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Division Chief, Materials Management, Arlington, VA

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department:Department of Libraries

Job Number: 0712-18A-LIB-HQ

Closing: 10/5/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

The Position
Arlington County is seeking a proactive, team-oriented, and a strategic thinker Division Chief to lead Arlington Public Libraries' Materials Management Division. The successful candidate will lead the effort of creating a collection in a variety of formats that meets the needs and interests of the Arlington community and manages the Cataloging and Metadata Services unit, which is responsible for cataloging and processing all materials that come into the Library.

The Division Chief is a member of a dynamic and dedicated Library Leadership Team and works collaboratively with other senior leaders in the Library to set policy and manage the overall strategic direction of the Arlington Public Library.

The major duties of this position include:

  • Serving as head of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and processing activities for the library system;
  • Supervising licensing, vendor relations and ordering for electronic resources, serials, and all print materials;
  • Overseeing accounting and budget allocation for the $1.5M materials budget, including analysis, statistical reports and financial reports related to online and print acquisitions;
  • Supervising 3 direct and 12 indirect reports;
  • Providing long-range strategic planning of policies, programs, procedures and initiatives as a member of the senior management team; and
  • Directing short-term and strategic planning to identify gaps in current collections, maintain a state-of-the-art catalog for public and internal staff use, and monitor processing workflows to achieve efficiencies.

A strong background in workflow management, internal workgroup dynamics and supervision are necessary. The employee will operate with substantial independence, supervise a large staff, and report to the Department of Libraries Director.

Arlington County Government
The County has a County Manager form of government, which is governed by a five-member County Board. Each board member is elected at large and serves staggered four-year terms. The board elects a chair and vice chair annually. The chair is the official County head and presides over the board meetings. The Clerk of the Board, County Attorney, County Auditor, and County Manager are appointed by the County Board. The County has a total FY 2018 budget of $1.6 billion and approximately 3500 full-time employees

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