About Fairfax County Government:
Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County’s population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.
Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.
The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition, to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.
1. Health Insurance
2. Dental Insurance
3. Group Term Life Insurance
4. Contributory Retirement Plan
5. Deferred Compensation
6. Flexible Spending Account Programs
7. Long-Term Disability Insurance
8. Long-Term Care Plan
9. Tuition Assistance Program
10. Employees’ Child Care Center
11. Virginia College Savings Plans
Fairfax County’s Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs for nearly all positions.
Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County’s HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.
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Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on Virginiana, local, and family history. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection.
Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future part-time Virginiana Specialist (Librarian I) vacancies; current and/or future vacancies may be 20-hour-per-week job-shared positions.
Hourly Rate: The selected applicant’s starting hourly rate will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($26.1642 to $34.8855) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: This is a part-time job-share position working 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours including weekdays and weekends. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video ” Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library ”
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
- Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
- Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
- Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
- Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
- Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
- Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
- Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
- Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
- Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field;
- May supervise volunteers;
- May serve as person in charge;
- Provides reference services using Library collections and subscription databases, including Special Collections holdings;
- Describes, and preserves provide access in both physical and digital formats to Special Collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images, and subject files.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
- Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
- Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
- Ability to create or curate professional resources;
- Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
- Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
- Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
- Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
- Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
- Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
- Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
- Ability to promote interest in library services;
- Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
- Ability to adapt to workplace change;
- Ability to classify and catalog material.
Master’s degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited library school; or ability to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of the date of appointment to the position.
One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer service skills. Experience with local history/genealogy collections and archives. Experience conducting reference interviews and assisting the public in locating reading materials and information. Prior supervisory experience to include training, coaching, providing performance evaluations to staff, as well as planning and scheduling workloads for staff.
Experience explaining library policies and procedures. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures. Knowledge and experience with electronic devices, such as 3D printing, digitization services, tablets, etc.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process.
- New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
- The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist, and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, and attend meetings and training. Physical requirements are applicable to all duties.
Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include an oral and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. [email protected] EEO/AA/TTY.