This is advanced professional and supervisory library work in coordinating a division of the St. Petersburg municipal libraries. Work includes responsibility for complicated, technical library tasks and supervision of professional and nonprofessional personnel engaged in customer service, lending of materials, program delivery and community engagement with emphasis on adult, family, youth and community literacy initiatives. Work involves coordinating the delivery of impactful and engaging library services and programs for a community library within the downtown St. Petersburg district and serving a very diverse population. The library is in close proximity to the largest business district within St. Petersburg, as well as the local court and many legal offices; it houses the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg and is the central location for coordination of the Career Online High School program and the English as a Second Language program. This position requires participation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, safety, appraisal and discipline of assigned employees. Work requires continuous, effective public contact; the exercise of considerable patience, tact and diplomacy; considerable independent judgment, flexibility and initiative in scheduling, assigning and coordinating work with that of other units within the system; and participation in the Library’s evening and weekend rotation schedule.
Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university; must have significant professional experience in library borrower services, including circulation, customer care and patron account matters, as well as adult and youth library programming and services and collection development; must have a minimum of three years of progressive, professional supervisory library experience; and must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “E” Driver’s License to travel between libraries and to library meetings as needed.
Physical address where the job position is located.
For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.
The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.