Public Services Administrator position - Alachua County Library District (FL)
This is highly responsible professional administrative work directing the Public Services Department of the Public Services Division in the Alachua County Library District, an independent special taxing district. The Alachua County Library District was one of 10 recipients of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for Museums and Libraries awarded for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental and social contribution.
The successful candidate will join the Library District’s Leadership Team and is responsible for and coordinates the work of a major section of the Public Services Division, including but not limited to: reference and information services, readers’ advisory, programming, circulation, outreach and community liaison, services to youth, services to adults, marketing and promotion. May have responsibility for District-wide coordination of specific services at the direction of the Public Services Division Director.
Directly supervises Branches as assigned and coordinates the activities of subordinate supervisors, branch managers, and other employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation. Works with other Section Administrators, Division Directors, and Library Administration to provide a coordinated program of library services in compliance with the Long Range Plan and Service Level Guidelines.
The Alachua County Library District offers a comprehensive benefits package of paid leave and paid holidays; health, dental, vision and life insurance; short- and long-term disability; worker’s compensation; non-taxable benefit (cafeteria) plans and flexible spending accounts; deferred compensation programs; Florida Retirement System (FRS); AFLAC supplemental insurance; and a wellness program.
Alachua County is located in beautiful North Central Florida approximately midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a population of 269,956 (2018). Gainesville is the County Seat, conveniently located right off I-75. The Headquarters Library is located in downtown Gainesville, near the historic district. Another 12 branches, which includes one fully functioning library in Alachua County’s Jail, serve various areas of Gainesville and the communities around Alachua County. The eBranch oversees the District’s website and is a fully functioning virtual branch. For Fiscal Year 2019, the Library District has a fiscal operating budget of $21,888,596 and 201.76 FTEs.
- Master's degree in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
- Four years of professional library experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
- Must provide own means of transportation.
- Evening and weekend hours may be required.
- Employment is contingent upon successfully passing both drug screening and background investigation.
For more information about the Alachua County Library District, please visit our webpage at www.aclib.us. To apply or for more detailed information about this position, please visit our employment page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Location/Region: Gainesville, FL (32601)