LA COUNTY LIBRARY EXAM NUMBER
FIRST DAY OF FILING
NOVEMBER 15, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED. DEFINITION:
Has immediate charge of a Group I level community library or directs and coordinates department-wide specialized reference services.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of an Assistant Library Administrator and either: 1) have immediate charge of a Group I level community library including the supervision of specialized professional as well as professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff; 2) direct and coordinate the work of the department-wide highly-specialized reference services, which include the ethnic resource centers and other special resource collections. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the Library, and exercise a full-professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship with the ability to impart this knowledge to others. Incumbents must also be able to make presentations and provide individual and group instruction, and use current technology to perform librarian duties. In addition, incumbents exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and departmental policies, rules, library locations, and services. As essential functions of the position, incumbents may be required to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach, work on irregular surfaces, lift objects of moderate weight, and stand or walk for long periods of time.
Essential Job Functions
- Directs the operations of a Group I level community library including the supervision of assigned library personnel; interprets library policies and procedures to staff and to customers; analyzes customer needs in order to provide responsive library services; serves as a liaison with local officials, groups, and agencies; coordinates the activities of volunteer groups and maintains a safe, clean, and orderly facility.
- Has primary responsibility for maintaining a continuing relationship with County/city officials, community organizations, schools and other agencies on all matters concerning library services; clarifies department policies and procedures, and promotes good communications and a cooperative relationship between the community and Library.
- Coordinates and directs department-wide highly-specialized reference services, which includes the Ethnic Resource Centers (e.g., American Indian, Asian Pacific, Black, and Chicano), and other specialized resource collections (Business Subject Specialty, Consumer Health Information Program Services, Californiana and the Library historical archives); works with staff to develop and implement special reference programs and services; develops and implements reference training for Library staff; assists in the selection of the department's various Reference materials and online databases for research purposes; and provides expert consultative services for the field staff on collection-weeding (e.g., purging) projects.
- Develops strategies to market department programs and activities to the community.
- Promotes and maintains public relations for Library programs, services or activities, such as preparing articles announcing Library activities for community newspapers.
- Conducts individual and group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources and the development of professional staff/succession planning.
- Research grant programs, write funding applications and assist in coordinating activities of a grant program as needed.
- Maintains records and prepares reports, as directed.
- Participates on committees and in special projects.
- Participates in the development of training programs.
- Implements policies and procedures.
- Act in-charge of more than one library as needed.
- Act in the absence of the Assistant Library Administrator as needed.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:OPTION I:
A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* -AND- One year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian IV** in charge of a Group II*** level or equivalent size community library or coordinating specialized library programs within a regionOPTION II:
A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* -AND- Two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian III**** in charge of a Group III***** level or equivalent size community library or supervising staff performing specialized library work. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
**Librarian IV in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Has immediate charge of a Group II level community library, or coordinates a regional specialized library service or department-wide special service program; or performs highly-specialized work evaluating and selecting materials for the department's collection; or directs the performance of difficult Technical Services support functions.
***Group II level is defined as having a minimum of five (5) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff.
****Librarian III in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Has immediate charge of a Group III level community library or performs more difficult and specialized library work.
*****Group III level is defined as having a minimum of four (4) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff.
*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to JNgo@library.lacounty.gov or fax to (562) 940-4155. Please include exam number and exam title. PHYSICAL CLASS III - MODERATE :
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds LICENSE:
A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% which will assess knowledge and understanding of the position, adaptability, problem solving, interpersonal and public relations, oral communication skills, and supervisory abilities.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the eligible register. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS. SPECIAL INFORMATION:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.COVID-19 Vaccination:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department. VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout LA County Library.
Any - Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends. APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
- Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
- Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
- Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add "firstname.lastname@example.org," as well as email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.
Department Contact Name: Julia Ngo
- Plan to submit your online application well in advance as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Department Contact Phone: 562-940-8434
Department Contact Email: Jngo@library.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 940-8434
ADA Coordinator Email: JInjijian@library.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477
Closing Date/Time: Continuous