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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8012

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible administrative work assisting in the management and operational functions of the County's Library system.

Work involves assisting the division director in the administration and supervision of the operations of the Library system, including the development of policy, supervision of professional personnel, planning and organization of services to the public and development of administrative procedures. Assignments are received from the division director in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists division director in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives, and long-range plans.

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff; coordinates divisional budgets, purchasing, personnel, and record keeping activities.

Reviews agenda reports, prepares correspondence and special project reports for the Director's review and/or signature.

Makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the division budget.

Serves as Library consultant to participating communities, municipal governments, library advisory boards, school officials and the general public with regard to library administration and activities upon request.

Plans Library development programs and initiates them in accordance with accepted policy.

Serves as acting director in absence of the director.

Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding divisional operations; addresses public groups, attends professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices, and procedures of library science, development and administration.

Considerable knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations and procedures related to the Public Libraries system.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

Ability to plan, direct and supervise division operations and activities.

Abilities to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision-making.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; six (6) years progressively responsible experience in a large multi-service library system including two (2) years in the supervisory and administrative aspects of the work.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                    Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:   Yes
Work Locations:                 Libraries
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:     E1/91   R4/97   R3/07

 

 


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