To plan, organize, and direct the operations and activities of the Library and Community Services Department.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receive administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercise direct and indirect supervision over assigned management, professional, technical and administrative support personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Plan, organize, and direct the operations and activities of the Library and Community Services Department. Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and programs for the Library and Community Services Department. Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Department’s work plan to include long-range plans to meet community needs; plan and direct the design and development of new facilities and programs, and improvements to existing facilities and programs; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Coordinate Department activities with other City departments and outside agencies, foundations, and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Council, City Manager, and the Library and Community Services Commission; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Respond to and resolve the most difficult citizen inquires and complaints. Assume responsibility for the preparation and administration of the Library and Community Services budget, maintaining appropriate budgetary controls; Represent the City and Department in the community and at professional meetings. Respond to requests from the media for information concerning the Department and its services. Maintain departmental awareness of state?of?the?art developments and trends in management, technology, communications, and the fields of specialty. Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary. Select, train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff. Promote and maintain safety in the work place. Build and maintain positive working relationships with other departments, co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned.
Professional principles, laws, policies, practices, and methods, used in parks, recreation and library administration. Principles and practices of program and facility acquisition and maintenance. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs. Current literature, research, trends, and developments in the fields of Parks & Recreation and Public Library administration. Principles and practices of organizations, administration, budgets, strategic planning, communications, technology, and personnel and labor relations management.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the administration and operations of the Library and Community Services Department. Develop and implement library and community services which will meet the changing needs of the community. Prepare and administer a Department budget; plan, monitor and control expenditures. Know and interpret laws, regulations, codes, professional principles, and procedures. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Prepare and analyze financial and technical reports. Use financial, technological and staff resources effectively to plan, program and promote the Department’s services. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Staff, the public, community agencies, and other jurisdictions. Deal courteously and tactfully with the public. Maintain library and community services that reflect the needs of a multi-cultural community with diverse interests. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Organize and promote city and community events and programs including the City Arts program. Select, train, supervise and evaluate subordinates. Effectively organize workload. Promote the mission, values and standards of an effective public organization, particularly in the area of customer service.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California (Class C) Driver’s License.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Parks Management, Recreation Management, Library Services, Business Administration, Social Services or a related field, and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in parks, recreation, and/or library operations including at least three years of administrative and management responsibility are required.
The City of Salinas (estimated population 161,000) is the 34th largest city in the state and the largest city in Monterey County. Just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay and surrounded by agriculture on all sides, Salinas is a beautiful place with an active and diverse citizenry. Located on California’s Central Coast, Salinas is the city that has become the “Epicenter for Agtech Innovation,” where agriculture plays a vital role in maintaining a vibrant local economy. Salinas offers a great career opportunity for a Library & Community Services Director. Salinas is a multicultural and diverse community and a key asset in today’s global economy. The City’s diverse community is comprised of an approximate 75% Hispanic population. The median age of the community is 29.3 years young. The region offers various cultural family events and consistent Mediterranean climate for year-round outdoor activity. With world-class events that take place in the City each year including the Steinbeck Festival, El Grito Festival, the California International Air Show, and the California Rodeo, as well as world-renowned amenities like the Pebble Beach Golf Resort and the Monterey Bay Aquariu...m right next door, Salinas is a place that truly has it all. The Salinas Valley has a global reputation as an agriculture and innovation hub. The region is a source for agricultural research and resources and is developing the latest technology and advancements in “agtech”. Although agriculture forms an economic base, more than 100 manufacturing, financial, and medical related firms call Salinas home. Some of the largest employers in the City include: County of Monterey, Taylor Farms, D’Arrigo Bros, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
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