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Career Opportunity

Librarian I (3630) - Citywide - (C00207)

Recruitment: REF31786K

Published: September 25, 2023

Contact:

Jennifer Bushman - Jennifer.Bushman@sfgov.org

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Department: Citywide
Job class: 3630-Librarian I
Salary range: $96,148.00 - $116,870.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance
 

About:

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

Application Opening: September 25, 2023

Application Deadline: October 6, 2023 (11:59 PM PT)

Role description

Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs beginning level professional librarian work. The essential functions of this class include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons in locating and using library facilities, equipment, technology, and materials, in selecting materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.
  • Recommending library materials to be purchased, repaired, or weeded; deciding whether weeded materials should be discarded or selected for community redistribution.
  • Performing reference work in person, via phone, chat, email, and mail; performing research and readers advisory; preparing detailed bibliographies, book lists and other information; teaching patrons to access, evaluate, and use digital resources, library equipment, technology, and digital devices.
  • Planning, conducting, evaluating, and promoting programs, group visits, classes, and outreach for community members; meeting with educators; collaborating with various community groups to promote the use of and interest in the library, and representing and promoting the library at community events and on social media.
  • Cataloging and classifying library material; creating metadata; determining and assigning main entry, cross references, and subject headings; adapting Library cataloging records for the library and participating in determining cataloging policy.
  • Planning or assisting in planning and setting up programs, displays, and exhibits; promoting and merchandizing library collections.
  • Participating in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and orderly atmosphere in the branch or department.
  • Supporting digital content management; participating in digitization initiatives projects, programing, and collection development.
  • May participate in committees to enhance library services or promote professional development.

How to qualify

The minimum qualification for the job class 3630 - Librarian I is:

Education: 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.

Note: Qualifying education must be verified by a legible copy of diploma showing major OR transcripts showing coursework completed. The diploma and/or transcripts must show your name, the name of the institution, and the conferral date of your degree.

Note: You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master's program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.

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 graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children’s or Youth Services Librarian.

3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian.

4. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or cataloging experience using AACR2R and MARC format.

5. Some positions require college level coursework in special education or experience working with people who have learning disabilities and/or learning differences.

6. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.

Every application is reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications as listed in the job ad. Please review our articles on Employment Application and Minimum Qualifications and Verification of Experience and/or Education for considerations taken when reviewing applications. 

Note: 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.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures - After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Application and Preliminary Questionnaire Evaluation (Qualifying): Applicants are required to complete the Application and Preliminary Questionnaire as part of the application process. The purpose of the Application and Preliminary Questionnaire is to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's education, experience, and training in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. It is essential that an applicant provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, and training. After you have completed the Application, you will then be asked the questions for the Preliminary Questionnaire.

Computer Based Multiple Choice Examination (Weight: 100%): Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a computer based multiple-choice exam to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas. To see a list of the knowledge, skills, and abilities being tested, click here.

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

A passing score must be achieved in order to be placed on the Eligible List. The hiring department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

The score that you achieve on the examination will be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that for the next three years, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. If the test for this future announcement is held within 12 months of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after twelve months, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than twelve months from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score going forward since it is the most recent score (even if it turns out to be lower than your original score).

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

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 6 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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 https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ .] 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.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco

HOW TO APPLY: Submit your application through this job ad. Applicants will receive a confirmation email from notification@careers.sf.gov 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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jennifer Bushman, at jennifer.bushman@sfgov.org.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.