DATE ENTERED: April 2, 2018
POSITION: Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 4/13/2018 5:00 PM Eastern

To apply:
Salary: $57,165.68 - $95,276.90 Annually
Location: GREAT FALLS (GD03), VA
Job Type: FT Salary W BN
Department: Library
Job Number: 18-00695
Closing: 4/13/2018 5:00 PM Eastern
Pay Grade: S24
Posting Type: Open to General Public

Job Announcement
Responsible for overall management of the branch. Operates as leader of the branch management team and is accountable for the effective running of the library. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous, efficient service. Ensures that the collection and equipment serve community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluating their performance. Analyzes workload to ensure efficient staff scheduling. Implements system policies and forwards recommendations for appropriate changes to library administration. Provides direct service to the public using both print and non-print materials to respond to customers' requests. Works with collection management department to improve the quality and usefulness of the branch's collection. Works with community groups to encourage library use and to assist in making the branch more customer-friendly. May serve on library, county or community project teams as appropriate      

Note: The annual salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $76,221.39) of the advertised salary range. This job announcement will be used to fill two vacancies: Woodrow Wilson Community Library located at 6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041-1798 and Great Falls Community Library located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066-2634.

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans, organizes and directs the services and activities of a community branch library;
  • Develops and implements branch goals, annual budget, collection development and community
  • relations programs;
  • Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
  • Assigns, supervises and schedules activities of subordinate staff;
  • Evaluates and counsels employees;
  • Interviews and selects subordinate staff;
  • Interprets Library policy to staff and general public;
  • Insures maintenance of facility;
  • Advises and confers with regional manager on problems, workload requirements, allocation of
  • staff, etc.;
  • Assists regional manager in identification and development of long-range goals;
  • Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
  • Prepares reports on problems and recommends solutions;
  • Advises and instructs staff on technical policies and techniques.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and professional library science;
  • Knowledge of reference sources and material;
  • Knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to plan and schedule workloads;
  • Ability to direct and supervise subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to set goals and objectives;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional and clerical staff and with the general public.

Employment Standards
Graduation from college with a master's degree from an accredited library school and two years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.

Two or more years of public library experience in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions. Superior oral and written communication skills.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to lift books weighing more than 10 pounds. Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stoop, bend and reach. Ability to be physically active for three hours at a time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include an oral/presentation exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.