LOCATION: Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd, Bradenton, FL, 34205.HOURS: Monday-Saturday, with variable daytime and evening hours.
As a departmental division manager, responsible for all operations of the Manatee County Public Library System, consisting of 6 libraries, the LITtle discovery Center, and over 70 employees. Ensures effective and efficient delivery of traditional and innovative library services within the framework established by inter-local or other agreements, plans, policies and budgets as determined by the Board of County Commissioners and the Manatee County Public Library Board of Trustees.
*NOTE: This position has been designated by the Manatee County Commission as serving at the will and pleasure of the County Administrator. Employees so designated may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Professional office environment with periods of high stress and the need for discretion and confidentiality. Extended periods of sitting and standing may be required. Lifting equipment and books up to 25 lbs. alone or up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
Must meet minimum requirements as set forth in Chapter 257.17(2)(a) Florida Statutes and Chapter 1B-2.011(2)(a) Florida Administrative Code.
Master's degree in library information science from a degree program accredited by the American Library Association. Other advanced degrees in public or business administration desired.
7 or more years progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or university library system to include a minimum of two years full-time paid professional experience, after completion of the library education program, in a public library that is open to the public for a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Previous management experience required. Executive management experience in a large, diverse urban library system is highly desired.
Strong organization, prioritization, analytical, and problem-solving skills in order to effectively manage area of responsibility and attain goals set. Able to resolve difficult and complex problems and situations.
Excellence in developing both internal and external customer service.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance necessary to successfully perform job responsibilities.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job responsibilities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills, in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, government officials, community and business leaders, and the general public, sometimes in situations that are controversial or contentious. Able to influence others regarding policies, practices, and procedures, including direct reports, the public, and other stakeholders.
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