Librarian (Children's and Teens)-DC Public Library
This position is within the Public Services unit of the District of Columbia Public Library system and serves as a Librarian. DCPL is seeking Teen and Children’s librarians responsible for professional functions that support the efficient operation and best use of the libraries by children ages (0-12) and Teens (13-19). Please take look at the summary of duties and responsibilities of a Children or Teen Librarian and note your interest on your application.
Under the general direction of a Branch Librarian, the incumbent provides reference and advisory services to customers; provides assistance in study oriented activities and in developing reading interests; plans, schedules, conducts and evaluates programs and class visits, develops and maintains the branch collection of literature to meet the needs of the community; compiles reading lists on subjects assigned and prepares the display of books.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate program plus at least 1 year of relevant experience working in directly and in-person with customers/clients of the children or teen population or at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. Experience working in an urban public library preferred. Additionally, the following is required:
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 950) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
General Suitability Screening
This position is subject to general suitability screening; verification of employment history, reference checks and degree/license, as applicable. The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory general suitability screening.
Enhanced Suitability Screening
The position for which the individual is applying has been identified and designated as requiring enhanced suitability screening; If tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check, traffic record check, consumer credit check, and mandatory drug and alcohol test will be conducted (as appropriate); and the appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory enhanced suitability screening.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
Licenses and Certifications
Work involves everyday risks or discomforts typically associated with libraries, offices, and meeting and training rooms. Work areas are adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than September 19, 2021, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.
You will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.
COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Unvaccinated Employees
Every week, unvaccinated employees who are exempted from the vaccination requirement or who elect test in lieu of vaccination, must show proof of an exemption and a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken within the preceding seven days.
Other Significant Factors
Duration of Appointment: Career Service Regular Appointment
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by Local 1808
Promotion Potential: Career Ladder promotion potential to CS11
Telework: Not telework eligible
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.
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Open until filled. Multiple openings.