Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Information Systems Project Manager

Contra Costa County Library, Pleasant Hill, CA
Monthly Salary Range $6,765-9,066
(plus a generous benefits package)

Contra Costa County Library in Northern California is seeking a talented Information Systems Project Manager to manage and coordinate projects related to the development, integration, implementation, and maintenance of the Library’s core digital services, as well as manage large computer system implementation projects, to support the Library’s Strategic Plan and blend a broad range of digital and technology activities with traditional library services.

To arrange an informational interview at the PLA Conference, call (925) 864-7404 between March 25-29, 2008.

Contra Costa County operates 25 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves approximately 900,000 urban, suburban, and rural customers with an annual circulation exceeding 5 million.

Major responsibilities include planning and leading the Library’s creative application of new technologies to enhance services and information delivery to the community; working closely with assigned staff to identify potential gaps in existing products or services; determining strategies for successful implementation of a broad range of digital and technology activities that blend with traditional library services; supervising both librarians and technology-related positions such as the Library’s web master; providing vision and leadership in ongoing development of the library’s web site and digital initiatives; insuring continuation and development of next-generation library catalogs and resource sharing; and serving as project manager on assigned major technology projects.

We’re looking for someone who:
  • Is not afraid to try new things and empower others to do the same.
  • Can support and manage new technologies.
  • Stays current on emerging web trends and technologies and educates others with relevant discoveries.
  • Works independently and without set procedures to implement and integrate new technologies.
  • Possesses solid experience in emerging technologies, Internet applications and electronic resources.
  • Practices productivity and team-driven decision making.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Has the ability to manage a work environment that values customer service.
    Is in love with tech projects and change.
  • Brings cutting-edge ideas to the table.
  • Thrives in a culture of teamwork.
  • Finds satisfaction in enabling the majority to do great things through technology.

Desired qualifications:
Familiarity with automated library systems and information technologies.
Personal participation in the collaborative web community.

Requires possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, data communication, information processing, or a closely related field. Requires four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent experience managing complex information systems projects which must have included three (3) years of design and project management responsibility for large applications systems and team leadership experience for both subordinate analysts and programmers. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.

The application period is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/depart/hr, or, a completed Contra Costa County employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be received. Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications or applications received without a supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified.
For more information contact Janet Hildebrand, Human Resources Manager, Contra Costa County Library, (925) 646-6423, jhildebr@ccclib.org

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