The City of Richmond, CA is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) vacant Librarian I/II positions.  The City’s library system consists of a main library, two newly renovated branch libraries and a bookmobile.  The ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, reliable, and knowledgeable.  He/she will have the ability to effectively apply the principles and practices of librarianship and have a strong desire to serve a diverse community.  The salary ranges for these positions are $4,783 -$5,697/month and $5,223 – $6,243/month.  This position has excellent benefits including: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision plan, retirement with the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS); employee assistance program, life insurance; holiday pay, and vacation and sick leave.

The Librarian I answers difficult reference questions; reviews and selects books and non-print materials; organizes and conducts adult, teens, and children’s programs; develops exhibits, booklists and promotional materials; attends community and professional meetings; participates in library public relations and outreach activities; assists in designing and implementing library and information services; may provide functional supervision to assigned library staff; may manage a branch library or bookmobile; may catalog books and other materials; and may be placed in charge of a branch library on a substitute basis.   The Minimum Qualification is completion of a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School (must provide a copy of degree or transcript).

The Librarian II performs the duties of a Librarian I; is responsible for supervising and training assigned personnel; and assumes greater responsibility for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of library programs and activities.  The Minimum Qualifications are completion of a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School (must provide a copy of degree or transcript) AND two (2) years of professional library experience.

To Apply: Each applicant must submit a City of Richmond Employment Application and responses to the supplemental qualifications questionnaire to: City of Richmond, Human Resources Management Department, 450 Civic Center Plaza, P.O. Box 4046 Richmond, CA 94804 by Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.  The City does not accept faxed or emailed applications.

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