FINAL FILING DATE: May 1, 2015                                                                                                                                                 ORAL INTERVIEW:  To BeAnnounced



Monthly Salary Range $7,701 • $9,360


The Contra Costa County Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian-Public Services. This is one of three Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the CountyLibrarian. The Deputy County Librarian-Public Services serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team and isresponsible for the planning and organization of community libraries, including in depth participation in planning new and expandedfacilities as needed. This position will oversee the functions of the library, such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning programs.Additional responsibilities include preparing and presenting budgets; providing leadership in the assessment of library and communityneeds and interest; planning, developing and evaluating service needs and related methods of delivery; creating and maintainingrelationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resources ; representing the County Library atthe Library Commission, other community , government, and professional meetings; providing leadership in staff development andtraining . The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 millionurban, suburban, and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million. Contra Costa County Library actively promotesreading, maximizes the use of library collections, and offers programs and services that encourage reading. The County Library is proud to be recognized as having one of the State’s most successful literacy programs.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for six months.


License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American LibraryAssociation.


Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.


  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit therequired information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearlydemonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted forthe 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  our website to see the detailed job description. Please see addition allocations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.
  1. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  1. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board willevaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board membersto be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the ConvictionHistory Form should only be submitted when requested.

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

OPEN ONLY: April 20, 2015 EB·MJD/ob


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