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JGRLS Employment

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Open December 17, 2021 until filled.

Jackson-George Regional Library System
Pascagoula, Mississippi

Regional Administration

Position: Librarian IV - Assistant Director, Collections and Technology Services

Location: Jackson-George Regional Library System Headquarters, Pascagoula
Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula MS 39567

Date Available: March 1, 2022

Salary Range: $55,550 - $60,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications)
with an Excellent benefits package

This highly responsible upper management professional position involves the application of professional knowledge and leadership skills as well as management principles and professional ethics. The employee holding this position will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively and is expected to possess the professional knowledge, skills and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties accurately and in a timely manner. The Assistant Director manages the day-to-day operations of Collection Management Services and supervises five managers responsible for the day-to-day operations of 1) Technology Services, 2) Facilities Maintenance, 3) Purchasing, 4) Staff Development and Computer Training, and 5) the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library working closely with, and under the guidance of the Director.

All work activity is performed in accordance with Jackson George Regional Library System (JGRLS) Board of Trustees’ approved policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws, and other directives as issued by the Director.

Candidates for the position of Assistant Director must (1) complete an application for employment, and (2) submit a professional resume. Candidates selected for interview are required to provide an official copy of graduate school transcripts.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period. All performance evaluations during and after this probationary period are conducted by the Director.

A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.
2. Five years successful administrative and management experience in a library after receiving the master’s degree in library science.
3. Proven ability to effectively interface with other professional and administrative staff, library employees, library trustees, local government officials, community leaders and local groups and organizations.
4. Demonstrated leadership, management, supervisory, planning, organizational, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
5. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
6. Hands-on, working knowledge or daily library experience with current computer technology and automated or integrated library systems, OCLC, on-line searching, US Marc format, interlibrary loans, cataloging practices using standard rules, and Dewey Decimal Classification.
7. Physical Requirements, Moderate Work: must have ability to hear, bend, stoop, push, pull, squat, reach above shoulder level and lift and move objects up to 25 pounds, and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds. Incumbent must have the ability to climb a step stool, ladder, move a book truck, and perform other activities required to 1) maintain collections, 2) catalog, process, and distribute library materials, or associated with 3) transporting library equipment.
8. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of currently accepted principles and best practices in public library administration, philosophy, ethics, management and services.
Proven skills in project management, organization of work groups and teams, and personnel development.
Ability to successfully implement a planning process, including data collection and analysis, setting goals and objectives, and monitoring progress in reaching goals and objectives.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and associates with differing opinions and backgrounds.
Ability to organize, train, direct, motivate and evaluate personnel.
Ability to analyze needs and problems and to develop and communicate cost effective, creative and efficient solutions.
Ability to make sound decisions based on approved policies and procedures, personal judgment, and verifiable data.
Ability to prioritize, effective time management, leadership, listening and other interpersonal skills.

C. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversee system-wide administration and supervision in the absence of JGRLS library director as instructed.
2. Manage branch libraries in the event of extended absence of branch manager as needed and assigned by Library Director.
3. Review all incident and accident reports involving customers and/or staff received from administrators, managers/PICs or department heads in the library system and consult and collaborate with other directors as needed on resulting library reactions.
4. Supervises cataloging and classification, processing, and distribution of library materials.
5. Assists with cataloging and classification of library materials to eliminate backlog as needed.
6. Manages interlibrary-loan services in a cost efficient and timely manner.
7. Monitors Facilities Helpdesk activities to serve as back-up during the absence of the Facilities Manager.
8. Actively participates in professional organizations and remains informed of current developments in librarianship. Attends ILS vendor workshops and conferences and actively participates in professional organizations such as the Mississippi Library Association (MLA).
9. Prepare statistical, annual and other reports, as needed.
10. Work on any project, at the discretion of the Director, concerning operation of the library system and/or service delivery, including writing and updating policy.
11. Actively serves on Director's Leadership Team and other committees established by the director, and brings issues to the attention of the director as needed.
12. Develop a basic knowledge of the functions and responsibilities of other key administrative staff.
13. Develop and maintain a keen awareness of the issues facing the communities in our service area especially as they relate to library services.
14. Coordinates or assists managers under this position’s immediate supervision with coordinating staff workflow.
15. Monitors the Collection Management Services budget and recommends changes as needed.
16. Evaluates work performance of staff under this position’s immediate supervision.
17. Participates in the hiring process serving as an interview team member.
18. Provides and/or coordinates training and disciplines staff as required.
19. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Integrated Library System (ILS) and related products.
20. Assists in budget preparation and grant writing and monitoring.

Other Responsibilities
• Assist auditors as needed during annual audit process.
• Cross trained and qualified to provide assistance, back-up as needed, to prepare the docket and the addendum to the docket.
• Prepares emergency purchase orders during Purchasing Agent’s absence.

The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

The primary work-site for this Jackson-George Regional Library System position is the Pascagoula Public Library, JGRLS Headquarters, located at 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567. Secondary work sites are all other branch libraries within the Regional System.

This position is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week, salaried position. Normal work schedule is 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (with a 60 minute lunch period) Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm, Fridays (with a 30 minute lunch period). Due to instructional schedule, needs of the Library System, and the Director, the work schedule may vary considerably to include both evening and Saturday hours.
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The employee is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits.

The position of Librarian IV (F/T): Assistant Director, Collections and Technology Services is classified “exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

The employee holding this position must (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the implementing regulations; (2) read, understand, and sign the System’s Personnel Policies; (3) read, understand, and sign the System’s Drug Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum; and (4) read, understand, and sign other System policy procedure statements pertinent to this position.

This position requires travel to attend a wide variety of meetings, including advisory boards, Friends’ groups, special Library programs and functions, branch managers and
staff, city councils, boards of aldermen, boards of supervisors, Mississippi Library Commission meetings, meetings of local civic organizations, and business related conferences and training seminars.

To Apply: Must meet minimum qualifications to apply. Submit a formal letter of interest and resume to Angela Stewart, Director, Jackson-George Regional Library System; 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or via email Director@jgrls.org
Candidates selected for interview are required to provide an official copy of graduate school transcripts.

Deadline is Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (Internal candidates)

An Equal Opportunity Employer_______________

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The employee holding any position must (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the implementing regulations; (2) read, understand, and sign the System’s Personnel Policies; (3) read, understand and sign the System’s Drug Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum; (4) read, understand, and sign other Library policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position.

-Library Employment Guidelines:
Most jobs follow these general guidelines: Under the direction and supervision of the Branch Manager and or his/her designee, employees holding part-time hourly positions assist other library personnel in completing certain tasks necessary for the efficient and effective access to and use of the library's collections of resources and services.
Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees' approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Branch Manager and Director.
Employees holding these positions will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner. All employees are expected to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties and responsibilities.

All candidates for open positions must complete:
(1) Application for Employment
(2) Supplemental Application
(3) Various testing - depending on position sought