HARRIS COUNTY Branch Manager in Galena Park, Texas

Position Description

Harris County Public Library - Galena Park Branch Library

  • Interviews, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates staff.
  • Acts as a coach and mentor to library staff to encourage them to develop leadership abilities.
  • Ensures that the Library's "Star Values" are practiced by staff.
  • Implements and interprets library policies and procedures.
  • Acts as a liaison both internally with staff and externally with organizations such as the local Friends of the Library, community based partners, and non-profit entities.
  • Oversees day-to-day operation of branch.
  • Develops and maintains the branch materials collection.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory service.
  • Assists in developing the library's planned expenditures and preparing requests to municipalities or other funding sources when applicable.
  • Monitors expenditure of branch's gift and memorial fund.
  • Identifies library needs in the community; plans and provides services and programs to meet community needs.
  • Develops an ongoing and highly-visible public relations program.
  • Attends required meetings.
  • Attends professional conferences and activities.
  • Obtains a minimum of 20 training hours per calendar year.
  • Prepares reports and compiles and analyzes statistics as needed.
  • Supervises building maintenance needs.
  • Performs other work as needed. Requirements

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a professional librarian.
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of leadership, supervision and management and the ability to implement them fairly and equitably in a complex fast changing environment.
  • Knowledge of the current trends in public libraries, especially in regard to the use of emerging technologies for both internal and public service operations.
  • Working knowledge of current technology.
  • Must be able to:

  • Plan and implement programs and services to meet the changing needs of customers.

  • Accept and manage change and maintain flexibility.
  • Exercise initiative and act with discretion.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with associates and the general public.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing including the ability to speak before groups and organizations.
  • Supervise staff and organize work priorities.
  • Physical ability to perform above responsibilities.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but* ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.* General Information

Harris County Public Library - Galena Park Branch Library


  • 40 hours a week.
  • Includes Nights and Saturdays as Needed *SALARY: *

  • Commensurate With Qualifications

  • Based on 26 Pay Periods.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
  • Applications will be screened.
  • Applicants invited for an interview will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

*This position may close at any time due to a high volume of applications or at the discretion of the Hiring Department. *

Salary: $4,541.33 - $4,894.93 Monthly

Location: Galena Park, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 02825

Department: Public Library

Closing: 3/31/2018 11:59 PM Central

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002

Phone: 713-274-5445

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx