Thursday, November 19, 2015

Librarian II

Silas Bronson Library.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM # 2095. OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR: LIBRARIAN II. SALARY: $22.665~ $30.164 / hr. (NOTE:  New hires start at the beginning of the range) FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from two available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary) Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation; paid Sick Leave; Personal Days.  Applications, which may be obtained by visiting our website at or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702 & must be on file by 4:50 p.m. on: UNTIL SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED.  IMPORTANT: Veterans – Veteran’s points will be awarded in accordance with the Connecticut State Statute. Five (5) for non-disabled veterans, ten (10) for disabled veterans. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Personnel Director before the date of the examination.  Residents Five (5) Residency points shall be added in accordance with the amendment to the Civil Service Ordinances dated March 18, 2011. Proper documentation and proof of residence must be submitted no later than the closing date for applications.  EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only) An employee in this class is responsible for working at a professional level in one of these areas: Adult Circulation Service, Young Adult Work, and Children’s Cataloging Incumbents may be responsible for supervision of subordinate employees; will receive general direction from Divisional Head or Department Head. Helps patrons in the selection of books and other related materials; conducts research required to answer questions in the specific subject areas to which assigned.(e.g., Circulation Service, Young Adult Work, Adult Work; Prepares booklists, bibliographies, reports, or public relations information as needed; Reads and checks current book reviews, general and specialized, to be fully informed about currently published books and materials; Supervises the work of subordinates; Takes inventories; Keeps various statistics; Attends professional meetings and keeps informed of current trends and professional techniques; Does related work as required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of professional library science techniques and administration; Good knowledge of methods of researching various subject areas; Good knowledge of classification; Ability to keep informed about currently published books and materials in one’s assigned area for purposes of ordering and collection development; Ability to learn a computerized circulation system; ability to deal effectively with patrons and coworkers in an urban public library; Good oral and written communication; Ability to teach subordinate staff and the public all aspects of current library technologies.  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION THAT AS OF THE CLOSING DATE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college OR university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science with course work specifically related to library automation and/or library technologies. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION: A copy of a College Degree or College Transcripts. This position is covered under the written agreement between the City of Waterbury and the White Collar Union. The Parts and Weights for this examination will be determined prior to conducting the exam. Individuals appointed shall be required to serve a working test period which will be, in effect, the final phase of the examination.  APPEAL PROCESS: An applicant may appeal a notice of not meeting the minimum qualifications (Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Section 3741, Subsection B, Article 9) to the Civil Service Commission within seven (7) days of receipt of such notice.  Please notify the Civil Service Office of a change in address. Notification will be mailed to the address written on your application. THE CITY OF WATERBURY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 11-16-15 CL            E.O.E. M/F/D/V