This is advanced professional and supervisory library work in coordinating system-wide information delivery and circulation services for the St. Petersburg municipal libraries. Work includes the oversight of Main Library’s borrower services, including, but not limited to, library registration, customer account maintenance, cash transactions, library lending and routing of materials, repair of materials and voter registration. Work also includes special projects related to planning, organizing and participating in the circulation and circulation control services of a seven-library system utilizing RFID hardware and software technology; planning and participating in collection development and maintenance; performing complicated, technical library tasks; presenting division information to internal and external customers; supervising professional and nonprofessional personnel engaged in borrower services; and 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 divisions within the Library System and with partnership organizations serving the libraries in different capacities; and, in conjunction with other Librarian IIIs, participation in the oversight of Main Library’s daily operations, including on-call and weekend supervision, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
· Have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
· Have significant professional experience in library information delivery services, including customer care and circulation.
· Have a minimum of three years of progressive, professional supervisory library experience.
· Have good knowledge and understanding of public librarianship and principles, with emphasis in the areas of staff development, borrower services and circulation development.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
Have experience in a multi-library system.
Physical address where the job position is located.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicant 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.
HOW TO APPLY Apply online at www.stpete.org/jobs - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.