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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Library

DATE POSTED:            

August 10, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$76,735.00

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$138,124.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

40004425

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

**HIRING SALARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE**

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

Oversee public service operations for the entire library system.  The ideal candidate will possess superior leadership and interpersonal communication skills to successfully organize and direct library staff in providing exemplary library services to the public. He or she will, coordinate the provision of public service with library facility managers and the leadership team; supervise facility managers; work closely with the Director to implement strategic plans, policies and procedures; work closely with the HR Analyst to ensure that system personnel and training needs are met; work with Assistant Director of Operations, Finance and Outreach to ensure that system facilities needs are met; work with Assistant Director to meet long-range budget needs; and work with the Library Board of Trustees and the Board of County Commissioners in the Director’s absence.  Evening and weekend work required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library science
  • Ability to evaluate library systems and develop new and improved methods
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret, and implement library policy and procedures
  • Ability to lead library staff by example to ensure effective work habits and excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills and political acumen to build effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited program with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory or administrative position in a public library. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Ability to speak Spanish, preferred

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh