LIBRARY ADMINISTRATOR

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Library Services
  • Salary: $109,185.84 - $169,806.48 Annually USD

Job Description

LA COUNTY LIBRARY EXAM NUMBER
Q8344I

FIRST DAY OF FILING
OCTOBER 18, 2021 AT 8:00 AM (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP) SCHEDULE 10:
This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

BENEFITS INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles provides an excellent benefits package that allows employees to choose benefits that meet their specific needs. The package includes:

Retirement Plan - Defined benefit plan whereby member contributions through pre-tax payroll deductions.
MegaFlex Benefits Plan - Benefits may be purchased using a tax-free monthly benefits allowance of 14.5% - 17% of the employee's monthly salary. If the monthly cost of the benefits selected is less than the monthly allowance, the employee receives the difference as additional taxable pay. Benefits available through Megaflex include medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurance, annual leave and health and dependent care spending accounts.
Savings Plan (401K) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution of up to 4% of employee's salary.
Deferred Compensation Plan (457) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution of up to 4% of employee's salary.
Leave - Instead of the traditional sick and vacation leave, employees earn 10 days of leave per year and may buy up to 20 additional days.
Holidays - 13 per year.
Professional Development - The Public Library may pay for attendance at professional conferences and memberships in State and national professional organizations.

NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

POSITION:

Under administrative direction, this position oversees all aspects of library service within one of five operational regions with a variety of service outlets including community libraries and bookmobiles, or directs a major department-wide service program such as Youth Services, Public Services Administration, or the Technical Services Division.

Essential Job Functions
  • Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of region or division staff providing direct library services and comprehensive programs to the public from a variety of service plans for adult, youth patrons and other identifiable groups, such as community libraries, bookmobiles, outreach services, and specialized resource centers.
  • Develops and directs a variety of activities for various groups and programs related to educational programs and special events.
  • Plans and conducts system-wide training workshops on library services for various groups and provides consultation to library staff on general and specialist adult library themes and speakers related to special events or program series services, including graphics, displays, exhibits and media releases.
  • Plans and coordinates the department's book and materials collections; assigns, directs and evaluates the work of technical services divisional staff providing system-wide acquisitions of special supplies and equipment, cataloging, and processing of new library materials and overseeing digital projects.
  • Prepares resource materials, graphics, displays and exhibits, and bibliographies; produces and distributes bibliographic lists assessing adult materials.
  • Participates in the formulation of departmental policies and guidelines governing services and programs; interprets policies and programs to outside agencies, community groups and the news media within the region or division.
  • Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations for a department-wide service programs.
  • Directs or participates on committees on library initiatives and Board-related matters to evaluate the effectiveness on Library operations, costs and revenue, and recommends legislative positions, including amendments to adjust legislation to department needs.
  • Directs the administrative functions of the region or division such as budget preparation and control, facility maintenance and operation, personnel selection and development, and preparation and maintenance of records, statistics and other reports.
  • Assists in developing and administers immediate and long-range operational plans for the region or division including the location, modification and installation of new and expanded facilities and the allocation of personnel.
  • Serves as the Library's liaison and maintains effective relations, conferring with County departments, community agencies or organizations, and other governmental agencies to gain support and create partnerships, interest and participation in library programs.
  • Act for the Assistant Director, Library or Departmental Chief Information Officer in the latter's absence as needed.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: One (1) year's experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Assistant Library Administrator assisting in the administration of a region or coordinating a department-wide service program or technical services function.

OPTION II: Two (2) years' experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian V* in charge of either a Group I level** community library or directing and coordinating the department-wide specialized reference services.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

* For a fuller description of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian V, refer to the classification specification Item# 8339 .

** Group I level is defined as having a minimum of ten (10) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff combined.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% which will assess knowledge and understanding of the position; adaptability; problem solving and decision making; interpersonal and public relations; oral communication; and supervision.

Candidates must achieve a 70% or higher on the examination to be added on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

COVID-19 Vaccination:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

VACANCY INFORMATION The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout LA County Library.

AVAILABLE SHIFT Any - Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
  • Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
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Department Contact Name: Julia Ngo
Department Contact Phone: 562-940-8434
Department Contact Email: Jngo@library.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 940-8434
ADA Coordinator Email: JInjijian@library.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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