Community Circulation Manager (library Assistant Iii)

6 days left

Lorton, Virginia
$52,220.69 - $87,034.27 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Manages the operations of the circulation department of a community library 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 may be used to fill future Community Circulation Manager (Library Assistant III) vacancies.

Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $69,627.17) 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.

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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.)

  • Manages the circulation department of a small or mid-size library (community library);
  • Supervises the page manager of a small or mid-size library (community library);
  • Communicates and implements circulation policies and procedures at a small or mid-size library (community library);
  • Assigns circulation support tasks;
  • Identifies and implements departmental development and training needs;
  • Resolves complex circulation problems and clients' account issues, such as outstanding books and fines referred from other staff;
  • Develops agendas and conducts monthly circulation department staff meetings;
  • Serves as liaison with Facilities Coordinator and county facility departments;
  • Prepares daily and biweekly circulation or page schedules, ensuring efficient branch coverage;
  • Interviews, selects, trains and evaluates the performance of subordinates and volunteers;
  • Performs all general public service circulation duties and support tasks;
  • Serves as a member of the Branch Management Team;
  • May serve as branch Person-In-Charge;
  • May assist with outreach and other library programs.

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.)

  • Thorough knowledge of library duties, policies and procedures;
  • Mastery in operating a library's automated circulation system;
  • Ability to lead and supervise a large team;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • 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;
  • 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

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

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.

  • Four or more years of experience working in a library setting with three or more years of supervisory experience.
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 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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include an exercise.

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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