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County of San Diego: Principal Librarian



Deadline: Applications requested by November 1, 2006.

SALARY: $2,407.20 - $3,412.80 biweekly; $62,587 - $88,733 annually

FILING DEADLINE: 5:30 p.m., WEDNESDAY, November 1, 2006 at 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 207, San Diego

JOB SUMMARY: The San Diego County Library is seeking top-notch library professionals to fill three Principal Librarian positions. Incumbents will act as regional managers, overseeing staff and public services above a Regional Reference Center and ten library branches each. The Regional Reference Centers are located in Vista, Poway, and El Cajon. Principal Librarians perform difficult and complex professional library work of a specialized or administrative nature. Incumbents use independent judgment and initiative in developing and coordinating library programs and services and are responsible for the management and supervision of a major operations division. Specific duties include supervising and evaluating the work of professional librarian staff; developing staff training programs; planning and coordinating programs and services within broad policy outlines; assisting with the formulation and interpretation of library policies; assisting in planning for the establishment of new branches and coordinating the development of branch libraries; evaluating requirements, trends and effectiveness of services; writing grant proposals; and coordinating library services and public relations activities with other County departments, city councils, and community agencies.

Qualified applicants must possess: A master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association AND five years of relevant, professional, journey-level, library work, which includes two years in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity.
NOTES: A copy of your Master's degree must be attached to your application. Public library work experience is highly desirable.
A valid California class C driver's license or the ability to arrange transportation for field travel is required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this class.

EVALUATION: The selection process will consist of a preliminary appraisal of applicant's education and/or experience to determine their eligibility to compete. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list with a score of 85.

HOW TO APPLY: Employment applications can be accessed on-line from the Job/Current Recruitments section of the County of San Diego website at All required documents must be submitted immediately with your application in order to determine your eligibility to compete. Coversheets with additional required documents may be faxed to the Department of Human Resources at (619) 685-2458. You may also pick up and submit your application to the Department of Human Resources along with your attachments to the address listed below. For additional information or

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