3630 Librarian I

Recruitment #CBT-3630-903507

Introduction

Submit Verification (proof) of Education at Time of Filing Application

Failure to Submit the Required Verification Will Result in the Rejection of Your Application

Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs beginning level professional librarian work. The essential functions of this class include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons in locating and using library facilities, equipment, technology, and materials, in selecting materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions
  • Recommending library materials to be purchased, repaired or weeded; deciding whether weeded materials should be discarded or selected for community redistribution; may be responsible for the selection, distribution, and maintenance of library materials of assigned section(s) of the collection and suggesting which materials shall be non-circulating materials
  • Performing reference work in person, via phone, chat, email, and mail; performing research and readers advisory; preparing detailed bibliographies, book lists and other information; teaching patrons to access, evaluate, and use digital resources, library equipment, technology, and digital devices
  • Planning, conducting, evaluating, and promoting programs, group visits, classes, and outreach for community members; meeting with educators; collaborating with various community groups to promote the use of and interest in the library, and representing and promoting the library at community events and on social media
  • Cataloging and classifying library material; creating metadata; determining and assigning main entry, cross references and subject headings; adapting Library cataloging records for the library and participating in determining cataloging policy
  • Writing reports and correspondence; may write content about library programs and services for print and digital media; may supervise the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records; may conduct research and data analysis
  • Planning or assisting in planning and setting up programs, displays, and exhibits; promoting and merchandizing library collections
  • Participating in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and orderly atmosphere in the branch or department
  • Training staff and volunteers, including developing training materials
  • Supporting digital content management; participating in digitization initiatives projects, programing, and collection development
  • Interpreting library policy to patrons and staff and assisting in policy formulation and implementation
  • May supervise subordinate staff or volunteers
  • May participate in committees to enhance library services or promote professional development
  • May support circulation and registration duties, as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association.

Note: You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master's program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

2. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children’s or Youth Services Librarian.

3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian.

4. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or cataloging experience using AACR2R and MARC format.

5. Some positions require college level coursework in special education or experience working with people who have learning disabilities and/or learning differences.

6. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License.

Note:
Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules, which may involve evening and weekend work.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-551-8911 or by email at Stefanie.Lim@sfgov.org 

VERIFICATION:
Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education prior to the filing deadline. Verification should be attached to the application. Please use the link in the "Transcript" tab to attach education verification documents to your application. Qualifying education must be verified by copy of diploma showing major or transcripts showing coursework completed. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at
http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

If requested, verification of experience must be on the employer’s letterhead, show the applicant’s name, dates of service, job title(s), duties actually performed for each position, and must be signed by the employer. Experience may be verified by performance evaluations showing duties performed. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications. 

Written Multiple Choice Examination (Weight: 100%):

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice exam to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include but are not limited to: Knowledge of modern library services, resources, procedures, and technologies; knowledge of circulation, cataloging, reference, children, teen, and adult services, and library administration; knowledge of standard information/reference sources both electronic and print; ability to understand and adapt to the evolving role and impact of a public library in the community; knowledge of conflict resolution and basic de-escalation techniques; ability to interact respectfully, effectively, and courteously with a diverse population of staff, volunteers, library users, community partners, contractors, vendors, and the public, including the ability to promote a welcoming environment and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; knowledge of current collection development and collection management practices and procedures; ability to educate, advise, and instruct library patrons in the use of library facilities, equipment, services, technologies, and materials; ability to conduct reference interviews to assess patron information needs and assist patrons with research and readers advisory questions; ability to research, evaluate, and locate information, materials, and online resources; ability to maintain files, records and prepare reports, including the ability to gather, organize, and interpret data; ability to plan, promote, conduct, and evaluate library programs, exhibits, and services; ability to manage financial resources and work within a budget to meet department/section needs; ability to understand, interpret and explain library policies and procedures to others orally and in writing; ability to resolve conflicts and complaints in a calm and professional manner; ability to plan, organize and complete assigned work in a timely manner, within a dynamic setting with rapidly changing priorities; ability to communicate in writing in a clear, concise and easily understandable manner, including the ability to understand and comprehend written material; ability to listen and effectively elicit information, to understand and follow oral instructions, and clearly communicate information, including the ability to conduct presentations and facilitate discussions; ability to conduct classes and/or trainings and develop training materials; ability to keep informed on new technologies and new trends in libraries such as by reading library literature, attending conferences, or library-related workshops, including applying principles learned and sharing new skills learned with other library personnel; knowledge of computer systems such as word processing, spreadsheet and data analysis programs, and applications, including knowledge of search engines and Internet browsers.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

A passing score must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List/Score Report. The hiring department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

The score that you achieve on the examination shall be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. If the test for this future announcement is held within 12 months of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after twelve months, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than twelve months from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score going forward since it is the most recent (even if it turns out to be lower than your original score).

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE:

The City and County of San Francisco will accept applications for 3630 Librarian I two (2) times a year. Applications will only be accepted during open filing periods in conjunction with a corresponding recruitment process. Please note, applicants no longer have the option to extend their eligibility, as this is no longer a continuous process. Candidates must apply to every open recruitment process, during the open filing period, in order to be considered for positions as a 3630 Librarian I. Applications will be accepted two (2) times a year; tentatively scheduled to occur in February and August. To be notified, via email, when a recruitment process opens for future 3630 Librarian I please follow this LINK, and provide the required information.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference  

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

 

Exam Type: ENTRANCE
Issued: August 5, 2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-3630-903507
DHR/SL/415-551-8911

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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