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Job Name Library Director
Department Library
Date June 14, 2017
Job Description

The City of Williston has an opening for a Library Director. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, health insurance, life insurance and flex plan.

The application form is found on the sidebar of this page and may be submitted with a resume to Chery Pierzina, Human Resources Director, at PO Box 1306, Williston ND 58802-1306, or emailed to Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

To be granted veterans preference, the required forms, letters or certificates must be submitted with the application. The City of Williston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. The City of Williston is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Library Director

Summary: Develops, administers, supervises and coordinates the work of the Library and staff. Performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, building maintenance, library operations and services.

Supervision Received: Library Board of Trustees and City of Williston

Supervision Exercised: Library Staff

Essential Job Functions:
1. Implement policy as established by the Board of Trustees, including selection of staff and evaluations.
2. Overall supervision of the entire staff.
3. Acquaint the Board with specific problems involving the Library.
4. Accountable for the administration of the library operation.
5. Submit recommendations on services to the Board.
6. Coordinate services to adults in community through programming and reader services.
7. Draft Library policies and regulations for consideration by the Board of Trustees.
8. Analyze and coordinate budget estimates and control expenditures to administer the approved budget.
9. Serve as secretary to the Board when called upon.
10. Plan Library programs, considering recommendations of subordinates.
11. Make final decisions regarding purchases within the Library’s materials selection policy.
12. Evaluate Library collections.
13. Supervise building, grounds and vehicles.
14. Prepare and present special reports.
15. Supervise public relations.
16. Maintain channels of communication with other officials in the administration of the library operation.
17. Perform related duties and responsibilities as directed or required.

Peripheral Job Duties:
1. Keep informed of developments within the profession.
2. Participate in activities of professional organizations, providing leadership when requested.
3. Show initiative in continuing self-education.

Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proven professional and administrative ability.
• Philosophy of library service acceptable to the Board of Trustees.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the Library Board, staff, public and community leaders.
• Extensive knowledge of library materials and methods.
• Ability to organize and direct the work of professional and clerical staff in a manner conducive to full performance.
• Ability to interpret community interests and needs and to plan library service.
• Awareness and interest in community affairs.
• Knowledge of budgeting and public library finance.

Recommended Education & Experience: Graduate degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school or appropriate combination of education and a minimum of three years of experience in professional library work.

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Personal computer, copier, calculator, telephone and mobile devices.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors but sometimes travels within the city for reasons related to the job. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $75,000 + (salary will be determined based upon experience, education or a combination of both).

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