DATE ENTERED: February 28, 2019
POSITION: Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Government (Library), VA
APPLY BY: 3/8/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Fairfax County Government
Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Salary - $58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Location - BURKE (GK21), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 19-00409
Closing - 3/8/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S24
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply:

Job Announcement
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 the collection and equipment serve community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates 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: This job announcement will be used to fill two vacancies: King Park Community Library located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke VA 22015-1683 and Great Falls Community Library located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066-2634.        

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes days, evenings, and Saturdays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

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.;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Three 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 stoop, bend and reach. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift books weighing up to 10 pounds. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, write and shoulder movements. Ability to be physically active for 3 hours at a time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.  

Panel interview; may include an oral 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.