City of Austin, TX
Austin, TX, United States
Minimum Qualifications Managing Librarian : Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university, plus four (4) years as a professional librarian, two (2) years of which as a lead or supervisor. Library Manager: Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Management, Education, English, Literature, Social Work, or another related field, plus four (4) years of relevant experience, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Notes to Applicants WORK LOCATIONS : Cepeda Branch- 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., 78702 Howson Branch- 2500 Exposition Blvd., 78703 Spicewood Springs Branch- 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759 WORK SCHEDULE : Shifts vary per location and require some nights and weekends. Schedules subject to change based on business need. Visit Austin Public Library for library hours per location. APPLICATION : A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you would like for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE : A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be used to substitute for an incomplete job application. Please understand that your job application, cover letter, and resume will be used to measure or assess your written communication skills, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling, in helping us screen applications and determine candidates to be interviewed. All new employees are required to attend City of Austin and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedules to accommodate such training. The Austin Public Library ( APL ) reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information. Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations. Pay Range $29.69-$38.59 Hours Full-time, 40 hours per week. Shifts vary per location and will require some nights and weekends. Schedules subject to change based on business need. Job Close Date 07/02/2021 Type of Posting External Department Austin Public Library Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location Multiple Austin Library locations, see "Notes to Applicants" Preferred Qualifications Customer Service: Demonstrated independent thinker who is comfortable making decisions and always errs on the side of excellent customer service. Diversity and Equity: Demonstrated commitment to proactively promoting and embracing diversity in ideas, people and organizations, and to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. Management: Demonstrated excellent leadership skills and the ability to effectively supervise, hire, train, assign work, counsel and evaluate performance. Communication: Demonstrated excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate. Fluency in Spanish or any language other than English. Ability to travel to more than one work location. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. Managing Librarian Library Manager Knowledge, Skills and Abilities This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Managing Librarian Library Manager Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * The position of Library Manager requires graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in Business Management, Education, English, Literature, Social Work, or another related field, plus four (4) years of library experience, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. The position of Managing Librarian requires a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university, plus four (4) years as a professional librarian, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Do you meet either of these minimum qualifications? Yes No * How many years of experience do you have working in a lead or supervisory capacity while in a customer service role? None Less than two (2) years Two (2) or more years * Please describe your customer service principles and your experience providing effective customer service. (Open Ended Question) * Please describe your leadership style and how you adapt that style to assign work, evaluate, train and guide others. (Open Ended Question) * Describe your ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization and the public, and indicate the position(s) listed on your application that support(s) your answer. (Open Ended Question) * How many years of supervisory experience do you have hiring, training, assigning work, counseling and evaluating employee's performance? Less than 2 years 2 to 4 years 4 to 6 years 6 years or more * Are you bilingual with the ability to fluently speak and write in a second language? Yes No * Do you have Spanish or other foreign language proficiency? If so, please describe your ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish and/or another foreign language. (Open Ended Question) * How do you select relevant library services and programs for a diverse community? (Open Ended Question) * Briefly describe your management and supervision experience. List the number of people supervised, if positions were professional, technical, or administrative, contract, etc. (Open Ended Question) * Although the basic work schedule for this position would be days, there will be times when you will be required to work evenings and weekends, to accommodate for the business needs of the organization. Can you work a varied schedule as needed? Yes No * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties? Yes No * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)? Yes No * My job application is detailed and complete, and I understand that if I am selected as the top candidate for this particular job, my salary will be determined based on the experience submitted on my job application. Yes No Optional & Required Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents
County of Yolo
West Sacramento, CA, United States
Description The County of Yolo is recruiting for one regular, full-time Youth Services Librarian position at the Yolo County Library. The selected candidate will be assigned to Youth Services at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library and will work with a team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community members to deliver quality services to children ages 0 to 8 in the City of West Sacramento, and the East Yolo region. The position will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating system-wide, local and County wide programs and outreach services to families and youth of all ages, with a focus on early childhood literacy for children 0-5 years old. Services include managing a wide range of diverse family programming, play area, afterschool enrichment activities, building partnerships with other youth serving agencies and supporting grant funded services through First 5 Yolo, family resource centers and other community based organizations. Yolo County Library follows a youth development model of service and a collaborative culture of inclusion and community engagement. All Library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch. Incumbents in this position are required to work regular evening and weekend hours. The candidate selected will be placed at the Librarian I or Librarian II level depending on their background and experience and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The salary range for each classification level is as follows: Librarian I: $47,619 - $57,881 Annually Librarian II: $58,684 - $71,330 Annually The ideal candidate will be a community-oriented professional who is bilingual in Spanish or Russian, though other languages may also be desirable. The candidate should be enthusiastic about promoting the library to a diverse community and reducing barriers to access. The candidate must show a broad understanding of, and demonstrate support for, diversity, equality, and equity for everyone in the community. They must also show a commitment to maintaining equitable, inclusive, and respectful environments so that every person in the organization has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is valued for their unique qualities and contributions. Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired. The candidate will utilize their multilingual and multicultural knowledge and experience to not only perform their duties, but also to appropriately serve the community in a manner that is culturally competent and affirming. The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: "No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library." The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities. Applicants that are currently in the last semester of their Master of Library Science or Library Information Services degree program are welcome to apply. However, any offer of employment will be contingent upon proof of completion of the degree program. Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application , resume , verification of education , and responses to the supplemental questions . Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to the department for further consideration. For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below. Definition Under general supervision, the incumbent performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, programming, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required. Distinguishing Characteristics The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments. At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I. The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program, technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians, paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers. Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional Librarians. Essential Functions Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:. Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming. Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned. Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs. Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System. Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment. Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions. Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work. Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures. Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems. Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems. Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints. Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library's mission and goals. Performs related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Librarian I : Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship. Librarian II : Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo. Knowledge of: principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader's advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming; books, authors, bibliographies, and digital material; library functions and services; Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation. Ability to: use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers; plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends. Application & Selection Process It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference. Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education/certification for this position. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways: As an attachment to the online application By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org By fax to (530) 666-8049 By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail. Selection Procedure The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may be changed at any time without notice. Continuously: Screen for Minimum Qualifications Continuously: Screen for Best Qualified TBD: Department Selection Interviews TBD: Reference Checks TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Background Check/Drug & Alcohol Screen Screening for Best Qualified The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified. Verification of Education Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded. For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation. Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned. All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site ( http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions ). Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following: 1. A written statement from a U.S. accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required. 2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade. Note : Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only. EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175 (619) 265-5810 www.documentservice.org CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272 www.iescaree.com GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709 www.globaleval.org INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org Contact Information For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (530) 666-8055. Equal Employment Opportunity : It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.