This is professional library work which involves library branch services or system-wide internal operations (e.g., collection development, collection processing, circulation, and facilities). Work includes allocating funds, formulating policies, solving administrative problems, and recommending the hiring and termination of subordinate staff.
Additional Info & Requirements
Education and Experience Requirement:
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Master of Library Science degree or Master of Science in Library or Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) AND Four (4) years of experience in professional library work, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the field of specialization.
Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to locations throughout the City during the course of the work day. 4 Must be able to work flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks. Knowledge of standard library principles, methods, practices, services, and materials. Knowledge of library reference and research tools. Knowledge of reader interest levels, books, and authors. Knowledge of effective organizational and management policies, procedures, and best practices. Knowledge of budget preparation and budget management. Knowledge of turn-key automation systems. Skill in hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, inspecting, and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel. Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. Ability to use tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult patrons. Ability to maintain patron confidentiality.
Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at www.cityofomaha.org (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.
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HR Contact Information:
City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: www.cityofomaha.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Apply:
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.
How To Apply:
Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
On-line Application: including Applicant's Authorization to Release Information, Equal Employment Opportunities Form (Record Keeping Only) and ADA notice.
The examination will consist of a structured oral interview, which will be scheduled for a later date for candidates who have had their application reviewed by a recruiter and accepted for the position. The structured interview is designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The final eligibility list will be assembled from those candidates achieving a passing score of 60% on the structured interview (100% weight).
For Open Competitive Applicants: To claim 5 points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional 5 points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 3/12/2021.
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION OR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION BY EMAILING email@example.com
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