Job Announcement - Contra Costa County, CA

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Tue Jun 3 13:29:03 EDT 2014

 *From:* Corinne Kelly
*Sent:* Monday, June 02, 2014 1:15 PM
*Subject:* FW: Job Announcement - Contra Costa County, CA

*Contra Costa County is now accepting applications for the position of
Senior Community Library Manager

*Final filing date is Monday, June 16, 2014.  *

*COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA* - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Department of Human Resources, 651 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Martinez, CA
94553   (925) 335-1700

*SALARY:*  $5,587.77 - $7,135.81 /Month

*ISSUE DATE:* 05/27/14



The Contra Costa County Library is seeking qualified individuals to fill
the position of Senior Community Library Manager. Presently, there are
three (3) full time (40/40) vacancies that include one vacancy in Antioch,
California that will oversee the Antioch and Prewett Community Libraries
and one vacancy in Pittsburg, California that will oversee the Pittsburg
and Bay Point Community Libraries.

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 twelve months.*


   - Plan, organize and manage the activities of a community library ;
   ensure the efficient and effective delivery of high quality library
   services to the general public
   - Plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives,
   policies and procedures that reflect the County Library's mission and
   - Act autonomously to develop and maintain relationships with City
   leaders, community organizations, local businesses, schools, service clubs
   and "Friends of the Library" organizations, and make presentations to these
   - Collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library
   programs and services
   - Plan and prepare the community library's budgetary needs; develop
   budget justification for staffing, service and materials; monitor and
   reconcile financial resources for county and city, grants, and donations
   from community organizations, businesses and library friends/foundation
   - Manage professional level librarians, technical and/or clerical staff;
   exercise independent judgment in the selection, training and evaluation of
   staff; make assignments and counsel employees on work-related issues and
   take disciplinary action as necessary in accordance with County and
   department guidelines and direction, regulations or applicable MOU
   - Manage task forces in the development of County Library policies and
   procedures, committee projects or special assignments and make
   recommendations; interpret library policies and procedures to staff and the
   - Assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies to
   support such needs within the County Library and the community
   - Manage building security and maintenance issues which may include
   surrounding grounds; evaluate architectural drawings to assess new library
   interior designs, layouts, and circulation needs, and make recommendations
   - Anticipate and recommend computer technology needs and planning,
   including internet access and software, and web based research services
   - Manage acquisition and collection development, including any
   specialized collections; participate in centralized collection development
   to ensure collection materials meet the community's needs


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

*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.
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 a**t the Contra Costa County’s Website-
<> - **and apply only if they
clearly meet the Minimum Qualifications as defined above.*

All applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental
questionnaire at the time of application. Supplemental questionnaires can
be scanned and attached to your on-line application, or faxed to (925)
374-0433. Include your name and "3AGH-2014A" on all application documents.

*NOTE:* Contra Costa County is not able to administer online, off-site
testing, and/or oral interviews at this time. Travel expenses will not be

*SELECTION PROCESS* *1. Application Filing:* Applicants are encouraged to
apply online at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources
<>, or, a completed Contra Costa County
application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be received or postmarked
by the closing date/time 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
received by visiting our website at the web link listed above. To view the
knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please
visit the County’s website
see the detailed job description.

*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 Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection



*Senior Community Library Manager Supplemental Questionnaire*

1.         The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide applicants with
the opportunity to elaborate on their qualifications and to assist in
determining the most qualified applicants. Your responses to the
questionnaire may be used to evaluate your relevant experience and training
in order to determine which applicants will be invited to participate in a
competitive oral examination and/or assessment center. Applications
received without a supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified.
Although you may submit a resume, do not answer the questionnaire by
indicating, "please see resume." Please be brief and concise limiting your
response to the information that is relevant to each question.  [image:
Checkbox] N/A

2.       * Describe the positions you have held in public libraries which
best demonstrate your competitive qualifications for this position. For
each position (limit 3) provide the following: • Job title and dates held.
• Name of library, population served and annual circulation. • Summary of
your major responsibilities, and to whom you reported. • Annual community
library budget. • Number and classifications of staff supervised

3.       * Describe a library public service program you have developed and
implemented which included establishing community networks with schools,
cities, friends and other organizations and leaders in the community.
Explain how you planned, implemented and evaluated the program.

4.       * Describe your experience in conducting community needs
assessment and performing both short and long range planning for community
library services.

5.       * Describe your experience in personnel management with specific
reference to the following activities: • Staff selection • Staff
development and training. • Managing organizational conflict. • Developing
and utilizing performance indicators to evaluate and improve employee

6.       * Describe your experience in developing and managing a volunteer
program. What do you feel is the role of volunteers in the library?

* Required Question


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