LIBRARIAN III - Black Resource Center (BRC)

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 05, 2022
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $70,105.20 - $94,477.20 Annually USD

Job Description


August 8, 2022 AT 8:00 AM (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.



Has immediate charge of a Group III level community library or performs more difficult and specialized library work.


Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of higher-level librarians, Assistant Library Administrator or Library Administrator, and either: 1) have immediate charge of a Group III level community library including the supervision of lower level professional and/or paraprofessional and clerical staff; 2) direct the operation of a library resource center with specialized ethnic and cultural materials; 3) perform the more difficult and specialized library work on system-wide children's programs; 4) serve as the second-in-charge at the West Hollywood Library, including managing specialized youth and adult library programs and services, and supervising lower-level professional and paraprofessional staff. Incumbents in this class exercise independent judgment in performing assignments, exercise knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship; and demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the library. In addition, incumbents must possess specialized professional expertise in their particular area of assignment; be able to make presentations and provide individual and group instruction; and use current technology to perform librarian duties. Supervisory positions must also exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and departmental policies, rules, library locations, and services. As essential functions of the position, incumbents may be required to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach, work on irregular surfaces, lift objects of moderate weight, and stand or walk for long periods of time.

Libraries are categorized into Group I, II, III or IV, according to a Library Grouping System (LGS). The LGS is based on statistical information for each library using the following major operational factors: Circulation, Information/Reference, Full-time staffing, Gate Count and square footage.
Essential Job Functions
Directs a library resource center with a specialized collection comprised of ethnic, cultural, economic, or public service print and non-print library materials.

Plans and provides specialized reference services pertaining to the center's collection for customers throughout the library.

Performs outreach to the community served by the special collection and plans events to highlight the collection and meet the needs of the community.

Interprets and implements library policy and procedures to staff and to customers.

Analyzes customer needs in order to provide responsive library services.

Serves as a liaison with local officials, groups, and agencies; coordinates the activities of volunteer groups; and maintains a safe, clean, and orderly facility.

Conducts individual and may conduct group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources.

Research and identify grant programs, write funding applications and assist in coordinating activities of a grant program.

Maintains records and prepares reports or grant proposals, as directed.

Serves on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training.

Acts in charge of one or more community libraries, as needed.

Option I: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* AND one (1) year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian II** in charge of a Group IV*** level or equivalent size community library or performing specialized professional**** library work.

Option II: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* AND two (2) years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian I***** performing professional library work******.

  • Experience working with African American communities.
  • Experience and knowledge of current African American community trends.
  • Experience with the development of Library resources, materials and exhibits, as it relates to African American communities .
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.

PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: This class requires that the incumbent stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing. If you are unable to attach the required document, you must email to within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission . Please reference your name, the exam title and exam number.
**For a full description of LA County's Librarian II classification, refer to class specification 8335.

***A Group IV level community library is defined as having a ranking total of 401 to 700 and ranked 60 or above in at least 3 of the major operational factors according to the Library Grouping System.

****Specialized professional library work is defined as handling the more difficult and specialized assignments such as leading Children's, Adult, and Youth Services, internet, specialized collection, or technical services functions; give presentations, provide individual and group instruction, and use current technology to perform librarian duties and perform the full range of supervisory duties over paraprofessional and/or clerical staff as assigned.

*****For a full description of LA County's Librarian I classification, refer to class specification 8334.

******Professional Library Work is defined as having library duties of increasing difficulty and have an understanding of established policies, methods, procedures, and standards to resolve problems in the following areas: 1) Adult, Children's, and Youth Services, government services, periodicals, internet or technical services; 2) classifying and cataloging all library materials; 3) providing department-wide program support for areas such as Adult Services and Youth Services. Incumbents in this class may function in a limited supervisory capacity over paraprofessional and/or clerical staff.
Additional Information
This examination will consist of two parts:

Part 1: An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 25%. Each candidate's background will be evaluated on the basis of information provided on the County of Los Angeles Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire that pertain to the areas of Minimum Requirements and Desirable Qualifications to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for this position.

Part 2: An interview weighted 75% which will assess knowledge and understanding of the position, supervision, interpersonal relationships, problem solving, and oral communication skills to perform the duties of the position.

Extra credit will be awarded to qualified candidates with the desired qualifications.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of 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 on 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.
Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO):
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.

Available Shift: Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.

Vacancy Information: The resulting eligible list will be used to fill a vacancy at the AC Bilbrew Library, Black Resource Center, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061.

Application and Filing Information:Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also
track the status of your application using this website. Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on the last filing date.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Please add "," as well as, and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Social Security Number:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires
that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

No Sharing of User ID and Password:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Computer & Internet Access at Public Libraries:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Refer to their website for updated information at

Department Contact Name: Maria Andrade
Department Contact Phone: 562-354-3951

Department Contact Email:
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 940-8434
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Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477
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