Librarian IV

Orange County Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 1 week ago

CAREER DESCRIPTION

LIBRARIAN IV

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase

Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible list to fill current and future Librarian IV positions throughout OC Community Resources. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower level classifications.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately,

as the recruitment will close on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST.)

THE COUNTY

The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information.

OC COMMUNITY RESOURCES (OCCR)

OC Community Resources is a multi-faceted department comprised of OC Animal Care, OC Community Services, OC Housing, OC Parks and OC Public Libraries. Click here for more information.

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES (OCPL)

OC Public Libraries is a network of community libraries located in your neighborhood or as near as your computer. Our 32 public branches in 24 cities and unincorporated areas of the County of Orange, as well as a branch for residents of Orangewood Children's Home provide library services to residents throughout the county. OC Public Libraries provides safe and easy access to libraries for the community, offers a broad spectrum of materials in multiple formats, provides the community with the best access to the collection, and delivers knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced staff to support the information needs of the community. OC Public Libraries is a Division of OC Community Resources (OCCR). Click here for more information on OC Public Libraries.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Librarian IV oversees, manages, and plans the day to day operations of a Tier 4 Branch in OC Public Libraries. They lead staff and direct all activities within Tier 4 Branch libraries. They ensure that staff provide responsive customer service to patrons. They manage branch personnel and oversee branch budgets, collection development, program planning, community needs assessment/awareness, and public relations. Librarian IV is distinguished from other Branch Librarian classes by its responsibility to support regional programs and to manage the operations of branches with large collections, high circulation, and the largest staff cohort. In addition, they contribute to the goals of system-wide planning and program committees often in leadership roles.

OC Public Libraries may require employees to work weekends, evenings and rotate to various locations. Schedules will be changed on a case by case basis.

Areas of assignment for these positions are:

  • Branch Services

  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage and direct a Tier 4 branch library, ensuring effective and efficient overall operations, and responsive library services to the general public.

  • Select, train, mentor and review, either directly or through subordinate supervisors, professional, paraprofessional, and volunteer staff.

  • Oversee facility maintenance and efficient use of the branch public space, shelving, and service desk.

  • Manage branch materials acquisition and collection development, which may include participating in system-wide collection development in order to meets the needs of the communities that OCPL serves.

  • Oversee branch-specific budgets.

  • Plan, prepare, and organize effective publicity materials to promote library programs and services.

  • Work with branch Friends of the Library support groups and act as Ex-Officio Board Member; participate in budget planning and expenditure of Friends' revenues.

  • Work in concert with community groups and city officials to facilitate local projects, promote library services, and develop networks with local stakeholders, as well as serve on a variety of internal OCPL committees established to identify, clarify and formulate uniform policies and procedures.

  • Research, author, revise and distribute operational policies and procedures.

  • Oversee administration of OCPL's late fee/fine debt collection policies, including developing and negotiating payment programs with patrons.

  • Plan and develop programs to acquire, distribute and enhance specialized collections to serve the needs of the local community.

  • Serve on a variety of internal OCPL committees established to identify, clarify and formulate uniform policies and procedures.

  • Oversee facility maintenance and improvements, including monitoring work in progress by contractors.

  • Plan for efficient use of the branch public space, shelving, and work areas.

Bibliographic Services (Collection Development, Acquisition, and Cataloging)

  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage branch materials acquisition and collection development for the Bibliographic Services Unit.

  • Plan and develop programs to acquire, distribute and enhance specialized collections to serve the needs of the local community.

  • Catalog in a variety of formats, including e-resources, serials and metadata for digital images.

  • Lead the library in keeping current with evolving cataloging and metadata standards.

  • Serve on a variety of internal OCPL committees established to identify, clarify and formulate uniform policies and procedures.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following core competencies:

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Applying principles and modern methods of library science and public business administration including organization, budgetary preparation, and control of branch collections.

  • Utilizing computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, library databases, and the integrated library system (ILS).

  • Conducting research, maintaining statistical records, completing reports, and effectively using email for business purposes.

  • Developing and implementing library programs and services such as Story Times, Book Clubs, Craft Clubs, Film Discussions, Career Workshops, Summer Reading programs, Teen programs, guest speakers, author events, etc.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Leading and empowering library staff to deliver effective, high-quality library service.

  • Providing library staff and volunteers with training and guidance in the procedures and practices of a public library.

  • Evaluating and supervising staff and volunteers; assigning duties, establishing work procedures and schedules, and reviewing the work of subordinate library staff.

CUSTOMER SERVICE & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Analyzing patron requests to determine needed information and assisting in furnishing or locating that information.

  • Maintaining positive public relations through communication and promotion of the library's values, services, accomplishments, and needs to all stakeholders.

  • Demonstrating the impact and value of the library to the community through ongoing evaluation and assessment of library services.

Minimum Qualifications, Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

Click here for complete classification description for Librarian IV.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Veterans Employment Preference

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening | (Refer/Non-Refer)

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen applications and supplemental responses for qualifications that meet minimum qualifications, are highly desirable, and are most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Recorded Structured Oral Interview | (Weighted 100%)

Applicants will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List

Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EMAIL NOTIFICATION:

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Vanessa Rosas at 714.480.2867 or vanessa.rosas@occr.ocgov.com.

EEO INFORMATION

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,

encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Librarian IV

Orange County