Bilingual Librarian (English & Spanish)

Recruitment #1909-LIBRANCPR2-006

Introduction

Come join us! The FLA 2019 Library of the Year is recruiting!  Consider bringing your talents to a vibrant, fiscally stable library system that will support your innovative ideas and help advance your professional skills. We invite you to apply. 

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Bilingual- Fluent in English and Spanish both verbal and written communication. 

JOB OVERVIEW

This position is with Mobile Services and the Library-2-Go mobile library operating from the John F. Germany Public Library.

Performs professional and supervisory library duties by managing a library agency or library function.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited college or university;

AND
Possession of a valid Driver License.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, stand, bend, kneel, sit, stoop, crouch, balance and walk for extended periods of time. Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
    Inside work 95% of the time and outside work 5% of the time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services. Instructs and assists customers in accessing library information.
  • Plans, promotes, and presents programming. Coordinates, markets and manages programming led by outside presenters. Participates in community engagement activities and community outreach.
  • Executes performance management duties to include but not limited to: training, coaching, documenting and evaluating performance of subordinate staff.
  • Effectively assumes in-charge responsibilities for routine daily operations of an agency, building and grounds as assigned.
  • Trains, schedules, and supervises library volunteers.
  • Actively seeks and participates in professional development opportunities and stays abreast of emerging technology and trends in the Library Information Science Field.
  • Serves on library committees and task forces as directed.
  • Performs collection development and management activities.
  • Maintains knowledge and practices adherence to library and county policies and procedures, rules and practices.
  • May include assuming agency in-charge responsibilities.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of public library principles and processes, including the creation, communication, identification, selection, organization, storage, retrieval, evaluation and dissemination of information.
  • Knowledge of the role of the public library and the services it provides to a diverse clientele in an environment of rapid technological change.
  • Knowledge of Library, County and HR policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the foundation and application of information technology, creation and management.
  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to apply the concepts of public library management, including effective decision making, problem solving, analysis and evaluation of professional issues, operational problems, policies and standards.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make effective decisions.
  • Ability to assist patrons in the use of library materials in all formats.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to accurately sort, file, and/or retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical and chronological systems.
  • Ability to instruct customers in the use of library materials in all formats.
  • Ability to develop curriculum for new instructional programs.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.