Branch Manager -- Yuma County Library District -- Yuma, AZ

SALARY: $27.71 - $34.84Hourly
OPENING DATE: 05/10/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid-point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.

NATURE OF WORK:
Under limited supervision of the Library District Deputy Director performs administrative and professional library work of considerable difficulty directing the operation of assigned Branch Library; provides library services and materials to the community; exercises direct supervision over Branch Library personnel; this position is department specific; hours may vary (Tuesday – Saturday) depending on the needs of the Library District.

EXAMPLE OF WORK:
(Illustrative Only) Supervises, trains, and coordinates the activities of the Library Branch; provides training, instruction, and orientation to new employees, staff, and volunteers; participates in interviewing and selecting new employees and volunteers; determines work schedules; develops the Branch short and long-range plans of service with assistance of Deputy Library Director; develops operating procedures for the branch; plans and conducts regular branch staff meetings; selects, plans, assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinates; recommends and participates in staff disciplinary proceedings; participates in the ongoing staff training and development; conducts training classes and/or provides one-on-one training to staff as needed; assists Collection Development with a collection plan for the Branch; oversees methodical rotation of material; provides customer service and reference service as needed, responds to inquiries and/or issues from the public that come into the Branch Library; ensures that building and grounds of the assigned library are properly maintained; coordinates building and equipment maintenance, janitorial services, and repairs; performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks related to library services; prepares annual budget for the branch; monitors, approves, and justifies Branch-related expenditures; oversees financial reports; supervises the development and planning of the Branch programs, services, and computer instruction for youth, teens, and adults; assists with the planning and preparation of grant applications for funding of improved or enriched public service programs, and directs special projects; serves as library liaison to the community and demonstrates good stewardship of library resources; establishes and maintains partnerships and effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, school districts, and community groups regarding program offerings and coordination of services and facilities; collaborates with other Branch Managers and/or Branch Supervisors in development of cohesive standard operating procedures among branches; makes presentations at Library District meetings and workshops; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience in a library environment; three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Special Requirements: Successful completion of a background check may be required; must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: County policies and procedures; principles, methods, and practices of library administration; current budgeting practices; library automation and technology; current public library policies, procedures, and systems; public relations and customer service methods, practices and procedures; organization of library services; principles and practices of supervision; general subject areas, books, authors and reading levels.

Skill in: Computer operations including online and automated systems and related equipment and software applications; supervising staff including hiring, training and evaluating performance; planning, scheduling and overseeing branch library operations; preparing and administering budgets; providing effective customer-oriented service; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; use modern office equipment and computers; supervise, organize, direct and evaluate staff; communicate effectively verbally and written; planning and organizing work; lift at least 20 lbs.; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Work Environment:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, and/or kneeling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. Working at a computer monitor for extended periods required. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under extreme likelihood of verbal abuse from hostile and frustrated customers.

EOE/AA/ADAAA/M/F/V/D DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://yumacountyaz.gov
198 S. Main St
Yuma, AZ 85364
928-373-1013

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