Friday, January 2, 2009

Deputy County Librarian

County of Santa Clara
Deputy County Librarian
$116,740.00—$149,770.40 Annually, DOE

The County of Santa Clara is seeking a dynamic leader who is decisive, well organized and possesses considerable management experience to fill this critical position. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a highly qualified individual capable of providing effective leadership to a diverse staff and who has strong team building abilities.

The Deputy County Librarian reports directly to the County Librarian and is responsible for the development of policy and the implementation of the library's mission, policies and procedures throughout the library system. The Deputy County Librarian also plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the programs and services of the County Library System and acts as department head in the absence of the County Librarian.

A qualified candidate would typically acquire knowledge and abilities through attainment of a Master's degree in Library Science and at least five years of recent progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a community library system; at least three of which must include participation in program and policy determination either on a system wide basis or as the librarian in charge of a community library and possession of a valid California Driver's License.

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All qualified applications will be subject to a preliminary competitive rating to identify those candidates to be invited to the oral interview process. It is critical for applicants to submit an application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Executive Services at (408) 299-5894. EOE

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