Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian – Contra Costa County Library

FINAL FILING DATE: November 21, 2014




Monthly Salary Range $4,066-$5,192



The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting Librarians for a variety of responsible and challenging library service assignments. Contra Costa County encourages interested candidates to consider this exceptional career opportunity withone of the Bay Area’s most progressive and respected libraries. Permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and permanent intermittent (substitute) vacancies may be filled from the results of this examination. Initial assignments may be as a Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian.


New Librarians receive training in all aspects of the County Library’s operation, services and programs, as well as in-depth training in their specific assignment. Promotional opportunities are available to Library Specialist, CommunityLibrary Manager, and Senior Community Library Manager.


The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million.


Applicants in the last semester or quarter of obtaining the required educational degree may complete the county application for Librarian, and if hired, start as Librarian Trainee ($3,817/month) prior to completion of the degree. LibrarianTrainee is the trainee level in the professional librarian series and is flexibly staffed with the classification of Librarian.


The employment list established from this examination may remain in effect for one (1) year.




License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during theapplication process.


Education: Possession of a graduate degree from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.



  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meetthe minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit ourwebsite to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate to select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, Ca. The Board will evaluate candidates in job – related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on theemployment list. (Weighted 100%)


The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.



OPEN ONLY: 11/17/2014 EB/MT                                                                                                                      

Exam Number: 3AWA-2014A




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