JOBS: Librarian, Contra Costa County Library

The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting Librarians for a variety of responsible and challenging library service assignments.  Contra Costa County encourages interested candidates to consider this exceptional career opportunity with one of the Bay Area’s most progressive and respected libraries.  Permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and permanent intermittent (substitute) vacancies may be filled from the results of this examination. Initial assignments may be as a Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian.

New Librarians receive training in all aspects of the County Library’s operation, services and programs, as well as in-depth training in their specific assignment.  Promotional opportunities are available to Library Specialist, Community Library Manager, and Senior Community Library Manager.

The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation exceeding 7.4 million.

Applicants in the last semester or quarter of obtaining the required educational degree may complete the application for Librarian, and if hired, start as Librarian Trainee ($3,817/month) prior to completion of the degree.  Librarian Trainee is the trainee level in the professional librarian series and is flexibly staffed with the classification of Librarian.

The employment list established from this examination may remain in effect for one (1) year.


License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a graduate degree from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.


1.        Application Filing:  Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at, or, a completed Contra Costa County application must be received or postmarked by the final filing date listed above.  Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted.  Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application.  An application may be obtained by visiting our office at 651 Pine St., 2nd floor, Martinez, CA 94553 or the County application can be mailed to you by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address.  Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.

2.        Application Evaluation:  Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3.        Oral Interview:  An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

FINAL FILING DATE: May 11, 2012                                                              

ORAL INTERVIEW:  To Be Announced 

Monthly Salary Range $4,020-$5,134 (Annual $48,240-$61,608)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.