DATE ENTERED: December 20, 2021
POSITION: Deputy Director
APPLY BY: January 19, 2022

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for:
Job Title: Deputy Director
Department:  LIBRARY  
Closing Date/Time:  January 19, 2022
Salary:  See Position Description
Job Type: Full-Time / Exempt
Location:  County-wide

Inspire, lead, innovate. The successful Deputy Director of Prince William Public Libraries embraces and promotes these ideas as they lead a diverse staff who deliver innovative programs and services.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and excited by emerging trends in libraries and is passionate about providing responsive, high quality customer service within a dynamic community. S/he is a thought leader who excels in interpersonal communication and collaborative leadership, as well as the day-to-day operational and organizational responsibilities of an administrator.

The Deputy Director leads through a team of senior level direct reports and serves as a member of the Library's Leadership Team. This position contributes to formulation of library policy, short and long- range planning, program development, evaluation, and provides input into allocation of resources in support of the library’s strategic initiatives.

About this position:

  • Manages Public Services, supervising the Assistant Library Director for Public Services, the Office of Programming and the Office of Outreach Services as well as the Materials Services Division.
  • Performs project management.
  • Oversees policy creation and review.
  • Collaborates successfully with other library department and teams, as well as successfully partnering with external agencies and organizations.
  • Acts on behalf of the Library Director, as necessary.
  • Serves as member of the Library Leadership Team.
  • Participates in Performance Hiring, Coaching, and counselling.

PREFERENCES: The successful candidate will have….

  • Demonstrated experience with staff management and development.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Branch management experience in a public library.
  • Experience using a Strategic Plan as a resource tool for daily operations.

High School diploma or G.E.D. and seven years of progressively responsible related experience that includes management and supervisory experience.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:  This is a full-time exempt position. While the base hours are primarily typical office hours, due to the nature of public library operations, this person will need to be available to public services on nights and weekends for emergency issues and may be required to attend Library Board meetings one evening a month.


  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS).
  • This position will require driving during business Hours. DMV checks are conducted for all county employees driving during business hours.

ENTRY SALARY RANGE: $101,832-$119,355 Annually
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Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.

Prince William County determines the legal employment status of all County employees by utilizing a two-step process. Document verification is the first step of the process which is required of all employers as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The second step in our process is E-Verify, an Internet-based system made available by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security

Administration. This system permits the County to electronically confirm legal employment status of all new hires.