Current vacancy is for one (1) full-time, benefited Librarian I in the Children's & Teen Services Division. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for future full-time vacancies in the Children's & Teen Services or Adult & Branch Services Divisions.
This team member will, under direct and general supervision, develop and provide the full range of technical and/or direct library services to the community and perform a variety of professional librarian duties, including development of programs and services for target audiences, reference, collection development and management, and/or cataloging; identify current community needs and project future needs; take initiative to assist in improving library services; and perform related work as required.
In addition, this team member will take a leadership role in Teen Services, including staffing the desk in the Teen Zone; overseeing teen volunteers and Youth Advisory Group; providing outreach to high schools; and developing collections, programs, and services for teens.
Examples of Duties
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs in our Children's & Teen Services Division.
Advises and assists library customers; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources.
Provides reference and readers advisory services to patrons.
Performs special reading and research to remain abreast of current professional trends in literature.
Performs bibliographic searches using both print and non-print sources.
Performs outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections.
Prepares publicity and informational materials including displays and exhibits, flyers, posters, brochures, blogs, web pages, bibliographies, and webliographies.
Organizes, maintains, and catalogs/indexes a variety of print and digital materials, including government documents, maps, and pamphlets.
Performs original cataloging of print and non-print materials; maintains and updates catalog files.
Reviews new publications and collection materials and selects materials and resources for acquisition or disposition as appropriate.
Assists in developing and implementing a variety of library related activities including story hours, library tours, and instructional classes.
Participates in collection development activities including materials selection and weeding, including sorting donated materials.
Oversees periodical selection and management.
Responds to suggestions, requests, or concerns from library users or community members.
Participates in meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services or promote consistent policies and procedures across the department.
Participates in professional meetings, workshops, and conferences and continuing education programs as appropriate.
Maintains and trouble-shoots electronic and on-line resources.
Represents the department at professional meetings as required.
Compiles library activity reports and statistics.
May plan and direct the work of non-librarian staff or volunteers.
Identifies and anticipates changing community needs and changes in technology or library best practices and develops plans, services, and programs to address these changes.
Writes and administers grants, develops resources, and researches grant possibilities.
Ensures safe operations and addresses customer or staff issues.
Leads meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services or promote consistent policies and procedures across the department.
Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services.
Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.
Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.
General library materials selection standards.
Library services and available resources.
Techniques for promoting and publicizing library services, programs, and events.
Recent technological, professional, and societal developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative policies and procedures.
Record keeping principles and procedures.
Modern office practices and technology, including personal computer hardware and software applications related to the work.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Principles, practices and techniques of public relations, community outreach and service promotion.
Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.
Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers advisory, program and service development, collection development, and cataloging.
Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.
React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups, etc. while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices.
Maintain a strong service orientation and a demonstrated dedication to quality customer service.
Research, analyze, and summarize data and prepare accurate and logical written reports.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized library services software applications programs.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Provide direction to assigned staff and volunteers.
Demonstrate initiative and sound judgment necessary to make responsible decisions as Librarian-In-Charge or in the absence of the department manager.
Plan and conduct the activities and operations of a specialized library function.
Research and write grant applications.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in library science. Library experience is highly desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License with satisfactory driving record and proof of acceptable automobile insurance at the time of appointment and throughout employment in the position is required.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various Library and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee’s physical presence at the workplace. May be required to work various shifts, including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
BENEFITS FOR ORANGE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATIONThe City of Orange provides a generous array of benefits to employees in addition to maintaining competitive salaries. Benefits are prorated for part-time employees working from 20 to 35 hours.The following is a partial list of benefits:Salary Range. Salary Ranges are composed of six (6) steps, each approximately five percent (5%) apart. Advancements through the steps are generally made yearly and based on performance.Retirement Benefits. Retirement benefits are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), including the City's contribution toward the Fourth Level Survivor's Benefit. Effective January 1, 2013, newly hired non-safety employees who are "New" CalPERS Members, as defined by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 ("PEPRA"), will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% at age 62 defined benefit plan with three year final compensation in accordance with Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). New Members will be required to pay half of "normal cost" (currently 6.75%) of pension reportable salary as their full share of their member contribution. Effective January 3, 2021 through January 1, 2022, New Members shall temporarily pay an additional 2% of pensionable compensation.An employee who is a "Classic" Member of CalPERS or a current member of another California public retirement system who is hired by the City of Orange on or after January 1, 2013, will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2.7% @ age 55 benefit formula with one year final compensation. Employees contribute 8.00% of pension reportable salary on a pre-tax basis for this retirement benefit. Effective January 3, 2021 through January 1, 2022, Classic Members shall temporarily pay an additional 2% of pensionable compensation.Social Security & Medicare. Employees do not pay into Social Security, however, do contribute 1.45% of salary towards Medicare.Cafeteria Benefits Plan. The City pays up to $1,745 per month which can be applied towards medical, dental, or vision insurances, and/or taken as cash under certain criteria.Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance. A variety of medical insurance plans are available through the PERS Health Benefits program.Life Insurance. The City provides a term life insurance policy of $40,000. Vacation. Employees earn 80 hours of vacation during the first year of service, and an increasing accrual up to 200 hours per year after 24 years of service. The City also provides an annual unused vacation payout plan.Holidays. The City observes 9½ paid 9 hour fixed holidays and provides 1 paid 9 hour floating holiday annually.Sick Leave. Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 96 hours per year. Employees are eligible to convert unused sick leave to vacation on an annual basis. A partial payment (up to 50%) for accumulated unused sick leave is available to City employees who retire from the City.Other Benefits. Most employees work a "9/80" alternate work schedule with City Hall closures every other Friday. Long Term Disability, an Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement (up to $1,250/fiscal year), Trip Reduction Program incentives, optional Deferred Compensation programs and Credit Union membership are a few of the additional benefits provided and/or available to employees. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTA Medical Examination, Police Records Check, and thorough Background Investigation are required of all prospective employees. In compliance with the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), all job offers made by the City of Orange are contingent upon establishing proof of your legal right to work in the United States.All benefited employees shall be subject to a twelve (12) month probationary period as a condition of employment.The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contributions toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Orange.The City of Orange is an Equal Opportunity Employer.City Mission, Vision, and ValuesIncumbents in all City positions are expected to exhibit the behavior characteristics reflected in the City's Mission, Vision, and Values statements in the performance of their duties: The City of Orange is committed to excellent service for our residents, businesses, and visitors. As an organization, the City of Orange is the leader in delivering the highest level of service to meet current and future needs of the community. The City's values include Teamwork, Integrity, and Excellence.