DATE ENTERED: May 16, 2024
POSITION: Librarian: Trainer and Instructor II
LOCATION: River North Correctional Center, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

Title: Librarian: River North Correctional Center #ED003

State Role Title: Trainer and Instructor II

Hiring Range: $55,026 - $77,169

Pay Band: 4

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: River North Corr Center

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

This position provides quality library services for incarcerated individuals, to include maintaining an organized, up-to-date Media Resource Center, teaching library skills, and selecting and organizing library material.

Only those Librarians who have a teacher’s license from the Virginia Department of Education are eligible for a parity payment.

Minimum Qualifications

Eligible for a Virginia Teaching License from the Virginia Department of Education with an endorsement in Library Media Pre K-12 with a Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university OR Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS/MSLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university and be eligible for a Librarian’s license through the Library of Virginia. Experience in library policies and procedures and managing a library in a public or educational environment.
Working Knowledge and experience in library services in an educational environment; working knowledge of general library practices, acquisitions, and supervision of library staff; ability to interact effectively with diverse population. Knowledge of Library policies and procedures and experience managing a library in a public or educational environment.

Additional Considerations

Experience in implementing and managing a library and its programs in correctional or other alternative settings. Valid teaching license from the Virginia Department of Education with an endorsement in Library Media PreK-12. Knowledge and ability to supervise library staff: ability to interact effectively with inmates. Working knowledge of Correctional Education and working with inmates in an educational environment.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.

VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Contact Information

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 276-773-1812


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer