Library Network and Systems Administrator

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 03, 2019
Full Time Education and Training Information Technology and Communication Services Library Services
  • Salary: $38.37 - $46.84 Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Teamwork and communication are central to the library IT department's culture. We work collaboratively to provide support services for both internal (library departments) and external (public users) stakeholders. A positive attitude, collaborative work ethos, commitment to digital equity, and a strong desire to empower stakeholders with technology solutions are essential qualities for a successful candidate.

As part of a small, cross-functional Library IT team, this position will work closely with the City of Tacoma's IT department in a project to completely refresh, rebuild, and manage the library's network infrastructure and public computing environment. This current project will come with opportunities to collaborate in physical to virtual server migration, creating and implementing workflows, standardizing internal and external documentation, and engage with a variety of groups on a long term basis to implement technology solutions throughout the library.

At Tacoma Public Library, our mission is to enhance Tacoma's diverse citizenry by providing access to ideas and perspectives from around the world, and through innovative library services stimulate the development of literacy, knowledge, wisdom, critical thought, and valuable interaction that yields positive experiences and a thriving community. IT solutions are essential to the library's work and mission.


  • 7+ years of experience related to networking, server administration, project management, and network security
  • Information Technology certifications in networking, server administration, project management, and network security preferred
  • Experienceworking with Integrated Library Systems (Sierra) and RFID (Bibliotheca) systems desired
  • Experience with EnvisionWare PC Reservation systems desired
  • Knowledge of PCI security standards desired
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Tacoma Public Library's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate barriers and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Tacoma Public Library
Tacoma Public Library (TPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for more than 125 years. TPL's neighborhood libraries originated with Andrew Carnegie's visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century and are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service--and vital community hubs--that continue to provide far more than free books and materials.

Learn more about the Tacoma Public Library and the services we provide at and connect with us on facebook , instagram , twitter , and LinkedIn to stay up to date on exciting things happening at the library, and to be notified of other career opportunities with us.

Our values are: Inclusiveness, Diversity, Thought and Imagination, Learning, Innovation, Accountability, and Collaboration.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, libraries, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better -together.

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the impressive and distinct Museum District, the bustling historic Theater District, Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome and magnificently restored Pantages Theater have endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application and supplemental questions scored and those with passing scores will be ranked on the eligible list for interview consideration. The interview may include a video interview and an in-person interview.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and Teamsters Local 117.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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For assistance with the application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or ifyou areexperiencing complications while applying, please contact Human Resources at (253)591-5400, by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date,aslisted on this job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.
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