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JGRLS Employment

Three Positions:  Librarian II – Branch Manager -- Moss Point or Vancleave or Singing River Genealogy Library (see below)

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Ina Thompson Moss Point Library

Position:  Librarian II – Branch Manager -- Adobe PDF Application

February 15, 2021 (Open until Filled - please read all)

Under the direction and supervision of the Director, the employee holding this position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision, management and operation of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

This highly responsible professional position at the management level involves the application of professional knowledge and leadership skills as well as management principles.  Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees’ approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Director.         

The employee holding this position will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently.  The employee holding this position is expected to possess the professional knowledge and other skills and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties accurately and in a timely manner.

Candidates for this position must complete (1) application for employment, (2) supplemental application and (3) candidate self-assessment. Candidates must also provide professional and personal references and official copy of graduate library school transcript.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period for new hires, and a three-month probationary period for promoted employees.  The employee will receive performance evaluations conducted periodically during this period by the Director. Thereafter, performance evaluations are conducted annually by the Director.

A.      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.
  2. Three years successful professional public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory position.
  3. Successfully demonstrated management and supervisory abilities.
  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Working knowledge of PC in a Windows environment.
  6. Commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  7. Commitment to networking, resource sharing, staff development and inservice training.
  8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other comparable software.
  9. Working knowledge of automated library systems & skills needed to navigate the Internet
  10. Valid driver’s license and dependable personal transportation.

B.      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of public library organization, management and services.
  2. Management and planning skills.
  3. Knowledge of all types of library services and information resources.
  4. Ability and skills needed to organize, train, supervise, motivate and evaluate subordinate personnel.
  5. Ability to serve as a role model for staff.
  6. Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office and other work-related software.
  7. Knowledge of and ability to use PC in a Windows environment.
  8. Ability to successfully navigate and use the Internet.
  9. Ability to learn and use automated library system.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and co-workers, Library users, local governmental officials, members of Friends’ groups, civic leaders, local groups, organizations and educational institutions and the general public.
  11. Ability to analyze needs and problems and to develop cost-effective solutions.
  12. Ability to make sound decisions based on approved policies and procedures, personal judgement, and verifiable data.
  13. Effective time management, leadership, listening and other interpersonal skills.
  14. Ability to maintain confidentiality of library records and library business.
  15. Effective oral, written and telephone skills, including public speaking skills.

C.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervise daily operation of the branch to assure policies and procedures are being carried out in compliance with the regional board and the library system.
  2. Communicate new policies and procedures to staff.
  3. Act in professional manner at all times, be role model for staff.
  4. Conduct staff orientation and on-the-job training programs as necessary on library automation system), Internet, email, computer software/hardware, Microsoft Word; coordinate with Computer Trainer/Coordinator.
  5. Conduct ongoing staff training sessions to hone Internet searching skills as reference tools.
  6. Train/evaluate new staff members, evaluate remaining staff annually as required.
  7. Responsible for the final selection of all library materials.
  8. Troubleshoot all computers when need arises.
  9. Fill out work schedules and related forms.
  10. Approve staff time cards in a timely manner.       
  11. Input all orders for library materials on PC.
  12. Serve as branch safety officer; conduct safety briefings. Conduct staff safety and fire drills; hurricane and tornado preparation.
  13. Attend professional meetings and conferences as approved by the JGRLS Board of Trustees and/or Director
  14. Prepare monthly and statistical reports, inventory, financial and other reports.
  15. Develop list of staff for Person-In-Charge responsibilities and review regularly.
  16. Analyze budget, equipment, building needs; apprise Facilities Maintenance Manager and/or Director of needed repairs.
  17. Monitor library expenditures; generate purchase orders, order library and other supplies through personnel office.
  18. Plan and implement, with assistance from public relations person, library programs for adults, work with youth services clerk on new programs for youth.
  19. Implement Outreach programs and explore possibilities for new Outreach.
  20. Provide patron services, including all functions performed at circulation desk.
  21. Assist customers with OPACs and/or computer searches, answer reference questions    efficiently and professionally.
  22. Be active supporter of and advisor to Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, attending regular meetings and keeping accurate expenditure records for reimbursement on an ongoing basis.
  23. Participate in and be part of community organizations and groups.
  24. Promote library mission through talks to various civic and social organizations.
  25. Maintain close working relationship with schools and as many teachers as possible.
  26. Serve on Region-wide planning and development committees, as appointed by the Director.
  27. Attend manager’s meeting monthly, attend and participate in assigned committee meetings, serve on other committees as appointed.         

The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

Primary work-site for this Jackson-George Regional Library System position is the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library located at 4119 Bellview Avenue, Moss Point, MS 39563.

The salary for this position is $42,000.

This position is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week, salaried position. Normal work schedule may include day, evening and some Saturday hours.  The employee’s work schedule may vary from time-to-time contingent on the needs of the Branch, the Library System and the Director.

Employee is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits.

The position of Librarian II (F/T) Branch Manager, Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is classified as “non-exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985.

The employee holding this position must: (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the implementing regulations, (2) read, understand and sign the Library System’s Personnel Policies, (3) read, understand and sign the Library System’s Drug-Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum and (4) read, understand and sign other Library System policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Go to http://www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html to download an application.
Resume, a letter of application, and a completed job application can be sent to Darlene Broadus, Human Resources Manager, JGRLS, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or email HR@jgrls.org

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Position:                    LIBRARIAN II (F/T SALARIED) – BRANCH MANAGER -- Adobe PDF Application
Location:                   Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library
           
Available:                   May 1, 2021

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.

A.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

B.        PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

C.        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

D.        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Formulates goals, plans, policies, and procedures for the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library.
  2. Provides reference services and guides patron research.
  3. Manages the acquisition, arrangement, description, and preservation of archival collections.
  4. Implements digital archive projects and manages the continued growth and development of the digital archives program:  (1) identify potential digitization projects; (2) select materials for digitization; (3) resolve intellectual property and privacy issues; and (4) ensures digitization standards are met.
  5. Understands and enforces library policies and procedures.
  6. Supervises and trains staff and volunteers.
  7. Plans and implements genealogy and local history programs and services for library customers.
  8. Travels to other branches in the system as needed.
  9. Collaborates with Public Relations department to publicize and gain visibility for the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library.
  1. Operates and requests maintenance of office equipment.
  2.  Assists with library opening or closing as needed.
  3. Works evening and/or weekend hours as needed.
  4. Analyzes personnel, budget, services, equipment, and facility needs and problems and recommends cost effective and efficient solutions.
  5. Closely monitors expenditures within the library department.
  6. Prepares forms and reports as needed, scheduled, or requested, including purchase orders, monthly schedules, department statistics, and inventory reports.
  7. Attends library system manager meetings as required.
  8. Serves on committees as directed.
  9. Maintains a good working relationship with coworkers and library administration, and works cooperatively with friends groups and/or historical and genealogical societies.
  10. Performs as a positive team player to accomplish library system goals and objectives.
  11. Manages and/or coordinates, as appropriate, key funding opportunities and partnerships for the library department as appropriate.
  12. Maintains membership in one or more professional organizations.
  13. Attends state or regional genealogy and local history related conferences, meetings as needed.

The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

Primary work-site for this Jackson-George Regional Library System position is the Pascagoula Public Library, JGRLS Headquarters, located at 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.

Physical Requirements, Moderate Work:  must have ability to hear, bend, stoop, push, pull, squat, reach above shoulder level and lift and move objects up to 25 pounds, and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds.  Incumbent must have the ability to climb a step stool, ladder, move a book truck, and perform other activities required to manage a genealogy and local history library.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, salaried position. Employee holding this position is required to work two evening shifts per week and rotating Fridays/Saturdays. Work schedule may vary from time-to-time contingent on the needs of the Library.

Employee is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits, including 100% paid health insurance premiums.

The position of Genealogy and Local History Library Manager is classified as “exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

The employee holding this position must: (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the implementing regulations, (2) read, understand, and sign the System’s Personnel Policies, (3) read, understand, and sign the System’s Drug Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum and (4) read, understand, and sign other System policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position. Successfully passing a background check and pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period. All performance evaluations during and after this probationary period are conducted by the director.

This is a professional librarian position involving the application of professional knowledge and interpersonal and management skills and abilities.  Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by JGRLS regional board of trustees, library administration, assistant directors, and director.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period for new hires, and a three-month probationary period for promoted employees.  The employee will receive performance evaluations conducted periodically during this period by the Director. Thereafter, performance evaluations are conducted annually by the Director.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting Salary - $42,000 – 47,000, DOE, with an excellent benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Go to http://www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html to download an application.
Please send your resume, a letter of application, completed job application and an official copy of college/university transcripts to Lori Barnes, Library Director, Jackson George Regional Library System, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or email lbarnes@jgrls.org
https://www.jgrls.org  
Internal Candidates: Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit a formal letter and formal resume to Lori Barnes, Director, Jackson-George Regional Library System; 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS  39567. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer – Open Until Filled

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Position:                    Librarian II – Branch Manager -- Adobe PDF Application
Location:                   Vancleave Public Library
Available:                   May 1, 2021
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.

A.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.         A Masters’ degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.
2.         Three years successful professional public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory position
3.         Successfully demonstrated management and supervisory abilities.
4.         Effective oral and written communication skills.
5.         Demonstrated commitment to customer service, community involvement, networking, resource sharing, staff development and in-service training.
6.         Knowledge of current technologies available to library staff and patrons.
7.         Knowledge of integrated library systems and recent experience using them.
8.         Active membership in one or more library-related professional organizations.
9.         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other comparable software.
10.      Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

B.         KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of public library organization, management and services.
  2. Management and planning skills.
  3. Knowledge of all types of library services and information resources.
  4. Ability and skills needed to organize, train, supervise, motivate and evaluate subordinate personnel.

5.         Ability to serve as a role model for staff.
6.         Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office and other work-related software.
7.         Knowledge of and ability to use PC in a Windows environment.
8.         Ability to successfully navigate and use the Internet.
9.         Ability to learn and use integrated library system.
10.      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and co-workers, Library users, local governmental officials, members of Friends’ groups, civic leaders, local groups, organizations and educational institutions and the general public.
11.      Ability to analyze needs and problems and to develop cost-effective solutions.
12.      Ability to make sound decisions based on approved policies and procedures, personal judgement, and verifiable data.
13.      Effective time management, leadership, listening and other interpersonal skills.
14.      Ability to maintain confidentiality of library records and library business.
15.      Effective oral, written and telephone skills, including public speaking skills.

C.        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervise daily operation of the branch to assure policies and procedures are being carried out in compliance with the regional board and the library system.
  2. Communicate new policies and procedures to staff.
  3. Act in professional manner at all times, be role model for staff.
  4. Conduct staff orientation and on-the-job training programs as necessary on library automation system, Internet, email, computer software/hardware, Microsoft Word; coordinate with Computer Trainer/Coordinator.
  5. Conduct ongoing staff training sessions to hone Internet searching skills as reference tools.
  6. Train/evaluate new staff members, evaluate remaining staff annually as required.
  7. Responsible for the final selection of all library materials.
  8. Troubleshoot all computers when need arises.
  9. Fill out work schedules and related forms.
  10. Approve staff time cards in a timely manner.       
  11. Input all orders for library materials on PC.
  12. Serve as branch safety officer; conduct safety briefings. Conduct staff safety and fire drills; hurricane and tornado preparation.
  13. Attend professional meetings and conferences as approved by the JGRLS Board of Trustees and/or Director
  14. Prepare monthly and statistical reports, inventory, financial and other reports.
  15. Develop list of staff for Person-In-Charge responsibilities and review regularly.
  16. Analyze budget, equipment, building needs; apprise Facilities Maintenance Manager and/or Director of needed repairs.
  17. Monitor library expenditures; generate purchase orders, order library and other supplies through personnel office.
  18. Plan and implement, with assistance from public relations person, library programs for adults, work with youth services clerk on new programs for youth.
  19. Implement Outreach programs and explore possibilities for new Outreach.
  20. Provide patron services, including all functions performed at circulation desk.
  21. Assist customers with OPACs and/or computer searches, answer reference questions    efficiently and professionally.
  22. Be active supporter of and advisor to Friends of the Vancleave Library, attending regular meetings and keeping accurate expenditure records for reimbursement on an ongoing basis.
  23. Participate in and be part of community organizations and groups.
  24. Join and maintain membership in statewide professional organizations is strongly encouraged.
  25. Promote library mission through talks to various civic and social organizations.
  26. Maintain close working relationship with schools, school officials, and as many teachers as possible.
  27. Serve on Region-wide planning and development committees, as appointed by the Director.
  28. Attend manager’s meeting monthly, attend and participate in assigned committee meetings, serve on other committees as appointed. 

The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

This is a professional librarian position involving the application of professional knowledge and interpersonal and management skills and abilities.  Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by JGRLS regional board of trustees, library administration, assistant directors, and director.

Primary work-site for this Jackson-George Regional Library System position is the Vancleave Public Library located at 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave, Mississippi.

The position of Librarian II (F/T) Branch Manager, Vancleave Public Library is classified as “non-exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The hiring salary range is $40,000-$45,000 (DOE) with an excellent benefits package.

WORK HOURS:  37.5 hour work week; normal work schedule may include day, evening and rotating Friday/Saturday hours.

The employee holding this position must: (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the implementing regulations, (2) read, understand and sign the Library System’s Personnel Policies, (3)
read, understand and sign the Library System’s Drug-Free Work-Place Policy and Employee Memorandum and (4) read, understand and sign other Library System policy/procedure statements pertinent to this position.

The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period.   All performance evaluations during and after this probationary period are conducted by the director.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Go to http://www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html to download an application.
Please send your resume, a letter of application, completed job application and an official copy of college/university transcripts to Lori Barnes, Library Director, Jackson George Regional Library System, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or email lbarnes@jgrls.org
https://www.jgrls.org   
Internal Candidates: Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit a formal letter and formal resume to Lori Barnes, Director, Jackson-George Regional Library System; 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS  39567. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer – Open Until Filled

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-Library Employment Guidelines:
Most jobs follow these general guidelines: Under the direction and supervision of the Branch Manager and or his/her designee, employees holding part-time hourly positions assist other library personnel in completing certain tasks necessary for the efficient and effective access to and use of the library's collections of resources and services.
Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees' approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by the Branch Manager and Director.
Employees holding these positions will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner. All employees are expected to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete all assigned duties and responsibilities.

All candidates for open positions must complete:
(1) Application for Employment
(2) Supplemental Application
(3) Various testing - depending on position sought