Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Librarian II, Information Technology - Town of West Hartford

Librarian II, Information Technology - Town of West Hartford. Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Salary Range: $75,192 - $93,366.
     JOB PURPOSE: This is professional library work in one or more of the specialized fields of librarianship. Employees are responsible for the performance of duties requiring the application of professional techniques and procedures in the administration of a function of the library operation, in one or more divisions of the organization. A Librarian II has considerable latitude in the application of professional practices to the field of specialization. Supervision is received from a superior through the review and coordination of plans and programs and through conferences. Librarian II may supervise subordinate personnel of various levels. This position will be responsible for supervising and planning aspects of the library computer and network systems, including software selection, installation and maintenance. Manages public and staff access to information services through the integrated library system.
     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 using 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: May assist in the supervision and operation of a library division. May be responsible for a specialized area of service such as providing marketing services, public relations, technology training and instruction for staff and public, or document preservation to include local history. Prepare book collections for convalescent homes; planning special programs; preparing publicity releases, book lists, and exhibits; work with clubs and organizations. May develop, write and administer grants related to the field of specialization. May write library publicity releases, assist in research and report writing, and other forms of communication. Participates in the selection of staff; trains staff and recommends merit increments. Plans assigns and supervises work of departmental assistants. Attends professional meetings. Prepares reports and assists in the preparation of budget estimates for the department. May select books and other materials. Provides reference services for library users; assists patrons in selection of material. Keeps informed of developments in a specialized field. Suggest policy and procedure revisions. Performs related work as required.
     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of professional principles, methods, materials, and practices. Considerable knowledge of reader-interest levels and books, authors and related materials. Considerable knowledge of the library materials and tools available for specialized library work to which assigned. Considerable experience with information technology including personal computers, the Internet, social media, and ebooks, and the ability to effectively train staff and members of the public. 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 specialized library service (marketing, public relations or document preservation.) Ability to configure and maintain Android, iOS and Windows devices (laptops, desktops, tablets, and network printers).
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of an ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science and at least two years of experience in professional library work including the supervision of personnel, or any equivalent combination of experience and education. At least three years of experience as a domain administrator managing a wired and wireless LAN infrastructures.
     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 six (6) month 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 uploaded, as well. All application materials must be received no later than on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY.
     An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F.