Thursday, February 18, 2016

Librarian III

The Town of West Hartford Announces an Open Competitive Examination For the Position of Librarian III Application Deadline:Monday, March 7, 2016 Salary Range:$80,990 - $102,050 APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY JOB PURPOSE: This is professional level administrative library work which involves directing the operations of branch libraries or a division at the Noah Webster library.  A Librarian III is responsible for duties requiring the application of professional techniques and procedures in the administration of branch libraries or a division of the Noah Webster Library.  A Librarian III has considerable latitude in the application of professional practices to the field of specialization.  Supervision is received from the Library Director or another superior, through the review and coordination of goals and objectives and through discussions and/or meetings.  Librarian III supervises subordinate personnel of various levels.  Note: This position will be responsible for directing the operations of a branch Library. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a business office setting subject to some interruptions and background noise.  Work is performed with independence and initiative.  Performs varied and responsible functions requiring judgment to ensure compliance with applicable departmental and town policies, procedures and methods.  Manages and coordinates multiple priorities adhering to established time frames.  Must be mobile, able to push/pull light objects, occasionally lift objects up to 30 pounds.  Must be able to perform such tasks as writing, filing, typing, using a calculator, and skills which require hand-eye coordination such as a computer.  Must be able to sit for prolonged periods.  Has frequent contact with employees, other town departments, vendors, community representatives, and the general public.  Must be able to concentrate on fine details with occasional interruption, attend to tasks/functions for more than forty-five to sixty (45-60) minutes at a time, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the theories behind several related concepts.  Must be able to communicate in English and be understood clearly; hearing requirements include the ability to effectively interact with customers in person or by telephone.  May be exposed to dust, fluctuations in inside temperatures and electro-magnetic radiation as in computer screens.  Work may occasionally be required beyond normal working hours. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Directs and participates in the operation of full service branch libraries; selects books and other materials; supervises all procedures and suggests revisions in consultation with the division heads at Noah Webster library; develops and carries out special programs; coordinates maintenance of building and grounds. Supervises and participates in the operation of a library division; directs the daily operation of a division and coordinates activities with other division heads; coordinates procedures with other divisions and suggests revisions as necessary. Establishes performance standards, reviews and evaluates work performance of subordinate personnel and recommends merit increases as appropriate.  Assures organizational and individual goals are achieved.  Interprets Personnel Rules, policies and procedures and enforces regulations and applicable contract agreements including the adjustment of grievances. Participates in staff selection; trains staff, sets goals and evaluates performance, in order to recommend merit increments. Plans, assigns and supervises work of division assistants. Attends professional meetings and may make presentations on behalf of the library. Prepares reports and assists in the preparation of budget estimates for the division. May select books and other materials. May develop, write, and administer grants for the division, or work collaboratively with other divisions, Town departments or outside agencies to develop grant opportunities. Provides reference services for library users; may teach classes such as computer training, and assists patrons in selection of materials. Keeps informed of developments in specialized field. Performs related work as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES Extensive knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices. Extensive knowledge of reader interest levels and of books, authors, and related materials. Significant knowledge of the library materials and tools available for specialized library work to which assigned. Significant experience with information technology including personal computers, the world wide web, social media, and ebooks. Ability to analyze professional and administrative problems, and to make recommendations for their solution. Ability to establish and maintain favorable public relations and effective working relationships with other employees.  Ability to plan and direct a major library service. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's Degree in Library Science and at least four (4) years of experience in professional library work, including supervisory experience; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.  METHOD OF SELECTION Oral Board Examination weight 100% passing score 70 Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70 on the oral examination in order to have their name placed on the Eligible List for this position.  An individual appointed to the position must satisfactorily complete a one (1) year probationary period. APPLICATIONS The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to any portion of the selection process. The Application for Employment may be accessed from the Town of West Hartford website at under “Jobs”.  Your resume and a letter of interest may be linked on to the application.  All application materials must be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, March 7, 2016. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F