LIBRARIAN II - #9820559

City of Stockton

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Stockton, CA
Salary: $5,615.52 - $7,209.98 per month
Contract type: Full time



MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $5,615.52 - $5,903.70 - $6,206.88 - $6523.78 - $6,858.12 - $7,209.98
: Non-Exempt

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: To be determined by the hiring department
The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is recruiting for open Librarian II positions. Are you enthusiastic and committed to providing excellent service and programming to the community? If so, this may be the team to join! We are currently seeking to fill (2) Librarian II assignments at the Manteca, and Troke Libraries
Incumbents work 40 hours a week including some evenings and weekends
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System and are in a "for-cause" employment status represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association Bargaining Unit. (Classified/Represented)

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both. This list may be used to fill future vacancies
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.
Under direct and/or general supervision, tasks involve routine to more complex professional librarian work ranging from the training/entry level class to the journey level. Assists customers with information, reference, and readers’ advisory services, the use of library computers, personal electronic devices, and other emerging technologies; plans and presents library programs, cultivates relationships with the community and assists with assigned collection development activities; performs related work as assigned


Librarian II is the journey level class in this series, fully competent to perform difficult librarian work involving more complex services and tasks to customers of all ages and requiring a thorough grasp of reference sources and search techniques, and a broader familiarity with technology, technical processes, and services available to library customers. Direction and supervision of full-time professional, paraprofessional, and support staff and a branch library with multiple staff members or support units within the library may also be included. This class is distinguished from Library Manager in that the latter is responsible for system-wide ongoing special program development and implementation of major operations for a regional area or section of the library

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

All Levels:
  • Provides information services and guidance to library customers in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials, and in the effective use of equipment and facilities.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and selects materials for addition to or deletion from the collections.
  • Builds and maintains expertise in a wide range of resources and technologies to serve the diverse needs of the community.
  • Plans, promotes, and presents effective library programming for all age groups and community interests.
  • Presents book discussions and story times in the library, community venues, and/or virtual platforms.
  • Develops partnerships with local organizations and constituencies to support education and promote library services throughout the community.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures to the public; may represent the library in meetings with citizens, library support/advocacy groups, or special community interest groups.
  • Creates, develops, prepares, and disseminates effective marketing materials for library programs and services.
  • Maintains awareness of current technology trends and innovations and how they can be incorporated into services for the community and professional development of staff.
  • May perform oversight duties in the absence of lead professional library staff.
  • May plan and direct the work of paraprofessional or support staff and part time staff; may direct the work of limited hours branches or support units of the library.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Librarian II:
  • Plans, supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of library professionals, paraprofessionals, and support staff; trains and coaches staff and makes other personnel decisions; may assist in the selections and development of staff; prepares and conducts performance evaluations as determined by specified positions.
  • May monitor a program budget.



Librarian II: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American Library Association, and one year of experience as a professional librarian.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License within six months of appointment.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of professional library objectives, organization, and procedures;
  • Community needs and their relationship to public library programs and services;
  • Reference sources and search techniques;
  • Theory and philosophy of library services;
  • Current reading, viewing, and listening interests of children, teens, and adults;
  • Books, authors, online databases, and reference sources in a variety of areas and formats;
  • Readers’ advisory methods and practices;
  • Current trends in technology and electronic resources with application to library services;
  • Automated library information systems and equipment usage;
  • Collection development, including book, electronic, and nonprint materials selection; and
  • Cataloging and classifying procedures for varied materials.

Skill in:

  • Basic library principles and practices;
  • Providing effective customer service;
  • Dealing tactfully and courteously with the public;
  • Communicating effectively with diverse community members and co-workers;
  • Enforcing library rules and assisting library staff with safety and security;
  • Utilizing current technology and traditional resources to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community;
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines;
  • Planning, directing, and reviewing the work of assigned staff;
  • Applying professional knowledge, skills, and flexibility to creatively develop and implement services in a rapidly changing community, professional, and technological environment;
  • Searching print and digital reference and readers’ advisory resources, including specialized materials in assigned work areas;
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with a variety of library customers, community groups, and others contacted in the course of the work; and
  • Preparing and producing effective oral and visual presentations.

(Librarian II) Skill in:

  • Basic supervisory principles and practices;
  • Accurately assessing library customer needs and providing appropriate service responses;
  • Library collections and collection management;
  • Coalition-building to support literacy initiatives;
  • Community needs assessment, outreach, programming, project management, and evaluation techniques and methods;
  • Keeping up with library and demographic trends to ensure the library is contemporary and utilizing best practices;
  • Formulating and developing new or improved library programs and services, and assisting in the evaluation of existing programs;
  • Aligning departmental goals and objectives with City Council goals; and
  • Training, motivating, and evaluating assigned staff.

Physical/Mental Abilities:

  • Mobility – Frequent sitting, standing, and bending neck; occasional walking, bending at waist, squatting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, and pulling;
  • Lifting/Carrying – Frequent lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds;
  • Vision – Ability to read fine print and/or normal type size print; ability to read and see PC screens; ability to read and produce printed material and information displayed on a visual display terminal;
  • Dexterity – Constant fingering (typing, picking, pinching), repetitive use of both hands, frequent simple grasping with either/both hands; occasional fine manipulation, pushing and pulling with either/both hands; and reaching above and below shoulder level;
  • Hearing/Talking – Ability to detect specific noises such as with proper equipment operation, and understand what people are saying in normal conversation, over the telephone, and in a noisy environment;
  • Special Requirements – Ability to work a full-time regular schedule and evenings and weekends on rotation; use of a vehicle as needed;
  • Emotional/Psychological – Ability to concentrate, make decisions, work with the public, exercise sound judgment, handle stressful situations, and work alone;
  • Environmental Conditions – Indoor cold/heat, working around office equipment;
  • Working Conditions – Primarily performed in an office environment which is predominantly quiet;
  • Comprehension – Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information; ability to understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information; ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions; ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints;
  • Organization – Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology; ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule and work schedules of others on short-term (up to one month) and long-term basis;
  • Reasoning and Decision-Making: Ability to apply common sense in performing job; ability to make decisions which have impact on immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit; ability to make decisions which have impact on the department’s credibility, operations, and services; and
  • Communication – Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines; complete routine forms; communicate effectively with others, including over the phone; speak in front of groups of people, including making presentations outside the immediate work area; and compose reports, manuals, and publications.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirement of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a practical weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods, including an oral panel, if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time and, if same, then arranged alphabetically

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.
  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.
  • You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you provided on your application. Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with
In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath

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