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The City of Salinas is looking for an excellent leader and strategist to help develop services that teach, stir curiosity, build community and nurture lifelong learning for our customers. Be part of a management team that is making important changes for our Library and community. Help lead staff in delivering programming that has a lasting impact on Salinas residents.
The Library is hiring one Senior Librarian that will be responsible for delivering classes and programming that supports early learning, STEAM education and much more.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must provide proof of education at the time of application or submit to the Human Resources Department by the filing date. Applications are incomplete without the required document.
Summary of Duties: The Senior Librarian performs advanced and professional programming, supervision, leadership, delivery of services, and strategic planning within the Department. Plans and implements programs, mentors and coaches staff, manages logistics of services, and represents the library in various community partnerships.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey level position in the librarian series and is distinguished from lower level professional library classes by experience, supervision of specialized library programs, and by the performance of more complex and challenging assignments. Receives direction from the Library and Community Services Director or his/her designee, and exercises general supervision of subordinate library professional, technical and clerical staff, and volunteers.
Essential Job Functions
Typical Decisions: The incumbent must be able to provide excellent and professional customer service, and handle concerns and issues. Consistently engages staff in long term goals and builds positive team relationships. Provides staffing, resource, budget, program, and operational direction and decisions.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is preferred.
Experience: Five year's increasingly responsible professional library experience including two years of supervisory experience. Or a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a school accredited by the ALA and three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including one year of supervisory experience.
Licenses and Certifications: A valid State of California Class C Driver's License
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Subject will be sitting in an office environment for extended periods of time with frequent standing at the counter. Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make valid judgments. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to thirty pounds. Travel for trainings, meetings, and visits to various facilities may occur. May be required to work evenings and weekends.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: A veteran is defined in accordance with California Government Code 18540.4. In order to exercise this preference, the veteran must submit the City's Veteran's Preference Application (found here: https://www.cityofsalinas.org/sites/default/files/departments_files/human_resources_files/veteranspreferencepolicy.pdf) and provide a copy of the DD-214 form at time of application as proof of military status. Failure to submit the required forms will be deemed a waiver of veteran's preference. Military veterans shall be given preference in initial appointment to City service. Further details can be obtained from the Human Resources Department, at 831-758-7254.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants' qualifications will be evaluated based on the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an application appraisal, oral interview, performance exam and/or written exam. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. CITY COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE E-MAIL ON YOUR APPLICATION. Finalist interview/assessment will be held with the City of Salinas.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Salinas does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Director in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied. EEO Utilization Report is available for candidate review upon request.
SALARY STEPS: Appointments are normally made at the first step. Consideration is given for increase to the second step after successful completion of a six-month probationary period. (Employees appointed at a higher step will be eligible for consideration for the next step after one year, providing they successfully complete a six-month probationary period.)
For questions, please contact Patricia Peñaloza, Senior Human Resources Analyst, at (831) 758-7416 or email@example.com.