DATE ENTERED: June 7, 2022
POSITION: Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 6/17/2022 11:59 PM Eastern


Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Salary - $60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Location - BURKE (GM09), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 22-01665
Closing - 6/17/2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S24
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/3575344/regional-assistant-branch-manager-librarian-iii?keywords=regional%20assistant&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Announcement
Manages and supervises the information department of a regional 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 full-time Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III) vacancies. Current vacancies are located at the following branches:

  • George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003-5975
  • Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA, 22015-4274

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;
  • Assists regional branch manager in planning and directing activities of a regional library;
  • Serves as acting branch manager in the absence of the branch manager;
  • Coordinates information services and training for regional staff.

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.

Employment Standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) 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:

  • Three or more years of library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity.  
  • Demonstrated experience working at a public service desk and providing exemplary front-line customer service (i.e., assisting customers with informational, instructional and/or readers' advisory services).
  • Ability to lead a meeting or make a presentation about the library in front of a group.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 may be subject to a 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.
  • 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 travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. 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 an oral, practical and/or written exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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.