Aurora Public Library
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora CO
***This posting is scheduled to close on March 26th 2021 at 12:00 noon, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice. Thank you**
All applications must include a Cover Letter and Resume.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Planning, implementing, and overseeing youth services programming
- Preparing reports
- Creating staffing schedules and plans
- Administering and tracking budgets and expenditures
- Providing and implementing policy and procedure recommendations
- Responding to difficult and complex customer service issues which may involve juvenile patrons
- Responsible for managing youth services staff - this includes conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures
- Perform other duties as assigned
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
- Master's Degree in library science
- 3 years of professional librarian experience
- Lead or supervisory experience is preferred
- Youth Services library experience preferred
- Knowledge of the principles, organization, and practices of library service
- Background in specialized children’s and youth resource materials
- Library classification system
- Routine software/computer systems including the internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and inventory/customer transaction systems
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Skills in effective decision making
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
- Exercise good judgment in difficult and/or tense situations
- Deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
- Communicate with diverse customers/staff of all ages in a professional, age and culturally, appropriate manner
- follow oral and written instructions; work shifts, including some nights, and weekends
- Use general office equipment, computers, calculators, and copy/fax machine
- Ability to speak a second language a plus
- When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
- Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds
- Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
- Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
- Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
- Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
- Some speech and hearing to maintain communications with other employees and citizens
- Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment; occasionally works nights and weekend
- Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
- This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
Additional Info & Requirements
For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora! We are looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to strengthen our team of talented and valued employees. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values.
The Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans. We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community.
- 6 locations
- Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines
- Database and language learning programs
- Public computers
- Study space
- Retirement centers and community events and programs or activities for all ages
- Aurora History Museum
- Aurora Fox Theater
- Bicentennial Arts Center
- The Show Wagon
- Art in Public Places collection (over 240 commissioned pieces around the city)
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.