Job: LIBRARIAN II – Youth Services

General Information
Position:
LIBRARIAN II – Youth Services

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$40,391.41

Job Category:
Children's Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The City is seeking an enthusiastic and trustworthy, responsible individual who, under direction, will perform professional administrative and technical public library work, classifying, cataloging, and maintaining books and materials, performing reference work, planning and implementing special services, and assisting the general public.  Ideal candidate will have extensive program and collection development experience and be technology savvy.

Work will be performed independently according to prescribed procedures.  This position is supervisory in nature and the employee’s recommendations on subordinate personnel decisions, including hiring and firing, carry particular weight in the decision making process. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY

The City of Eustis is located in Lake County, Florida, approximately 30 miles north of Orlando. Eustis is a lakefront community of over 20,000 residents with a rich history. The Eustis Memorial Library’s mission is to make available to its community the opportunity to experience a high quality of public library services. As well as to provide access to information resources, staff facilities and services that respond to the pursuit of knowledge, education, lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and recreational reading and listening. Current services offered by Eustis Memorial Library:

       Circulating collection of 117,000 items

       Photocopying and computer-based printing

       Databases available onsite through the library’s online catalog

       Current and back issues of over 200 periodicals and newspapers

       Video media (5,600 titles) and audiocassette (2,400 titles)

       Library book memorial program

       Large Print books

       E-book collection

       Library Bookstore

       30 Internet access workstations

       Inter-library borrowing of books

       Voter Registration

       TDD access

These services will continue to expand with the recent integration into the Lake County Library System.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

·            Directs, supervises and initiates personnel actions for assigned subordinates; conducts performance evaluations on subordinate personnel;

·            Assists in planning and making recommendations on policies and procedures within assigned areas;

·            Assists in the planning and implementation of departmental goals and objectives;

·            Assists with the preparation, monitoring and maintenance of a budget within assigned areas;

·            Analyzes and evaluates data, creates and maintains records and reports, as required;

·            Remains abreast of developments in the library profession by reading professional journals, attending workshops and conventions, as required;

·            Speaks and serves as a liaison for civic, educational and other interested groups;

·            Performs additional duties involving the management of all library services to youth; 

·            Plans and implements special programs and services;

·            Coordinates programs for toddlers, young adults and teens per schedule approved by supervisor;

·            Reads and reviews new books and makes recommendations for acquisition of books and materials within assigned area;

·            Orders and catalogs books and materials;

·            Assists patrons with Online Public Catalog and reference tools;

·            Writes and produces media releases, brochures, posters and displays for special programs;

·            Provides in-reference service for the children's section;

·            Works with public services staff in determining best placement of materials in library;

·            Assists in adult reference duties, as required;

·            Performs other related duties as required. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

·            Assists the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster; other related duties as required. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of library science; knowledge of modern English, spelling and mathematics; extensive knowledge of reader interest levels, books and authors; Extensive knowledge of the behavior and needs of children and youth of a variety of age levels

Ability to plan and implement library programs and special events; ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of others; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in verbal and written form; ability to assemble, organize and analyze data findings and report them in the context of oral or written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working, advisory and consulting relationships with clubs, community groups, public officials and professional colleagues and the general public; ability to remain at a city work shelter, before, during and after a hurricane or other storm or disaster, if asked.

Working Hours – Rotating shifts from 9am/11am to 6pm/8pm; including some Saturday shifts.

Physical Demands

This is primarily sedentary work with some periods of light physical effort.  Requires walking short distances; sitting for long periods of time; standing, reaching and bending; occasional lifting up to 35 pounds and occasional carrying/pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight, hearing and speech; driving a vehicle, as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications -

Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an ALA accredited school; supplemented by two (2) years professional public library experience; experience with automated systems and Internet required.  Valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record is required. 

Salary Range – $40,391.41 - $60,441.50/yr; EXCELLENT benefits (Note:  Benefit information is posted on city website at www.eustis.org, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472).  Applicants should expect a starting salary of $40,391.41 /yr.  Only applicants with the most job-related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration.  Additional consideration may be given to applicants with more extensive education, training, or experience.  Following a thorough background investigation including a criminal history and driver’s license check, the candidate will be given a conditional offer of employment.  The final candidate will be required to pass a drug test and medical exam.  Please read important section below.

 

CLOSING DATE:            DECEMBER 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST                          

 
   

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

CITY OF EUSTIS

P.O. Drawer 68 (109-A E Orange Ave)

Eustis, FL 32727-0068

Phone – 352-483-5472

FAX – 352-483-0492

E-Mail – personnel@ci.eustis.fl.us

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER                               

Minorities/Females/Disabled                                      

Florida Drug Free Workplace                                     

Veterans Preference Employer                                   

IMPORTANT:  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date (see above).  The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice.  The City’s application is required.  After submitting an interest request via a career site, you should receive an email with the application link and further instructions from Human Resources.  If you do not receive an email from Human Resources within one (1) business day, contact 352-483-5472 or personnel@ci.eustis.fl.us.  The online application is the preferred method but printed applications are also available in person at 109-A East Orange Ave, Eustis.  Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  For assistance or more information, please visit Human Resources at www.eustis.org or call us at 352-483-5472.  Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny. 

The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law.  The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07.  When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.  Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms).  The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law.  If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date.


Education:

Minimum Qualifications -

Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an ALA accredited school; supplemented by two (2) years professional public library experience; experience with automated systems and Internet required.  Valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record is required. 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
11-17-2020

Application deadline:
12-18-2020

Apply at:
https://eustis.rja.revize.com/forms/1456

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Eustis Memorial Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
120 S. Center St

City:
Eustis

Zip:
32726

County:
Lake


Institution Information
Institution Name :
City of Eustis

Address:
10 N. Grove Street

City:
Eustis

State:
FL

Zip:
32726

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Human Resources

Contact Email:
personnel@ci.eustis.fl.us

Contact Phone:
352-483-5472

Contact Fax:
352-483-0492

How to apply

Please apply online at https://eustis.rja.revize.com/forms/1456.  Application is not mobile-friendly at this time so please complete on a desktop computer to minimize potential issues.  If you have any trouble completing the application, contact HR at 352-483-5472.  Thank you.


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