Community Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Salary - $60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Location - OAKTON (FH04), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 21-02258
Closing - 11/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S24
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/3283666/community-branch-manager-librarian-iii?keywords=community%20branch&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Announcement
Manages and supervises a community library. Leads branch management team and serves as liaison to library administration and departments. Promotes relationships with the community. 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 vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies, current vacancies are at the following branches:

  • Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton VA 22079-2124
  • Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124-1785

Salary: The selected applicant's starting salary offer will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($60,276.11 - $80,368.91) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library.

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video "Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library".

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.)

  • Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
  • Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate personnel;
  • Schedules staff and plans workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • Oversees the management of the branch collection;
  • Serves on Branch Management Team;
  • Serves as person-in-charge;
  • 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 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;
  • 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;
  • Plans, organizes and directs the services and activities of a community branch library;
  • Develops and implements branch goals, collection development and community relations;
  • Serves as liaison between the branch and library departments;
  • Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
  • Serves as point of contact to branch Friends group (where applicable).

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.)
  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop, and conduct appropriate services;
  • Ability to set goals and objectives;
  • Ability to analyze information and prepare a variety of reports;
  • 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;
  • Ability to supervise multiple departments, including managers.

Employment Standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

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 in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions. Superior oral and written communication skills.       

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.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 lbs. after initial acceleration. 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. Physical requirements are applicable to all duties. 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 military status 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.