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Organization Overview

The City of Port Moody is a growing community of 34,000 residents located 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver at the head of the Burrard Inlet and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes. To achieve our mission of providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of our residents, we are looking for motivated individuals to complement our team.
Title Deputy Director of Library Services
Job ID 12-80
Job Status Regular Full-time
Employment Group Management
# of Vacancies 1
Posting Period 10/10/2012 to 11/02/2012
Position Overview  
The Port Moody Public Library is seeking a dynamic, strategic and innovative leader to join its management team. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, you will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the library with a focus on public services. You will work closely with the Director in the overall administration of the library, and serve as Acting Director in the Director’s absence. 
Responsibilities  
Specific accountabilities include:
  • Overseeing multiple specialized library services or functions by planning, organizing, managing and evaluating operations, and managing projects, in alignment with the Library’s strategic plan
  • Hiring, leading and promoting the development of staff
  • Preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with community groups, City departments, Lower Mainland library systems, and other organizations to foster collaborative service provision
  • Representing the library on professional committees and at meetings
Requirements Please note that employment with the City of Port Moody is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory police records check and also a satisfactory driver's abstract.  Please submit your online application @ www.portmoody.ca/jobs by the posting close date.
Basic Qualifications  
Knowledge, abilities and skills required include:
  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Five to seven years of recent relevant experience, including at least three years in a senior leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship including practices and procedures related to the organization and implementation of library programs, collections, services and policies in a public library
  • Thorough knowledge of trends and best practice in the use of technology in libraries
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and flexible in a rapidly changing library environment
  • Proven record of achieving strategic outcomes in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently model and reinforce a collaborative and collegial team approach to library operations
  • Commitment to skill and knowledge development, and to providing a strong learning environment for staff
  • Strong commitment to excellence in customer service
Date Added 10/9/2012
Branch/Location Office Port Moody Public Library
City Port Moody
State/Province British Columbia [BC]
Compensation & Benefits Overview The City of Port Moody strives to be an employer of choice and offers an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as professional development opportunities.
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