Monthly Salary Range: $7,611 – $9,251

The Contra Costa County Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian – Public Services.  This is one of three Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the County Librarian.

The Deputy County Librarian – Public Services will serve as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team and is responsible for the operation of over a dozen community libraries, and will participate in planning new and expanded facilities as needed.  Through subordinate supervisors, this position will oversee the functions of the Library, such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning programs.  Additional responsibilities include preparing and presenting budgets; providing leadership in the assessment of library and community needs and interest; planning, developing and evaluating service needs and related methods of delivery; creating and maintaining relationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resources; representing the County Library at the Library Commission, and other community, government and professional meetings; providing leadership in staff development and training.

The employment list established as a result of this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.


  • License Required: Possession of a Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Experience: Four (4) years of full-time equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.


Applicants are asked to submit a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire online at beginning May 2, 2011.  Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire.  For more information e-mail or call (925)646-6423.

OPEN: May 2, 2011