D. C. PUBLIC LIBRARY
Position Vacancy Announcement
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 04-13
OPENING/CLOSING DATE: 1/7/04 * Open until Filled (First screening date after 1/21/04)
POSITION TITLE: Head, Adaptive Services
SALARY: $62,268.00 - $81,246.00 per annum
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Management Supervisory Service (At Will)*
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Unlimited
Adaptive Services Division
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Monday through Friday
8:45 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
FUNCTIONS: Under the general direction of the Head, Targeted and Outreach Services, the incumbent serves as administrator of the D.C. Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and supervises the Library Services to the Deaf Community, Older Adult Services Program and the assistive technology program for the D.C. Public Library. The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating a full range of library programs and services to the DC residents with special needs such as those who are unable to access regular print and/or unable to visit their public library; responsible for community information programs that educate and inform the public about library resources and services in community agencies; supervises the publication of newsletters produced by the Library Services to the Deaf and the Older Adult Services and responsible for press releases and news articles on services and programs; supervises institutions Services staff serving residents of municipal and private hospitals, homes for the aged, senior citizens centers and agencies serving the disabled; supervises Homebound Service staff serving homebound residents with monthly home delivery of regular and large print books and periodicals; supervises Older Adult Services staff serving senior residences with a bookmobile collection, on-site information and referral service and programs; supervises Library service for the Deaf Community staff serving the deaf community with sign language, programs and arranging interpreting service for all staff and public functions; in conjunction with the Information Technology Department, administers selection, procurement and installation of assistive technology hardware and software in adaptive services and trains patrons with disabilities in its use; prepares statistics and monthly reports on services. Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have an MLS degree and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the 1410 series. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
RANKING FACTORS: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER. PLEASE SEND AS AN ATTACHMENT TO YOUR APPLICATION. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you meet the ranking factors that have been determined to be of importance for the position for which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc., that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS MAY ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
KSA #1: Professional knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship, especially related to the services provided by the Adaptive Services Department.
KSA #2: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals inside and outside the organization. Experience working with people with disabilities.
KSA #3: Skill and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Internet Searching.
KSA #4: Knowledge of assistive technology hardware and software for use by customers.
KSA #5: Ability to supervise staff both onsite and in the field.
TO APPLY: Submit D.C. Government Employment Application Form and resume to the Human resources Department, Room 423, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 2001. Staff members submit PL-424.
RESIDENCY: Effective 3/1/89, the Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, is in force. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Code section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
*MSS: A position in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) is "at will" employment. Appointees to the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing Authority and may be removed at any time on 15-day notice.
BARGAINING UNIT: APPLICABLE __ NOT APPLICABLE X
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE: APPLICABLE X NOT APPLICABLE __