Pasco County has enjoyed over three decades of sound fiscal stewardship under a trusted administration and senior management team. As these leaders, many with 30+ years of service, are now retiring, Pasco County is entering into an era of building on this solid foundation through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, and a focus on performance excellence. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who believe that business as usual is just not good enough.
Highly responsible administrative, collaborative, and leadership work in planning, organizing, and directing the County Library System in accordance with the County's Mission, Vision, and Values.
Essential Job Functions:
Plans, analyzes, implements and evaluates public library services County-wide. Interprets to the Board of County Commissioners demographic, technological, social, and economic changes which affect the provision of library services. Establishes strategic goals and determines the direction of the library organization under the guidance of the County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners, and the citizens of Pasco County. Plans, coordinates, facilitates, and monitors the operating and capital budgetary needs and requirements for the library system. Reports current activities and measurable results to appropriate County administrative staff.
Oversees the selection, development, evaluation, and dismissal of all employees of the Pasco County Library System. Maintains effective relationships with library administrative staff in order to provide guidance on monitoring and evaluation the development and performance of all staff.
Represents the library in a positive fashion to all stakeholders. Develops and maintains effective relationships with the Library Advisory Board and other library-related groups. Participates in professional, library, community and business organizations. Maintains constructive relations with civic organizations. Seeks support for library services by developing and coordinating grant opportunities, sponsorships, partnerships, and other forms of fund-raising. Performs related work as required.
May include responsibilities of the chairperson of the Library Leadership Team as follows: Serves as the primary contact for County Administration, other outside parties, and grant related activities as needed. Makes final decisions when there is no consensus among fellow Leadership Team members. This position will rotate with the other two team members (vice-chair and co-chair) every two years; e.g. the chairperson will rotate to the vice chair position, the vice chair will rotate to the co-chair, the co-chair will rotate to the chairperson.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, methods, and trends of professional library service. Knowledge of library organization and operations. Knowledge of governmental operations. Knowledge of effective management and leadership techniques. Knowledge of customer service best practices. Knowledge of current technology trends and practices.
Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to work collaboratively. Ability to demonstrate flexible and creative thinking. Ability to adapt effectively to change. Ability to foster a desire for excellence and achievement in all library staff. Ability to understand and apply highly complex policies and procedures. Ability to manage library staff effectively and efficiently. Ability to demonstrate adaptive leadership. Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with patrons, employees, the general public, and all other stakeholders, including the Board of County Commissioners. Ability to demonstrate respect and integrity consistently. Ability to use a wide variety of technologies effectively. Ability to multi-task effectively.
This position requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, and viewing a computer screen. Requires short periods of reaching and stooping. Requires the use of a variety of computer and telecommunication technologies. Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Five (5) years of progressively responsible community outreach, administrative and supervisory experience in a medium to large multi-service public library system. One or more of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Sterling Examiner, Baldrige Examiner, or Kaizen.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Salary Information: Salary for current Pasco County BOCC employees is in accordance with the Career Service Manual. The starting salary for all other candidates will typically be at the bottom of the pay range for the job classification; however, it may be higher within the range depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant, the pool of candidates and the job duties associated with the position.
Must become a Pasco County resident within one (1) year after employment date.
ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.