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Recruitment #A3826-00-o22625


Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Performs duties managing a medium size county library.


Employees in this class perform professional duties of considerable difficulty requiring considerable initiative and independent judgment under general supervision. 


NOTE: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.    Manages or assists in the management of the operations of a library agency or a library function.
  • Plans, organizes, implements and presents children’s programs to children, parents and caregivers.
  • Maintains regular contact with peers in schools and other children’s services agencies.
  • Coordinates toddler, preschool, youth and teen programs.
  • Conducts outreach programs that include schools, daycare centers, parks and recreation centers, and other designated agencies.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services. 
  • Instructs and assists customers in accessing library information. 
  • Participates in community relations activities, programming, and community outreach. 
  • Performs collection development and collection management activities.
  • Participates in the acquisition and cataloging of library materials. 
  • Designs, compiles and distributes information in automated formats.
  • Participates in the planning and of system-wide programs and services, as required.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Assumes library facility in-charge responsibilities as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and procedures of professional library work.
  • Considerable knowledge of children’s literature including bibliographic tools and sources, and other children’s library materials, including online databases.

  • Considerable knowledge of books, periodicals, and other source materials in one or more subject areas.

  • Considerable knowledge of age group reference materials and programs.

  • Considerable knowledge of children’s developmental stages.

  • Skill in the use of automated on-line catalog systems. 

  • Ability to assist patrons in the use of library materials formats.

  • Ability to use library classification, catalog, filing and record-keeping systems. 

  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

  •  Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data. 

  • Ability to prepare and maintain work related records and reports.

  • Ability and willingness to develop strong interactive community relationships to ensure satisfactory patron interaction.

  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to sit and use the computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

  • Ability to stand, bend and kneel.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.


Graduation from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS); and

One year of post-MLS experience as a Children’s Librarian; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


Courses in children’s literature and children’s work taken for credit from an American Library Association accredited college or university.

Selection Process

  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

    OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.


    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


    EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


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