Regional Assistant Circulation Manager (library Assistant Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$45,204.64 - $75,341.14 Annually
Posted
Jun 25, 2022
Closes
Jul 09, 2022
Ref
22-01864
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Manages the operations of the Circulation Department in the absence of the circulation manager and serves as person-in-charge as needed. Serves on branch management team. Responds to the needs of library customers and resolves customer issues. Performs all essential circulation and support duties. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple full-time Regional Assistant Circulation Manager (Library Assistant II) vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies. Current vacancies are located at the following library branches:

  • George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003-5975
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA, 22030-2514

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

The selected applicant's starting hourly rate will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($20.8951 - $27.8603) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video "Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library"

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Assists in the overall management of the circulation department of a large library (regional library);
  • Communicates circulation policies and procedures;
  • Prepares daily and biweekly circulation or page schedules, ensuring efficient branch coverage;
  • Assists in the management of the circulation department;
  • Interviews, selects, trains and evaluates the performance of subordinates and volunteers;
  • Serves as manager-in-charge of circulation department as required;
  • Communicates circulation policies and procedures;
  • Resolves non-routine circulation problems and clients' account issues, referring as appropriate;
  • Performs all general public service circulation duties and support tasks;
  • Serves as a member of the Branch Management Team;
  • May schedule staff and plan workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • May serve as branch Person-In-Charge;
  • May assist with outreach and other library programs;
  • Serves as volunteer coordinator.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Ability to lead and supervise a large team;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to perform complex and diverse work required at a large library (regional library);
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment and initiative;
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations and difficult customers;
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • Ability to evaluate procedures and recommend improvements;
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions;
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others;
  • Ability to effectively train others;
  • Ability to learn and independently use office equipment, including software suites and specialized databases;
  • Ability to operate a library's automated circulation system;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
  • Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically;
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Completion of two years (60 semester hours) of course work at an accredited college or university; plus, two years of full-time library experience or the equivalent amount of part-time library experience, including one year performing duties comparable to Library Assistant I.



CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICAITONS:
Two or more years of experience working in a public library, to include supervisory experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. Physical requirements are applicable to all duties. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical, oral and/or written exercise.

Effective July 2, 2022, compensation plans will be increased by 4.01% (market rate adjustment).

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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