Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Responsible for the overall management of a regional library in the absence of the branch manager. Trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel. Responds to the needs of library customers at the information desk. Oversees maintenance of branch materials collection. Creates and coordinates programs and outreach events for library users and community group. Communicates facility and technology concerns to appropriate county agencies.
Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $76,221.39) of the advertised compensation range.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
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;
Advises and confers with regional manager on problems, workload requirements, allocation of staff, etc.;
Assists regional manager in identification and development of long-range goals;
Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
Prepares reports on problems and recommends solutions;
Serves as assistant head librarian of a regional facility and acts in his/her absence;
Coordinates information services and training for regional staff;
Assists regional librarian in planning and scheduling workloads and in the establishment, implementation and review of policies and procedures;
Assigns and supervises the technical work of professional and non-professional staff in a large technical unit;
Advises and instructs staff on technical policies and techniques.
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.
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.
Three or more years of library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity.
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 more than 10 pounds. 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 an 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.