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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/31/18

Applications Due01/21/19

Vacancy ID62889

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleSenior Librarian, Librarian 1, Box OCE-1104/25463

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade19

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $59671 to $75785 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Rotating Saturdays (9:00am – 5:00pm).

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Cultural Education

New York State Library

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Librarian.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Senior Librarian: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in any of the following titles: Senior Librarian (Law), Senior Librarian (Medicine), Senior Librarian (Reference) or Senior Librarian (Technical Processes).

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Librarian 1 or Senior Librarian eligible list may be considered for appointment. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Senior Librarian position in the Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) within the New York State Library (NYSL). The TBBL serves as the public library for patrons with visual and physical disabilities who cannot access and use traditional print materials in the 55 counties of upstate New York. Under the direction of the Associate Librarian, the incumbent will coordinate Reader Advisory and Reference services to a large and diverse population of patrons who receive TBBL services. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Train, supervise and evaluate support staff providing library customer service via telephone and/or email and resolve patron service issues;
• Provide reference services to patrons seeking foreign language materials or titles that are difficult to find;
• Develop and implement procedures to improve patron services;
• Maintain positive relationships with library patrons and ensure those patrons receive prompt and courteous service;
• Update and maintain the TBBL’s policies and procedures for public services;
• Work with the National Library Service (NLS) to reach, maintain or exceed service standards;
• Become proficient with the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS);
• Assist with planning, implementing and maintaining the library's public services, including Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) administration, digital download, duplication and other services;
• Assist with the annual and bi-annual NLS reports, and other reports as requested, by Library administration;
• Formulate and update library policies for consideration and review by the Associate Librarian;
• Assist with the development of initiatives to enhance services; and
• Work with the TBBL staff, as appropriate, to develop and implement outreach strategies.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change an appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm) with rotating Saturdays.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Librarian, SG-19. The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Librarian 1 starts at $48,027 and, for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the Librarian 1 level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship in order to advance to the journey level title and salary.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $75,785 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 21, 2019 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must indicate the Box number (OCE-1104/25463) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address ocejobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 21, 2019 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must indicate the Box number (OCE-1104/25463) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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