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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Library Manager Los Alamos County Library System

JOB TITLE: Assistant Library Manager

JOB TYPE: Regular

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Services-Library

SALARY: Range is $64,934/yr. to $95,721/yr.

OPENING DATE: March 30, 2018

CLOSING DATE: April 27, 2018 at 5 PM


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science or Library and Information Science.
  • Six years of library management experience.
  • Three years of supervisory experience across all years of job related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a municipal, state or federal library.
  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision of the Library Manager, oversees, coordinates, and/or performs an integrated range of technical professional, public service, and programmatic tasks and processes associated with the day-to-day operations of Library Public Services, including Youth Services, Circulation, Reference and the White Rock Branch Library.  Assists in the development and implementation of operating budgets, policies, procedures, and systems for the library.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

The general level and nature of this position are described in the headings below.  This is not an all- inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state, laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of library operations.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of library electronic services.
  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management, of the structure and processes of government, of management support functions.
  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, and Library Information Systems.
  • Skill in budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the operations of electronic information services.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate client informational needs and to determine appropriate alternative solutions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare reports; to edit, organize and present clearly and concisely, oral and written reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs all day-to-day library activities; plans, organizes, and oversees the provision of library public services and associated administrative support services.
  • Assists with the development and execution of the strategic operating goals and objectives; oversees the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs, policies, procedures, goals, budgets, systems and processes.
  • Leads and supervises a number of projects of significant complexity.
  • Supervises personnel including work allocation and prioritization, training, performance evaluation and management; motivates employees to achieve high performance, creates and fosters a team-oriented and collaborative work environment.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and initiates services to library clients, to employees, other divisions and the general public.
  • Establishes, monitors, and maintains customer services standards; trains and develops employees and/or volunteers in customer service.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources.
  • Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, inventories, compliance activities, and collection usage statistics.
  • Provides leadership and promotes staff development for all library personnel, identifying and publicizing internal and external training and educational opportunities.
  • Oversees Collection Development, serving as Chair of the CD Committee or supervisor to the Chair in the selection and de-selection of library materials, in accordance with Collection Development policies and guidelines.
  • Oversees exploration of attributes and impact of new formats and assists in procurement, implementation and marketing of new formats.
  • Performs complex and specialized reference and/or information services.
  • Represents the library on various community or professional bodies.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending and presenting seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • Serves as departmental or work unit leader in the absence of senior leadership.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all privileged

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit and stand; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, and climb stairs.  The employee is occasionally required to crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a library setting with a moderate noise level.  Travel, attendance at various meetings and work outside of normal business hours is required.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:

  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
  • Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
  • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
  • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
  • Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

How to Apply:

County application is required.  Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste. 230, Los Alamos, NM  87544.  Applications are available in our office, at or by calling (505)662-8040.  All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application.  Some documents can be provided in accessible formats.  Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:

The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.


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