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Branch Manager, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

CITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 200 ORANGE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510 www.cityofnewhaven.com

POSTED: AUGUST 14, 2017

EXTENDED TO: SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

POSITION: BRANCH MANAGER (M-5753) (NOT TESTED)

DEPARTMENT: NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Current vacancy in Courtland S. Wilson Branch

SALARY: (RANGE 10 Step 2) MINIMUM: $62,690 ANNUALIZED

HOURS: 37.50 HOURS PER WEEK

FUNDING: GENERAL FUNDS

NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. The branch serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; and all knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science;
  • Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community;
  • Ability to apply library science and management techniques to operating and supervising problems;
  • Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library branch.

This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.

  1. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: a background check,
  2. a physical examination, including drug screening, and
  3. a 90-day probationary period.

Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE.

Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 require the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. Please post this announcement in a conspicuous area on the Department Bulletin Board.

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