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Librarian II

City of Lompoc Lompoc, CA
  • Expired: August 07, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
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The Lompoc Public Library seeks an experienced, customer service-oriented librarian with a collaborative management style to supervise and have responsible charge of an assigned area of library services. This journey-level, professional Librarian II position is part of the Library's administrative team. This Librarian II position will be assigned to and have oversight of adult collections, programs, and physical spaces; will exercise supervision of clerical and professional staff in adult reference, circulation, and cataloging; and will perform other related work as required. This position may also be required to work some evening/weekend hours.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:  Develop, implement, and evaluate adult services and policies for the library reference and circulation department in a manner that supports the overall goals of the library and ensures staff delivery of the highest quality service; provide the highest quality information and reader's advisory services to the public; provide strong leadership and vision for adult services, creating an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility, and teamwork flourish; contribute positively to the public relations efforts of the library; and lead in creating an exciting meaningful library presence online and via social media.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates must complete an electronic City application (attach a detailed résumé and copies of any professional certificates); provide responses to the supplemental questions; and list three professional references. All completed application packets will be reviewed.
EXAMINATION PROCESS: Based on the information provided, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. The examination process will consist of, but not limited to, a formal panel interview and/or written exercise. Subsequently, top candidates will be invited for follow-up interview with the Library Director.
SELECTION PROCESS: As authorized by City policy, applicants being considered for hire in this position are subject to fingerprinting for purposes of investigating criminal history background, as part of the employment screening process. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination (based upon job-related physical standards) by a City-designated physician.
Failure in any one part of the application, examination or selection processes will disqualify a candidate from further consideration.

The following duties are typical of this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the duties and/or may be required to perform specific additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

ALL LEVELS: Assists the public in making the most effective use of the library; answers information questions and advises readers on the selection of materials; selects and maintains collection of assigned area of librarianship, such as adult or children's; plans and implements library programs, such as storytime; prepares displays and informational materials; supervises the collection of branch libraries, selecting, rotating and deleting materials from the collection; evaluates donations for entry into the library collection; operates a major library during an assigned shift; supervises paraprofessional and technical staff; cooperates with schools and community groups in the use and improvement of library services; develops and presents library-related programs; maintains assigned areas of the library in a neat and orderly condition; attends meetings and workshops; and performs related work as required.

LIBRARIAN II: Supervises daily operation of the reference, circulation, and cataloging department of the main library; responsible for collection development, displays, tours, adult programs, and reader's advisory services; selects new materials for adult collections in traditional and emerging formats; serves on appropriate committees within the Black Gold Cooperative Library System and the City of Lompoc; participates in hiring, evaluating, and training of subordinate staff, and arranges staff work schedules; works with the Library Director on policy development and strategic planning; and performs other related work as required.

ALLOCATION FACTORS: Allocation of positions among the classes in the professional Librarian series is based upon the degree of supervision received, the assignment of responsibility for a designated area of professional librarianship, responsibility for supervision and responsibility for professional services for branch libraries, in addition to main library responsibility.


If you are unable to perform the essential functions of the position for which you are applying, either with or without reasonable accommodation, please notify Human Resources at (805) 875-8208.

Include any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position. The typical qualifying entrance background is:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Masters in Library Science AND two (2) years of professional experience in provision of library services AND one (1) year supervisory experience. Bilingual skills in Spanish/English are highly desirable.
LICENSE REQUIRED: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License is required.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Current trends in librarianship, customer service, and library administration; computerized cataloging, bibliographical, acquisition, and circulation system databases and maintenance; library reference materials in print and electronic formats; principles and techniques of materials selection; principles of supervision; ef

City of Lompoc


Lompoc, CA
93438 USA