Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV)
Manages a regional library and supervises approximately 40-80 staff and volunteers. Leads the branch management team and is accountable for effective management of the library within a 23-branch system. Directly supervises key management staff. In consultation with the branch coordinator, participates in the development of long-range plans for the branch, ensuring consistency with system goals. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous, efficient service. Sees that the building is well maintained and that the collection and equipment serves community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Analyzes workload to ensure efficient staff scheduling that corresponds to hours of peak demand. Implements system policies and forwards recommendations for appropriate changes to library administration. Works with customers and community organizations to explain available services and identify needs. Promotes good relations between the library and the community. May develop special programs geared to the needs, interests and demographics of the service area. Provides direct service to the public using both print and non-print resources to respond to patron requests. Works with the collection management office to improve the quality and usefulness of the library's collection. Works with community groups to encourage library use and to assist in making the library more customer friendly. May serve on system-wide or community project teams as appropriate.
Note: The annual salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $87,767.47) of the advertised salary range.
Schedule: The schedule includes evening and weekend hours as assigned. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library.
Develops and implements goals, annual budget and community relations programs for regional facility;
Oversees the development and maintenance of a large collection of library materials;
Identifies staff development needs and directs in-house training programs;
Completes or reviews employee performance evaluations;
Counsels subordinate supervisors in effective employee relations techniques and procedures;
Interviews and selects professional staff;
Develops goals and objectives for regional facility;
Identifies specific areas for improvement and recommends appropriate changes;
Compiles and analyzes a variety of statistical data;
Interprets Library policy to staff and general public;
Coordinates outreach programs and library presentations;
Attends or conducts meetings as necessary;
Oversees the maintenance of records and prepares detailed activity and special reports. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and professional library science;
Knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
Ability to contribute to the development of policy;
Ability to set goals and objectives;
Ability to prepare a variety of reports;
Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate personnel;
Ability to speak and write effectively;
Ability to work effectively with subordinates, co-workers and the general public.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from college with a Master's degree from an accredited library school and three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including two years in a responsible supervisory capacity.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
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.
Public library experience in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions. Experience with leading professional-level project teams, presenting high level management reports, budgeting, programming, employee development, strategic initiatives and community assessment. Superior oral and written communication skills.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 up to 10 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. 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.