Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
An equal opportunity employer. Apply on-line at: www.co.marin.ca.us/jobs
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE SALARY
Friday, August 5, 2011 $6,304 – $7,502 / Month
by 5:00pm Recruitment #0402-11-06
YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library are conducting a
recruitment for the position of Novato Branch Manager (Senior Librarian). Reporting to the Deputy Director of County Library Services, the Novato Branch Manager has high level responsibility for the day-to-day operations of both the Novato and South Novato branch libraries. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur at other branch libraries while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.
MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY AND THE NOVATO BRANCH: With a mission to engage the community, provide innovative library services and foster lifelong learning, the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County, as well as, the cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Marin City, Ross, and Novato. Along with a dedicated share of a stable local property tax, the MCFL enjoys broad community support as shown by the recent passage of a supplemental parcel tax by more than 74%. Through the activities of the County’s ten-branch library system, the MCFL offers an expansive collection; digital content; public access computers; free wi-fi; AV and print resources; special programming for children, teens and seniors; literacy programs serving both families and individuals; and study space for students of all ages. At the heart of a multi-lingual community of over 50,000 residents, the Novato branches are MCFL’s busiest, checking out over 575,000 items (42% children and teen focused) to over 350,000 visitors annually. The Novato libraries serve a greater population of children and teens than other branches in the MCFL system, and the branch is committed to an active and diverse program of services to youth including early literacy programs and teen advisory committees. In addition, with Novato’s large Spanish speaking population, the Novato Branch provides numerous Spanish language resources and programs.
THE POSITION: The Novato Branch Manager will supervise a staff of 6 full-time and 10 part-time employees to develop a state-of-the art facility and meet the strategic goals for both the Novato and South Novato Branches. In addition to overseeing the operations of both branches, the manager will serve as an integral member of the Library Administration Management Team with the opportunity to assist in the design and implementation of a new library service model which will be implemented at the Novato Branch.
Key projects include:
• Increasing community outreach with a special focus on early literacy, teens, and underserved populations
• Developing and employ social media efforts to strengthen community presence and enhance the delivery of library services
• Redesigning physical library space to better serve community needs and improve customer experience
IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment with the freedom to create and innovate at a branch level, lead by example to motivate and inspire staff, utilize social media technology to modernize library services, research trends impacting the library and community, implement creative solutions to address the community’s needs, have proven success implementing dynamic and non-traditional community outreach programs, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to provide the highest level of library services possible.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Employment Standards): Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum and three years of experience as a professional librarian. Overall work experience must include two years of supervisory experience which may be obtained in a position other than a professional librarian.
Experience in a public library setting is highly desirable.
TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a supplemental application screening, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.
PREVISOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT: THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
(Tentative Hiring Interview Date by Library Department: Wednesday, September 14, 2011)
SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.
ONLINE APPLICATION: You may apply online at: www.co.marin.ca.us/Jobs
HOW TO APPLY
Obtain the necessary application materials for the desired position from the Marin County Human Resources Department at the address below. You may apply online, or application materials may be picked up in person or requested by phone. If you have questions regarding Equal Employment, please contact the Equal Employment Officer at (415) 499-7398. For questions regarding the position announcement or examination, contact the Marin County
Human Resources Department. For a complete listing of all current opportunities, check the County’s recruitment website, or call the Marin County 24-Hour Job Line. The Job Line is updated every Friday afternoon.
MARIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE ROOM 415 SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4189
OFFICE PHONE (415) 499-6104 24-HOUR JOB LISTING (415) 499-7800
FAX (415) 499-3669 TTY (415) 473-5780
COUNTY OF MARIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER