3634 Librarian III

Recruitment #CBT-3634-901833

Introduction

Amended on 12/14/2016 to extend filing deadline to 12/30/2016 at 5PM in order to accept a sufficient number of qualified applications. Applicants who have already applied to this CBT-3634-901833 recruitment do not need to reapply.

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

3634 Librarian III

Submit Verification (Proof) of Education and Experience at Time of Filing Application
Failure to Submit the Required Verification Will Result In the Rejection of Your Application

Under general direction, the 3634 Librarian III is responsible for managing complex or multiple operations or programs. The essential functions of the classification include: managing and supervising operations through coordination with other staff, departments, divisions and library administration; planning, coordinating, assigning and supervising, through subordinate supervisors, the work of library staff; providing direction, completing evaluations, reviewing activities, assisting staff, providing and coordinating training; providing information and direction on the use of print, non-print, and electronic resources; interpreting library policy and priorities responding to inquiries, suggestions and concerns and recommending and implementing new procedures, guidelines or policies; managing, supervising and performing reference work; managing and supervising the planning, coordination and presentation of programing, training and exhibits; making presentations and consulting to promote the use of and interest in the public library system; coordinating and overseeing the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, receiving and preservation of library materials; contributing to policy formulation and implementation; implementing library systems/programs and providing management for change; overseeing the management of collections; managing and promoting the development of positive community relations; overseeing, preparing and managing budgets, reviewing expenditures and making recommendations; conducting business with vendors and other library and city departments on contracts and purchase orders; communicating effectively verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master's Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association (verification/proof of education is required at time of filing application);

AND

2. Four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian, including at least two (2) years supervising other professional librarians (verification/proof of experience is required at time of filing application).  

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Special Conditions:
1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

2. Some positions require 12 months (2,000 hours) of verifiable experience performing the duties of a Children’s and Youth Services Librarian.

Notes:
Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules and may require evening and/or weekend work; and require constant public contact. Positions in this classification may be required to work at various locations within the Library system.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-551-8911 or by email at Stefanie.Lim@sfgov.org.

Verification:
Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience prior to the filing deadline**. Verification should be attached to the application. Please use the link in the "Other" tab to attach education and experience verification documents to your application.

All education and/or experience used to meet the minimum qualifications must be verified.

Qualifying education must be verified by copy of diploma showing major or transcripts showing coursework completed. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Verification of qualifying experience must be on the employer’s letterhead, show the applicant’s name, dates of service, job title(s), duties actually performed for each position, and must be signed by the employer. If the qualifying experience was performed on a part-time or as-needed basis, the total number of hours worked or average hours worked per week must also be included. Qualifying experience may be verified by performance evaluations showing duties performed. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.

**Verification of library experience gained by employees working for the San Francisco Public Library will be automatically verified by a review of the Human Resources Information System data. If you are employed by the San Francisco Public Library, you do not need to submit experience verification, however, if you have other qualifying experience from another library that you are using to meet minimum qualifications, you do need to submit verification documents to support the outside work experience. Please note, current San Francisco Public Library employees must still submit verification of qualifying education.

Note:
Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of integrated library systems; information/reference resources; and functional areas within the library; management ability; analytical ability; supervisory ability; human relations ability; oral communication ability; written communication ability; technological ability and other related job-related areas.  

Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%): Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent. 

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the exam in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.   

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions. 

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference  

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit  

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: December 5, 2016; Amended December 14, 2016
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-3634-901833
DHR/SL/415-551-8911

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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