APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM PT 09/19/2022
|Approximate Salary||$27.71 - $33.69/hour; $4,803.77 - $5,839.01/month|
|Opening Date||8/30/2022 08:15:00 AM|
|Final Filing Date||9/19/2022 5:00:00 PM|
|Contact Information||Meoshi Hayes (707) 784-6309|
|Type of Recruitment||Open Competitive|
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited term, or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.
The Librarian (Entry) is the entry-level position of the Librarian series. The Librarian (Entry) provides general library services encompassing reference, reader advisory, and library materials selection activities to meet the general information needs of the public.
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Experience: No experience required.
Education/Training: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required. *Please see document submittal requirements.*
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The County of Solano is recruiting several full-time entry-level librarians; some of these positions will focus on children’s services and some will focus on young adult / teen services. The County may also establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.
The County seeks librarians who are passionate about providing services to children and families using traditional and forward-thinking approaches. For young adult / teen services, the County seeks entry-level Librarians who will expand engagement with tweens and teens through programs and events that are meaningful and enriching to this group who may be hard to reach.
The ability to work with individuals and communities of diverse backgrounds and develop successful partnerships with outside agencies are desirable skills for all top candidates. Additionally, strong candidates will be flexible and adaptable to competing demands on their time and adept at working with library users of all ages. Preference may be given to English-Spanish bilingual candidates.
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Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities
09/19/2022 5:00PM PT – Deadline to submit application and required documents.
10/03/2022 - 10/07/2022- Window for Supplemental Questions Review and Scoring
TBD – Tentative date for department hiring manager interviews for qualified applicants.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Librarian (Entry)) and the recruitment number (22-342010-01) in your email or fax, and are due by the application review date.
Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.
A Master's Degree in Library Science is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.
Briefly summarize your background, training and experience and how it has prepared you for a librarian position.
Describe a rewarding project or job assignment you led or were instrumental in developing. What was it about the project or job assignment that gave you satisfaction?
What are some ways public libraries can perform outreach to and develop partnerships within the community? Tell us about any experience you have with this.
Solano County Library is committed to and values a diverse work force and service to diverse communities. What skills, abilities and or training do you possess that has prepared you to successfully work in and serve a multicultural, diverse environment?
Tell us about a time you were assigned to work as a member of a team on a project that did not particularly interest you. How did you modify your perspective or approach to successfully complete the project?
Tell us about your experience using technology and social media in a public library or work setting.
Do you read, write and verbally communicate proficiently in Spanish?
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play… The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years—the only California community with that distinction.
· Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
· Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
· Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
· Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
County Population (2019): 447,643
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER