Senior Community Library Manager

FINAL FILING DATE: May 25, 2012
ORAL INTERVIEW: To Be Announced

SENIOR COMMUNITY LIBRARY MANAGER

Monthly Salary Range $5,372-$6,861

THE POSITION

The Contra Costa County Library is seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of Senior Community Library Manager. Presently, there is one (1) full-time (40/40) vacancy located in Concord, California and three (3) additional Senior Community Library Manager vacancies in other locations within the Library system.

The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation exceeding 7.4 million.

Incumbents are responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a Community Library. This includes responsibility for the supervision of subordinate personnel; development of material collections appropriate for the community served by the Library; development and implementation of a plan of service; recommendations to County Library Administration regarding community needs and improvements in library service patterns; and the establishment and maintenance of direct liaison between the Community Library, city, school district, Library Friends, and local groups to encourage good community relations. The employment list established from this examination will remain in effect for a period of six months.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License Required: Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory library experience, which must have included experience as a Community/Branch Library Manager in a public library.
OR
Four (4) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library, which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least two (2) years in a professional/supervisory level.
All applicants are encouraged to review a detailed job description available at www.cccounty.us and apply only if they clearly meet the Minimum Qualifications as defined above.

SELECTION PROCESS

1. Application Filing: Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr, or, a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire must be received or postmarked by the final filing date listed above. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. An application may be obtained by visiting our office at 651 Pine St., 2nd floor, Martinez, CA 94553 or the County application can be mailed to you by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

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