Arlington, Virginia
$60,257.60 - $96,408.00 Annually
May 13, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Central Library is seeking a librarian with a passion for programming and exemplary customer service to help shape the future of the Library's public programming and partnerships.

Specific duties include:
  • Working with a system-wide team to plan, create and deliver programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and partnerships;
  • Building partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Managing the library's volunteer program and coordinating with branch volunteer coordinators; and
  • Collecting, collating, and organizing statistics for presentations and reports.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be creative, community-focused, energetic, and possess strong collaboration, leadership;
  • Have communication skills and knowledge about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries;
  • Be a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced and changing work environment; and
  • Embrace the Library's vision of creating a thoughtful, inclusive, and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science and at least three years of experience serving in a Librarian role that included developing, implementing, coordinating and promoting library programs and services.

Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years, or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and 2 years required at the journey level.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Delivering innovative programming to a diverse community;
  • Coordinating the work of staff members and volunteers;
  • Providing customer service, especially with community outreach experience; and/or
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

Special Requirements

Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence and the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Location and work hours: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. Full-time, 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location.

The salary listed at the top of this announcement is for FY22, effective July 1, 2021.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Do you have a Masters' of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university?
  • Yes
  • No


How much full-time professional experience do you have serving in a Librarian role?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 but less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Please indicate if you have experience with any of the following:
  • Delivering innovative programming to a diverse community
  • Coordinating the work of staff members and volunteers
  • Providing customer service, especially with community outreach experience
  • None of the above


If you did not provide detailed information in your application, please use the space below to describe in full detail the experiences checked on question #3. If you do not have this experience type N/A.


Please use the space below to explain your experience managing or working with volunteers. If you do not have this experience, type N/A.


Do you speak Spanish?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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