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DIVISION MANAGER, PUBLIC SERVICES, Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity

DIVISION MANAGER, PUBLIC SERVICES

LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS – ROHNERT PARK

40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME

 

We are seeking a customer service driven management professional for our full-time Division Manager position, which will focus on Public Services for the entire Sonoma County Library system. Please fill out the supplemental questionnaire.

 

THE POSITION:

Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.

 

Under general direction reporting to the Library Deputy Director, provides customer service, plans, organizes, manages, and provides direction and oversight for the Public Services Division; holds responsibility for library branch management, public programming coordination, community grants, system-wide events; acts as an integral member of Library Management Team; actively leads in the budgetary management of the division; and performs related duties as required.

 

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures related to Public Services; recommends policy changes to Library management; and holds responsibility for public programming coordination, community grants, and system-wide events.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and monitors goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of all public service operations in accordance with objectives of the Library branches; recommends changes or modifications to Library management.
  • Oversees the development of events to bring residents together to hear diverse ideas and opinions; partners with local agencies to design events that include community service opportunities.
  • Oversees engagement and outreach to diverse and vulnerable populations to increase services: through the partnerships to seek additional financial resources; improved communication; informed customer service practice training and information for staff; and working collaboratively with outside agencies to deliver health related services.
  • Oversees community grants program and pursues collaborative grant writing and funding opportunities.
  • Meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; prioritizes work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Selects, trains, and mentors new personnel in the Public Services Division including Branch Managers and the Adult Services and/or Youth Services Administrators; provides coaching and regular evaluation of staff performance.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of library policies, programs, program planning and implementation, systems development, and library operational trends and practices.
  • Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a large, complex budget.
  • Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, and other professional library services.
  • Principles, practices and techniques of public programming, community outreach, and service promotion.
  • Recent technological, professional, and societal developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services.
  • Management principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, evaluation, and project management.

 

Ability to:

  • Lead in development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the Public Services Division.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures.
  • Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, and methods.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with Library policies and procedures, complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Represent the division and the Library in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and businesses, professional and regulatory organizations, and individuals.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Education and Experience:

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of experience as a professional librarian providing a full range of public library services, three (3) years of which included management or supervisory experience. Spanish bilingual skills are desired.

 

Licenses and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.

 

SALARY RANGE:               $116,688.00 to $145,745.60 Annually

 

CLOSING DATE:                Until Filled - First review of applications will be on January 18, 2022

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.

 

The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application,

written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Sonoma County Library has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All Sonoma County Library employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing.

 

RECRUITING PROTOCOL IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19:

Pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, and all applicable COVID 19 Shelter in Place Orders issued by the Sonoma County Health Officer, the recruiting process including interviews, testing, etc. will be held via teleconference or online, if possible, unless changes occur in the state and/or county health order.

 

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at https://sonomalibrary.org/accessibility.

 

Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff.

*****************APPPLY AT: https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20195088

Position: DIVISION MANAGER, PUBLIC SERVICES, Sonoma County Library
Organization: Sonoma County Library
Location: Rohnert Park,  CA 
United States
Salary: $116,688.00-$145,745.60 Annually
Posting Start Date: 2/15/2022
Date Posted: 12/29/2021
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Education and Experience:

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of experience as a professional librarian providing a full range of public library services, three (3) years of which included management or supervisory experience. Spanish bilingual skills are desired.

 

Licenses and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.

 

Status: This listing expires on: 3/29/2022
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Sonoma County Library
Address:
6135 State Farm Drive

Rohnert Park,  CA 94928
United States
Email:
dkatzung@sonomalibrary.org
Phone:
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