Full-Time Youth Services Manager
Description : YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER
PICKENS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM- EASLEY BRANCH
STARTING SALARY: $54,513.00
The purpose of the class is to assess, develop and maintain the children’s collection for the County Library system; to coordinate all children’s programming system-wide; to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Plans, coordinates, supervises and participates in the management of a comprehensive children’s program for the Pickens Library System.
Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.
Supervises subordinate professional and para-professional staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, assisting with the selection of new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing employee discipline as needed.
Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.
Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.
Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.
Prepares and submits annual budget request to meet department needs.
Coordinates children and youth collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; selects and requests books and other library materials.
Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs for children and youth, system-wide, to promote reading readiness, reading ability and reading enjoyment; maintains participation records.
Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts outreach programming throughout the county. Works with Adult Outreach Coordinator to plan usage of outreach vehicles and schedule staff.
Creates and maintains props for programs; orders and maintains program supplies and materials.
Schedules, plans and implements student tours of the library.
Prepares and maintains monthly and yearly calendars for children’s programming.
Coordinates the development, compilation, storage and distribution of caregiver bags.
Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children and youth.
Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.
Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.
Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.
Assists co-workers with duties as required.
Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc.
Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.
Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.
Requires planning or directing others in the sequence of major activities and reporting on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.
Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations and promoting efficiency.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.
Requires performing supervisory work involving policy and guidelines, solving both people- and work-related problems.
Requires using basic algebra involving variables and formulas and/or basic geometry involving plane and solid figures, circumferences, areas and volumes, and/or computing discounts and interest rates.
Requires reading journals, manuals and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.
Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library.
Must possess valid state driver’s license.
Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks; stooping, bending or stretching.
The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, customers, volunteers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.
Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Contact : Emilee Ramey
Please send all applications and any other necessary documents to
Pickens County Application for Employment
You can also apply in person or by mail:
222 McDaniel Ave Pickens SC 29671
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled