Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Library Director – Town of Enfield

Salary Range: $87,116 – $97,116. 35 hour work week. Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled. *May be expected to work in excess of 35 hours, as necessary, to fulfill and maintain the workload of the department. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of public library functions. Work involves responsibility for the management of a large public library collection and for the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Duties include policy recommendation, departmental planning and direction and administration of library activities. The position is also invested with making the most difficult library technical decisions. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises all employees. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Trains employees in library routines; prepares work schedules and assigns areas of responsibility; prepares department budget and various reports; approves expenditure of appropriations for library purposes; checks bills and employee time records; assists users in obtaining best results from the use of library facilities; prepares and makes annual report of operations for Town Manager and State Library Grant; confers with Town officials and the general public to provide information and to resolve problems or complaints; confers with agencies, other public libraries, corporations and community groups in the development of library programs for the Town, region and state and assists in coordinating inter-library program efforts; directs and participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation and labor relations; fills in at public service desk as needed.; regular and punctual attendance. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Selects and purchases new books and supplies; performs related work as required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations as well as exercise of independent judgment. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Thorough knowledge of the principles of library science, organization and functions; thorough knowledge of library administration including fundamentals and budgeting; ability to analyze and solve major problems; ability to develop data and recommendations influencing policy; complete competence in oral and written communications; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, corporate representatives, officials of other agencies and the general public. Proficiency with Computer skills essential as well as knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software, LANS, WANS, CD ROM product. Must keep up with computer changes. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A Master's Degree in Library Science from a recognized college or university plus five (5) years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity or any combination of experience and training which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position. This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position. Choose ONE of the following ways to apply: (1)mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 (2) e-mail your resume to, or (3) Apply on-line at (4) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department. EOE/AA/M/F