DATE ENTERED: February 19, 2018
POSITION: Manager II (Assistant Director, Facilities, and ADA), Grade M2  
LOCATION: Department of Public Libraries, Rockville, MD
APPLY BY: Open until filled

Job: IRC30193
Medical Exam: Medical History  
Background Investigation: No  
Financial Disclosure: Yes          

Job Description         
This recruitment will be used to "overfill" this position. The incumbent will work in tandem with the current Assistant Director for Facilities and ADA through June 30, 2018.

Are you interested in designing modern library spaces that will embody the ambitious, innovative goals of Montgomery County Public Libraries' (MCPL) Strategic Plan?

MCPL is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with experience in project management, strong communication and organizational skills and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. You will be a working administrator with a demonstrated track record of both strategy and execution.

In 2014, MCPL developed a ULC Innovation Award-winning cyclical, cost-effective and novel model to modernize and revitalize library branches by scheduling restoration of two-three library branches a year. Since then, 6 branches have been "refreshed," resulting in a considerable cost savings and a well-received public response.

MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation's capital.  Montgomery County is one of Maryland's outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 48% white; 19% Hispanic or Latino; 19.5% Black or African American and 15.5% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.

MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning educational system that has strong community support from its 1,043,000 plus residents. These residents are served by 21 full service brick and mortar facilities, a dynamic and easy to use 24/7 access website, and a ULC Innovation Award-winning Outreach Team providing service beyond MCPL's walls.

The Assistant Director for Facilities and ADA performs professional library administrative work. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to

  • Full accountability for the development of MCPL's annual Capital Improvement Program Budget as well as oversight and decision making for scope development, design, and monitoring of the construction of the Refurbishment Level of Effort and new construction projects.
  • Development and implementation of the Department's Continuity of Operations, Emergency Evacuation Plans, Emergency Procedures, and Strategic Facilities Plans.
  • Liaison to the Division of Facilities Management for escalated service requests and new work, and oversight of the development of State Capital Grant applications and the reports required as to fulfill grant requirements.
  • Management of the Department's Facilities Chargeback, Community Use of Public Facilities' meeting room, and furniture budgets.  Vendor cost estimates for security cameras, ID Badge readers, and new furniture.
  • Communications with other County Departments and agencies involving security badge and code access to buildings, hours changes, storm water management and solar projects, meeting room bookings, worksite safety, self -inspection surveys and sector plan updates.  
  • Responsible for ensuring that MCPL offers accessible programs, services and facilities.
  • MCPL's liaison to the County's Commission on People with Disabilities and MCPL's Accessibility Advisory Committee.
  • Oversight of the work of a number of the 21 branches of MCPL,  providing direct supervision and evaluation of  the branch managers and the Assistant Program Manager for Facilities and ADA.
  • Assisting the Director and working with the Directors' team to develop strategies to accomplish MCPL's Strategic Plan will be integral to this position.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries.

Library hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday including nights. Individual schedules, including nights, weekends and Sundays, will vary based on customer service needs and employees are expected to work some weekends and evenings.

This position requires employee to attend meetings, visit sites around Montgomery County, and perform work at various locations outside the office.

Additional Employment Information         
All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications         
Experience:  Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to public library service, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).

Education:   Master's degree in library science or library information science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Equivalency:  No equivalency for Master's degree.

Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.  Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Preferred Criteria         
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

  • Planning, design, and layout of spaces and furniture selection in a public library environment
  • Project management in renovation and construction
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Leadership, collaboration and supervision
  • Public library service delivery
  • Continuity of operations, evacuation, and/or strategic facilities plans

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Minimum Salary: 88388  
Maximum Salary: 160454

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