Friday, July 18, 2008

Chief, Childrens' Division


OPENING/CLOSING DATE: 5/14/08-Open Until Filled
(First interview date after 5/28/08)

POSITION TITLE: Chief, Children’s Division MS-1410-12

SALARY: $66,953.00 - $93,734.00
per annum

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Management Supervisory Service (At Will)*


LOCATION: Children’s Division
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

HOURS: As scheduled within weekday hours
8:45 A.M. – 9:00 P.M, and on Saturdays as assigned

FUNCTIONS: Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, MLKML, the incumbent serves as the division chief for the children’s division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating a full range of children’s library programs and services to customers; interprets D.C. Public Library policies in managing the division; develops and maintains a reference and circulating collection of books and other materials to meet the needs and interests of customers and directs reference and advisory work of the division; assists library customers in the use of the non-circulating special book collections such as the illustrator’s Collection and Consultant Collection; supervises the division staff; develops goals and objectives; devises schedules and evaluates staff performance; attends meetings as scheduled and submits reports on services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level in the 1410 series. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

RANKING FACTORS: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER. PLEASE SEND AS AN ATTACHMENT TO YOUR APPLICATION. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you meet the ranking factors that have been determined to be of importance for the position for which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc., that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS MAY ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

KSA #1: Professional knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of children’s librarianship.

KSA #2: Skill in programming for all ages of children.

KSA #3: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals inside and outside the organization and skill in oral and written communication.

KSA #4: Skill and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Internet Searching and email.

TO APPLY: Submit D.C. Government Employment Application Form and resume to the Human Resources Department, Room 423, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 or email to Staff members submit PL-424, resume and ranking factors.

RESIDENCY: Effective 3/1/89, the Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, is in force. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Code section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

INFORMATION TO APPLICANTS: This position may be subject to criminal background and/or traffic record checks, as well as random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to DC Act 15-630.

*MSS: A position in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) is “at will” employment. Appointees to the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing Authority and may be removed at any time on 15-day notice.



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