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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Supervising Librarian City of San Diego

By Chris Rogers posted 05-04-2019 08:57

Supervising Librarian - City of San Diego


Closing Date/Time:   Mon. 05/20/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$34.91 - $42.15 an hour

Supervising Librarian positions plan, coordinate, and supervise either a region (approximately 11-12 branches) of the City branch library system, several major sections, and/or functions of the Central Library Division, or several major system-wide programs and initiatives; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • The list established for the Supervising Librarian positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time, and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Supervising Librarian positions work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • Supervising Librarian employees who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree may be eligible for 5% additional pay.
  • Supervising Librarian positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.

You must meet ONE of the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree AND four years of full-time experience as a professional Librarian.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which MUST include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND five and a half years of full-time experience as a professional Librarian.

Qualifying professional Librarian experience MUST include one of the following:
  • One year of full-time experience supervising a library staff, which must include at least one professional Librarian.
  • One year of full-time experience supervising a branch library with a minimum circulation of 75,000 per year.
  • One year of full-time experience as a Librarian III or Librarian IV in a City of San Diego Public Library.

  • Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university, and date completed.
  • Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at time the of hire.

  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Management and supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement innovative solutions.
  • Proven ability to envision, design, coordinate, and execute significant system-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Experience representing the Library in a leadership role at external meetings.
  • Ability to lead system-wide initiatives that involve multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience training, cultivating, and directing groups of staff.
  • Experience with measuring and evaluating programs for maximum effectiveness.
  • Experience in budget setting, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Experience evaluating and implementing new and emerging technologies.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and political acumen.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Interest and demonstrated ability to work with ethnically diverse communities.
  • Strong customer service orientation; and working with government officials and/or in a political atmosphere.
  • Proof of degree.
  • Proof of transcripts showing completion of the library science course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.