Library Services Director,
City of Woodland,
Posting Date: August 13, 2012
Final Filing Date: August 27, 2012
The City of Woodland invites your applicaiton for Library Services Director
Salary: $81,622 - $$104,781 annually w/benefits
This position will be available starting on August 18, 2012. The Library Director oversees all functions related to the delivery of library services and supervises a staff consisting of both professional and clerical employees. The Library Director also serves as a member of the City's executive management team.
Essential Job FunctionsPlan, organize, and direct the operations and activities of the City's library system. Develop and coordinate programs of service to meet community needs including plans for efficient and economical use of labor, buildings, equipment and materials. Attend meetings of and prepare reports for the Library Board of Trustees and provide technical and professional advice and recommendations related to levels of service and other library-related matters. Prepare and direct the preparation of various statistical reports to the City Council and state and federal reports; coordinates special studies on a variety of complex problems which require a high degree of technical competence and political awareness. Prepare and present reports to Council; provide technical and professional advice and recommendations related to levels of service and other library related matters; direct preparation of relevant reports and research. Assure that positive public relations and effective working relationships are maintained by the Department with the general public, other governmental agencies, the City Council, City departments, and the media. In consultation with the City Manager and City Council, assure that the department has adequate resources to fulfill its mission through proper budget planning and execution, personnel selection, and training and development.
Other Job FunctionsReview work methods and interdepartmental procedures to ensure effective work flow and compliance with established policies and procedures. Promote and maintain safety in the work place. Represent the Library before the City Council, the community and at professional meetings as requested. Serve as Acting City Manager as assigned. Perform related duties as assigned.
The OrganizationThe Library Board of Trustees defines the vision of the Woodland Public Library as follows: The Woodland Public Library embraces the diversity of the community and provides a central resource for information, learning, recreation and enrichment. Its broad goal is to offer opportunities for all people to participate fully in a rapidly changing world. The Library Board appoints the Library Services Director and provides policy direction. The City Manager provides administrative direction. The Board is composed of five members who are appointed by the City Council and serve three-year terms. The Woodland Public Library is housed in the oldest (1905) original Carnegie library still functioning as a public library in California. The Library receives strong support from the Friends of the Library and the Library Rose Club as well as other organizations within the community. The Woodland community recognizes the Library as a valuable resource.
The Department Library Administration : This division is responsible for administering and conducting the daily library activities related to circulation, collection development, electronic services, public programming, interlibrary loan, reference services, cataloging and processing of new materials. The division oversees the use of PLF and TBR funds to supplement and augment City funding for library services to the public. Literacy Program : Utilizing funding from a wide variety of sources, the Yolo Literacy Program is responsible for the operation of all areas of the Adult Learn to Read Program including adult, homeless and inmate literacy. Adult literacy programs provide services to those who need to improve literacy skills in order to enhance reading, writing and life skills.
Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with a varied background, proven leadership skills and the ability to successfully develop and implement services that will meet the changing needs of a highly diverse community. The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics: Demonstrated professional integrity and ethics Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate positive working relationships with Library Board, City Council, other City administrators, employees, community groups and library patrons Strong leadership skills that balance sound decision making with appropriate staff delegation Effective management practices including establishment of and adherence to clear performance expectations and fostering of individual professional growth Proactive problem-solving ability Customer-service orientation
Possession of a Master's of Library Science Degree from an accredited college or university is required in addition to a Bachelor's Degree with major course work in library services or related field.
Experience :Five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional public library administration, including at least three years of responsible administrative/management experience.
License or Certificate:
Required upon hire, possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Compensation & Benefits Salary: $84,622â€”$104,781 annually DOQ. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Retirement: City paid PERS 2.7% at 55 Plan. Employee pays the 8% member contribution.
Deferred Compensation: 3 plans to choose from.
Medical/Dental/Vision: The City currently offers premiums for family medical, dental and vision insurance coverage.
Life Insurance: The City provides $50K term life insurance plan.
Long/Short Term Disability: The City currently pays the monthly premium for the benefit of 2/3 salary (up to a maximum).
Vacation: Fifteen (15) days annual vacation for the first five (5) years of service to four (4) weeks of vacation after 16 years.
Holidays: Twelve (12) holidays including two (2) floating holidays.
Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days per year sick leave with unlimited accumulation.
APPLICATION:Apply with a City of Woodland application to the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2012 . RÃ©sumÃ©s and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.
Review Process : Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.
Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.
The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer
When applying, please mention that you saw this ad on LISjobs.com.
LisJobs.com - 9 months ago
City of Woodland Park, Colorado 80863