Employment Opportunities

3/8//2019

 

Thank you for your interest in working at the MFPL.

 

Full-Time Librarian - Head of Public Services (Department Head) - Librarian 4

 

The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill the position of Head of Public Services, which will be available in May 2019.  The Head of Public Services is a key library service professional and will be a member of the Millburn Library’s management team.   Reports to the Library Director. 

 

Duties include:

 

  • Supervise all public service staff, including librarians in children's, adult, and young adult areas. Mentor and guide staff within the public service areas.
  • Collection development (print and electronic) in assigned areas, including budget oversight.
  • Represent the Millburn Library at various events, meetings and conferences.
  • Work with vendors and library service providers to ensure optimal user experience.
  • Compile statistics. Prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Help evaluate existing services, develop new services, and shape a vision for the library’s future, in line with the library’s strategic plan.
  • Oversee library’s social media presence and general library communications.
  • Participate in patron service rotation as needed.
  • Interpret and enforce library policy in situations relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb.
  • Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

 

  • MLS / MLIS degree. Candidate must possess a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a professional librarian in a public library.
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork and technology skills.
  • Excellent listening skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Fluency in English.
  • Comfortable working with patrons of all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a group.
  • Able to instill professionalism in co-workers and bring out the best in others.
  • Able to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail, but with the experience and acumen necessary to make judgment calls, as needed.
  • Stay informed of professional trends and developments, and how these may pertain to the MFPL.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks may require lifting, carrying, moving and manipulating books and other library material, as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

 

Preferred:

 

  • Previous experience supervising professional librarians.
  • Previous experience supervising support staff or paraprofessionals.

 

 

* Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 

 

Compensation: Salary range is $89,389 - $132,068 per year.

 

Deadline for Applications: 3/21/2019

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested individuals must apply through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.  See job announcement on Civil Service website.  All instructions must be followed.  All materials must be submitted to the Civil Service Commission by 4:00 p.m. on the job announcement closing date (Fri 3/21/2019). Position available May 1, 2019.

 

 

Job Notices:

 

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week), including regular evenings and Saturdays, with generous fringe benefits, including health care, prescription drug, dental, retirement, leave time, and more. 

 

This is an open, competitive Civil Service title (Librarian 4).  Interested individuals are required to apply for this position through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development by following all the instructions in the announcement on the Civil Service website.

 

No phone calls, faxes, or e-mails to the library, please. 

 

A ranked list of eligible candidates will be furnished to the appointing authority by the Civil Service Commission.  The library will interview interested candidates per Civil Service regulations. 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.  The first 90 days of employment are provisional. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.