FINAL FILING DATE: May 1, 2015                                                                                  ORAL INTERVIEW:  To Be Announced



Monthly Salary Range $7,701 ·$9,360



The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting for a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian-Support Services. This is one of three (3) Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the County Librarian. The Deputy County Librarian-Support Services serves as a member of the Library’s Executive ManagementTeam. The Deputy County Librarian­ Support Services plans and manages all operations and activities of the Support ServicesDivision of the County Library Department including materials acquisition, cataloging and processing, automation services, collections development, and interlibrary loans. Incumbents provide direct supervision to Library Managers, subordinate professional, technical,and clerical personnel and do related work as required.

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. Contra Costa County Library actively promotes reading, 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, or a master’s degree in a related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public, major business or large academic 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.

Substitution: Two (2) additional years of full time or its equivalent management experience in a public, major business or large academic library and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the master’s degree requirement.


  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 meet the 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 our website to see the detailed job description . Please see additional locations 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 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 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 Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested.


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


OPEN ONLY: April 20, 2015 EB-MJD/ob   

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