DATE ENTERED: April 20, 2021
POSITION: Community Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Community Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian II)
Salary - $54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Location - OAKTON (FH04), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 21-00604
Closing - 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S22
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/3032205/community-assistant-branch-manager-librarian-ii?keywords=community&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Announcement
Manages and supervises the information department of a community library. Manages and supervises the branch in the absence of the branch manager. Serves on branch management team. Responds to the needs of library customers and resolves more complex customer issues. Performs all essential information and support duties. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.   
Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple current and future Community Branch Manager vacancies. Current vacancies are at the following library branches:

  • Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, 22066-2634
  • Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA, 22124-1785.

The salary offer will not exceed the mid-point or ($72,292.69) of the advertised salary range.

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

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Serves on Branch Management Team;
  • Serves as person-in-charge;
  • May schedule staff and plan workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • Resolves non-routine patron interactions by communicating and interpreting library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Addresses the more difficult and complex reference and reader advisory services;
  • Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
  • May develop informational finding tools;
  • May select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel;
  • May facilitate staff meetings;
  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers.

Community Assistant Branch Manager Only

  • Serves as acting branch manager in the absence of the branch manager;
  • Assists community branch manager in planning and directing the activities of a community library;
  • Directly supervises adult information services and the youth services manager within the branch;
  • Oversees the management of the branch collection.

Youth Services Manager at a Regional Library Only

  • Directly supervises youth services within the branch;
  • Managers all activities of the youth service department at a regional library;
  • Oversees the management of the youth collection in the branch;
  • Serves as a system resource for reader's advisory and programming for youth;
  • May partner with schools and community organizations to provide library services for youth and teens.

Virginia Room Manager Only

  • Plans and supervises the operations of FCPL's Virginia Room;
  • Selects, evaluates, and manages reference history and genealogy collections and reference services for onsite and distance researchers;
  • Describes, preserves, provides access in both physical and digital formats to special collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images, and subject files;
  • Promotes knowledge of and use of Virginia Room collections through a variety of programming;
  • Partners with professional and community organizations to promote the preservation and study of local history and genealogy.

Coordinator of Early Literacy or Youth and Teen Services Only

  • Coordinates outreach programs and resources for youth and teens;
  • Organizes system-wide activities and events for youth and teens, such as the children's summer reading program and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten;
  • Works with library staff to develop and/or provide direct programs for youth and teens;
  • Analyzes effectiveness of programming efforts, goals and objectives, summarizes findings, and recommends improvements;
  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains partnerships with childcare centers, schools, county agencies, and other organizations;
  • Presents professional development workshops, book talks or informational sessions for teachers and organizations who work with youth and teens;
  • Provides training and resources to youth services staff and organizes staff meetings.

Cataloging, Acquisitions, Selection, or Evaluation Librarians Only

  • Manages selection and is subject matter expert for specific collection areas;
  • Performs advanced technical work in a specialized program area within Technical Operations;
  • Addresses the more difficult and complex discovery and reader advisory services;
  • Resolves non-routine patron and staff interactions by communicating and interpreting library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Interacts with library vendors;
  • Assists Coordinator with collection-related matters;
  • Promotes knowledge of collection policy and practices through training;
  • Coordinates system-wide collection initiatives;
  • Manages the field mapping and loading of brief records;
  • Utilizes existing reports and recommends new reports to inform selection, evaluation, and cataloging decisions;
  • Resolves complex cataloging issues;
  • Executes book-in-hand original cataloging of non-fiction works;
  • Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
  • May partner with external agencies to support library and county-wide initiatives;
  • May select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel;
  • May develop informational finding tools;
  • May facilitate staff meetings.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule workload of the department;
  • Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinates;
  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library's collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

Youth Services Manager Only

  • Ability to plan and provide youth-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Enhanced knowledge of youth materials and programming.

Virginia Room Manager Only

  • Knowledge of specialized reference materials, including databases and local finding tools;
  • Ability to apply research methods for local history and genealogical research;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with special research and archival collections.

Coordinator of Early Literacy or Youth and Teen Services Only

  • Knowledge of children's literature and early literacy concepts;
  • Ability to plan, develop, and facilitate programs for youth and teens;
  • Ability to develop partnerships with other agencies and organizations.

Cataloging, Acquisitions, Selection, or Evaluation Librarians Only

  • General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • General knowledge of library applicable standards, e.g. Resource Description and Access; Electronic Data Interchange; Z39.50;
  • Ability to effectively select, train, and supervise others;
  • General knowledge of floating methodology of collection management;
  • Knowledge of material formats and their impact on the selection, evaluation, acquisition, or bibliographic representation;
  • Ability to provide subject matter expertise in a specific area within Technical Operations, e.g. a specific collection area, cataloging rules, acquisition methodology, or report querying and metrics;
  • Knowledge of and experience with assigning Library of Congress Authority headings for general cataloging (Cataloging librarians);
  • Knowledge of and experience with assigning classification schema for general cataloging (Cataloging librarians);
  • Knowledge of and experience working with specialized software used to support collection, acquisition, cataloging, inter-library loan and reporting.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from college and a master's degree from an accredited library school and one year of professional library experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Two or more years of public library experience with one or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.     

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds. of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds. after initial acceleration. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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.