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Branch Manger Supervisory Librarian

Washington, DC

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Currently available positions do not include MLK Children & Teen Services. Several Branch locations will be available.
The incumbent is responsible for the efficient and customer service oriented operation of the branch or a central library department. This position plays a leadership role in system wide projects; interprets and assists with the development of DC Public Library policies in managing the branch or a central library department. Consults with the supervisor on complex situations but generally functions independently. Using independent judgment and initiative, the incumbent directs, organizes and plans the operation and activities of the local branch library or central library department.
Develops goals and objectives and makes general assignment of duties to staff.
Coordinates staff activities, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, administrative orders, union contracts, and personnel rules and regulations.
Prepares and revises branch schedules to provide adequate coverage of public service.
Participates in training workshops, meetings, seminars, etc., directly related to professional development.
Performs supervisory personnel functions within the branch.
Creates performance plans and writes performance evaluations for staff.
Directs the professional development of staff and the orientation of new hires.
Leads librarians in designing services and establishing partnerships for the location that align with community needs and the library’s strategic plan.
Represents library at community events and meetings throughout the community and serves as liaison to location’s Friends of the Library group.
Residency Requirement
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 950) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Conditions of Employment
General Suitability Screening
This position is subject to general suitability screening; verification of employment history, reference checks and degree/license, as applicable. The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory general suitability screening.
Enhanced Suitability Screening
The position for which the individual is applying has been identified and designated as requiring
enhanced suitability screening; If tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check, traffic record check, consumer credit check, and mandatory drug and alcohol test will be conducted (as appropriate); and the appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory enhanced suitability screening.
Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least two (2) years’ experience as a professional librarian providing direct public service in a public library.
Additional Qualifications
At least two (2) years of experience developing public library services and programs, including working with community partners, such as schools, nonprofits, and other government agencies. Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban public library preferred. Experience working on system-wide projects and working groups preferred.
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.
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