Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Innovation, Technology and Collections Coordinator
Department: Library Updated: 10/2017
Division: Technical Services FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: Not Available
POSITION SUMMARY:

Manages and facilitates technical services planning, internal business office systems, technology development, and collections access delivery; including systems applications, hardware, and web services for the St. Clair County Library System.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Assists the Administrative Team in implementing the Library’s long range plan as it pertains to the Library System.

·         Oversees and evaluates the library’s delivery of information technology and technical services.

·         Researches, implements, and assesses comprehensive programs and technological advancements to modernize the library’s delivery of collection access services.

·         Plans and coordinates the assessment and selection of materials.

·         Works with the Administrative Team, Senior Librarians, and Branch Leads to prepare and monitor the budgets.

·         Oversees and evaluates the Library’s internal Business Office operations.

·         Develops and facilitates user surveys related to the collections; analyzes use statistics.

·         Works with the Administrative Team to develop library policies and procedures and oversee their uniform application in all branches.

·         Conducts employee performance reviews of Technical Services Senior Librarian and technical support staff.

·         Works with Administrative Service Coordinator to ensure adequate staffing and provides scheduling authorization of technical support staff.

·         Determines training needs and coordinates training of service support staff.

·         Provides agenda items to the Director for the library system meetings.

·         Assists with preparation and submittal of Universal Service Fund requests.

·         Attends St. Clair County Library Board meetings, Senior Librarians meetings, Administrative Team meetings, and technology meetings as assigned.

·         Prepares monthly and annual reports to the Library Board of Trustees.

·         Keeps informed of developments in professional and community organizations.

·         Acts as the administrative team’s liaison to the county Information Technology Department.

·         Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct supervision of the Technical Services Department, the Business Office, and other non-administrative support staff.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, EDUCATION:

·         Master’s degree in Information and Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited school or a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer information required.

·         Minimum of 5 years professional experience in library or technology environment, preferably both. 

·         Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience. 

·         Knowledge in automated library systems, PC troubleshooting, Internet, and web page development. 

·         Ability to work with vendors to identify and resolve hardware and software problems. 

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.  

·          Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR ALL ST. CLAIR COUNTY JOB CLASSIFICATIONS:

·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

         

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

·         Must obtain a Level III Certification through the Library of Michigan within the first year of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.

·         The position requires working with the public.

 

 

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.

 



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