Assistant Branch Manager/accessibility Librarian (librarian Ii)

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually
Posted
Sep 17, 2022
Closes
Oct 07, 2022
Ref
22-02674
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under direction of the Access Services (AS) Branch Manager, manages the Information Department of the AS branch, which provides library service for persons with disabilities. Manages and supervises the branch in the absence of the branch manager. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees daily AS operations.
  • Supervises the manager of the Outreach Department.
  • Serves on branch management team.
  • Oversees readers advisor activities and provides full range of circulation and information referral services for AS customers.
  • Responds to the needs of library customers and resolves more complex customer issues. Performs all essential information and support duties.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of adaptive equipment, such as large-type screen, voice synthesizer, optical character reader, and braille printer and assists in training staff, volunteers, and patrons in their use.
  • Provides essential information, circulation and referral services to Government Center employees and customers of all ages with disabilities about AS and services from the Fairfax County Public Library and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: The Fairfax County Public Library will host a virtual Realistic Job Preview (RJP) on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. EST., view a recording of the RJP here . The RJP is an opportunity to hear an overview of the position, learn important aspects of the work and ask questions. Attendance is not required to be considered for this position. To register, please send an email to LIBHumanResources@fairfaxcounty.gov with your name, contact information, and intention to attend. Please reference “RJP 22-02674 Assistant Branch Manager/Accessibility Librarian”. The registration deadline is Monday, September 19, 2022, at 11:00AM. EST.

This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Assistant Branch Manager/Accessibility Librarian (Librarian II) vacancies.

Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $75,943.71) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.

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.)

  • Serves on Branch Management Team;
  • Serves as person-in-charge;
  • May schedule staff and plan workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • Resolves non-routine patron interactions by communicating and interpreting library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Addresses the more difficult and complex reference and reader advisory services;
  • Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
  • May develop informational finding tools;
  • May select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel;
  • May facilitate staff meetings;
  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers.


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.)

  • General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule workload of the department;
  • Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinates;
  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library's collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited library school and one year of professional library experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two or more years of experience working in a library setting with one or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with assistive technologies such as large-type screen, voice synthesizer, optical character reader, and braille printer.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.
  • Occasional overtime, weekend and evening work may be required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to walk up and down stairs. Ability to stand and shelve books. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide outreach, attend meetings and trainings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stoop, bend and reach. 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 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Panel interview and may include an oral, practical, and/or written exercise.

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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