Category Library
Region Northern Bay Area
Job Type Full-Time
Close Date 2/11/2022 at 11:59pm or until 9999 applicants
Salary $4,823.00-$6,463.00 Monthly
Additional Questionnaires Supplemental


420 Litho Street Sausalito, 94965


The City of Sausalito Invites Applications for the Position of


Salary: $4,823 – $6,463 Monthly

$2,226 – $2,983 Biweekly

Plus an excellent benefits package

Deadline to Apply: February 11, 2022, at 11:59 PM

Under the general direction of the City Librarian, the Senior Library Assistant is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of circulation support staff and volunteers. The incumbent is expected to work independently and perform the full range of functions at the Sausalito Library service desk. The Senior Library Assistant oversees all technologies and processes related to the circulation of library materials, provides assistance to library patrons of all ages, leads projects related to library services and infrastructure, works collaboratively with fellow staff members, and performs related work as needed.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will display considerable independence, initiative, and discretion. The incumbent will possess the equivalent of a two-year degree in library science or related field, in addition to five years of experience in library services, including one year in a lead or supervisory role in a library-related environment. The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of principles and practices of library policies, programs, program planning and implementation, and library operational trends and practices. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent employee supervision skills, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff. The incumbent will be able to make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of support staff and volunteers; trains staff in work procedures; evaluates employee performance; counsels employees; effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; and assists in selection and promotion.
  • Monitors activities of the assigned library services work unit; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares reports on activities and projects; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs for assigned activities and programs; participates in annual budget preparations; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications, as required; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance; prepares library staff payroll for management review.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues.
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the circulation function, including registering new borrowers, checking in and out books and materials, assessing damaged items, and interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures.
  • Schedules staff to provide adequate coverage of the service desk.
  • Compiles and maintains statistics; posts, files, and maintains a variety of records and reports related to circulation functions, including cash reports.
  • Advises and assists library patrons in the use of library services and tools; resolves patrons’ problems; assists staff in dealing with difficult patron service problems.
  • Provides technical information and instruction regarding applicable procedures and methods; interprets and explains rules, regulations, and procedures; answers questions and resolves concerns.
  • Establishes and maintains effective customer service for library patrons and provides customer service training for staff.
  • Participates in meetings and continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  •    Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  •   Basic principles and practices of budget development, administration, and accountability.
  •   Principles and practices of library policies, programs, program planning and implementation, and library operational trends and practices.
  •   Principles, techniques, and procedures in organizing library materials.
  •   Recent developments related to library services, planning, and administration.
  •   Principles and practices of general and statistical research, analysis, and presentation.
  •   The local community and the library needs of the community.
  •   Record keeping principles and procedures.
  •   Modern office practices and methods.
  •   Contemporary technologies, including computers, mobile devices, software applications, printers, apps, social media, e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming media, RFID, and library-specific technologies like self-check machines.
  •   Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

Ability to:

  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
  • Organize, implement, and direct library services, programs, activities, and projects.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, codes, and departmental policies.
  • Identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, and develop and present recommendations and justification for solutions.
  • Perform the most complex circulation services duties.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Prepare clear, effective, and accurate reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with other departments, public and private organizations, and individuals.
  • Maintain accurate and precise records.
  • Make accurate financial, and statistical computations.
  • Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: The equivalent to a two-year degree in library science or related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in  library services, including one (1) year in a lead or supervisory role.

License or Certificate:

The ability to convey oneself to and from geographical locations frequently and timely, or possession of a valid CA driver’s license.

This position works 37.5 hours per week.


Cafeteria Benefit Plan: The City offers a healthy cafeteria benefit program including choices among plan options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and PERS long-term care insurance. 

Retirement: The City is a part of the CalPERS retirement plan and does not contribute to Social Security. Classic employees hired after 1/1/13 (2% @ 55 formula, highest 3-year average compensation PEPRA employees) or Classic employees with 6-month break in service are eligible for a 2% @ 62 formula, highest 3-year average compensation 

Leave: Employees earn 120 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year. 

Union Membership: This position is non-exempt and is part of the Service Employees’ International Union group (SEIU). 

Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. Interviews are anticipated to occur on Thursday February 24, 2022. It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Completion of the supplemental questions is a required part of the application and examination process. “See Resume” will not be acceptable as an answer to supplemental questions.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Please go to the Member Agencies tab and select the City of Sausalito. Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

Deadline to Apply: February 11, 2022, at 11:59 PM

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Human Resources, or (415) 289- 4130.

The City of Sausalito is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The 6,250 square-foot Sausalito Library is located inside Sausalito City Hall at 420 Litho Street. The library is open 7 days per week. Annual circulation is approximately 135,000 items, and annual walk-in attendance is over 120,000. The Sausalito Library is a member of the MARINet consortium of public and academic libraries in Marin County. 



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