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Career Opportunity

Librarian II - City and County of San Francisco - Multiple Locations Citywide (3632)

Recruitment: REF10690M

Published: May 18, 2022

Contact:

Gordon Chan - gordon.chan@sfgov.org

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Department: Public Library
Job Class: 3632-Librarian II
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: Combined Promotive and Entrance
 

About:

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

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.

• Application Opening: May 6, 2022
• Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (11:59 PM PT)
• Compensation Range: $96,460.00 - $117,260.00 
• Recruitment ID: C00085

Role Description

Under direction, the 3632 Librarian II performs advanced Librarian work. The essential functions of the classification include: planning, directing, and implementing the operations of a branch library or a program of a library division, collections and technical services, or system wide service coordination; supervising staff including providing support and training to ensure service excellence; providing information and direction on the use of library resources; interpreting library policies, responding to inquiries, suggestions and concerns and recommending new procedures, guidelines or policies; supervising and performing reference work; planning, coordinating and overseeing programming, training and exhibits; making public presentations; consulting in specific library fields of expertise; coordinating and performing the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, or presentation of library materials; communicating verbally and in writing to internal and external constituents in order to communicate information regarding library operations and services; assisting in policy formulation and implementation including library systems/programs and strategic priorities; developing and maintaining positive relationships with library stakeholders in the community; planning and coordinating programming and exhibits; supporting digital content management, participating in digitization initiatives projects, programming and collection development; and performing related duties as assigned.

How to Qualify

The minimum qualifications for the Librarian II are: 

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 
AND
2.    Two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian. Experience must be equivalent to the duties and responsibilities of class 3630 Librarian I

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, Youth or Teen Services Librarian.

3.    Some positions in this class require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License.
    
4.    Some positions require 12 months (2,000 hours) of verifiable cataloging experience using AACR2R and MARC format.
    
5.    Some positions require 12 months (2,000 hours) of verifiable experience working with at risk youth/adolescents and must be able to maintain Background Jail Clearance throughout the duration of appointment to the position.

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.

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.

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

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. 

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. 
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

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

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:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple Choice Examination (Weight: 60%): Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice exam to measure knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of integrated library systems; information/reference resources; functional areas within the library; and the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate library programs and services; direct and conduct reference and readers advisory; direct and evaluate staff and library services; conduct presentations; supervision ability; human relations ability; oral communication ability; written communication ability; technological ability and other related areas.

Supervisory 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. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325 A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory 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 both Written Multiple Choice and the Supervisory 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 Written Multiple Choice and Supervisory Test Battery. The Written Multiple Choice and/or Supervisory 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 Written Multiple Choice and Supervisory 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(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Written Multiple Choice and/or Supervisory 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 Written Multiple Choice and/or Supervisory 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.

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 of 12 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
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.
• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen
Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).
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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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.