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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:
Director of Public Services


SALARY RANGE:

Grade 12, Salary Range; $43,068 – $68,909 per year



NATURE OF WORK:

The Director of Public Services supervises the six (6) branch Service Leaders and the program and events staff. These direct reports provide the public facing services, activities, and events of the library system. This position directs and coordinates ACLS staff and services so that we will be recognized as the place for all members of our community to find resources to meet their needs. The Director of Public Service coordinates the children’s and adult programs and branch operations so ACLS enriches and enhances the community through its spaces, services and partnerships. The Director of Public Services plays a pivotal role in directing and coordinating the work of all Public Services Staff to carry out and fulfill the intended goals. The Director of Public Services is a vital part of the library administrative team and represents the public services staff and activities in strategic meetings.


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must be able to communicate effectively with various stakeholders. Must be flexible with ability to form ad hoc teams to carry out the projects and work of the library. Must be able to coordinate various stakeholders to craft work plans that achieve results. Requires a proven record of supervisory experience, delegation, and oversight.
Ability to learn the general rules and regulations of the library systems. Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures. Experience with computers and other common office equipment


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree and Two years of experience in fields or trade related to management, district wide supervision, and/or library management. Must be able to successfully complete Library Associate Training Program and maintain certification.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items and equipment related to successful performance of job. Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, reaching and handling, pushing, and pulling. Requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry (up to 25 lbs); and extensive use of a computer terminal. Ability to work with limited supervision. Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations. Possession of a valid Driver’s License. This position will require the employee to work in multiple locations.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

November 13, 2020



HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a letter of application and resume with names and contact information for three (3) current references by November 13, 2020 to Andrea Everett, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or email: aeverett@alleganycountylibrary.info

Allegany County Library System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.