Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
May 09, 2017
May 29, 2017
Full Time

Manages community library branch. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous and efficient service. Works with library branch coordinator to develop long-range plans for the branch ensuring consistency with system goals. May serve on system-wide or community project teams as necessary.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill vacancies at Patrick Henry Community Library in Vienna VA and Great Falls Community Library in Great Falls. VA.

Schedule: The schedule includes evening and weekend hours as assigned. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library. The library retains the ability to transfer employees to any location where coverage is deemed necessary.

Illustrative Duties

Plans, organizes and directs the services and activities of a community branch library;
Develops and implements branch goals, annual budget, collection development and community
relations programs;
Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
Assigns, supervises and schedules activities of subordinate staff;
Evaluates and counsels employees;
Interviews and selects subordinate staff;
Interprets Library policy to staff and general public;
Insures maintenance of facility;
Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
Prepares reports on problems and recommends solutions;

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and professional library science;
Knowledge of reference sources and material;
Knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
Ability to plan and schedule workloads;
Ability to direct and supervise subordinate personnel;
Ability to set goals and objectives;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to speak and write effectively;
Ability to prepare a variety of reports;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional and clerical
staff and with the general public.

Graduation from college with a Master's degree from an accredited library school and two years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

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.

Two or more years of public library experience in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions. Superior oral and written communication skills.

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.

Ability to lift books weighing more than 10 pounds. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, write and shoulder movements. Ability to stoop, bend and reach. Ability to be physically active for 3 hours at a time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written and oral exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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