments and outside agencies; •Conducts regular meetings with Library supervisors to ensure effective communication and community service; •Analyzes County Library budget to determine annual personnel, materials and facilities allocated and monitors expenditures; •Prepares and submits annual budget estimates; •Participates in professional organizations, including professional conferences and workshops; •Keeps apprised of current issues and trends in libraries, management and technology; •May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; •Performs related duties as required. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit. And Minimum of three (3) years of professional library experience in a capacity comparable to a Supervising Librarian in Santa Clara County and possession of following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: •Principles of effective personnel management and training and customer services techniques; •Principles and techniques involved in the operation and administration of library programs, collections and services and their relation to community needs; •Library methods, procedures, and technology; •Tools and techniques for assessing community needs; •Ethical management of intellectual freedom as it pertains to community libraries; •Content and development of a balanced library collection, including print, media and electronic books, internet access and emerging technologies, effective methods to recognize and respond to the cultural diversity of the community. Ability to: •Formulate and implement effective and efficient library policies and procedures; •Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate professional and non-professional staff; •Organize and manage the day-to-day operations of a community library; •Advise and instruct patrons in the use of library facilities; interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; •Resolve and/or answer difficult policy, procedural or reference questions; analyze community needs and recommend specific plans for modifying or extending library services; •Logically define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; •Consult and advise executive management on the activities and status of assigned Community Library; •Develop short and long range budget plans that reflect the Community Library needs; •Write and speak effectively; •Prepare and review reports; •Establish and maintain effective working relationships. VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received a discharge of other than dishonorable, from the armed forces showing service in any branch of the United States military will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination, as applicable by Memorandum of Understanding. THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for. Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun. *New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW's, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property. INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION:For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $124,180 for 2019): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $280,000 for 2019. APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: OR 70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing San Jose, CA 95110 EXAM #19-J55-A COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN CL
Posted Nov 21, 2019