Job Posting: California History Section Head

CA State Library

JC-203259
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California History Section Head
SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN II

$6,347.00 - $7,946.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

Are you passionate about preserving and providing access to California's unique history? Are you interested in developing innovative ways to share historic collection material in the digital age??  IF SO, THIS MAY BE THE JOB FOR YOU! 

 

Located across the street from the State Capitol, the California State Library is a small, dynamic state agency looking for employees who are interested in challenging and rewarding job opportunities. The State Library is home to premier reading rooms including Gillis Hall. It also plays host to Night at the State Library, annual community events like Juneteenth, the Archives Crawl, Museum Day and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else! 


Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of State Library Services (SLS), the incumbent supervises the staff of the California History Section, which holds a premier collection of documents from and about California's rich and diverse history. The incumbent directs special collections reference services and promotes the use of the Section’s newspapers, periodicals maps, photographs, manuscripts and many other rare materials to support research in California history and genealogy.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The incumbent works up to 40 hours per week in an office setting, with artificial light and temperature control. Daily access to and use of a personal computer and telephone is essential. Sitting and standing requirements are consistent with library work. Moving of book trucks holding up to 100 pounds of weight and moving and positioning objects weighing up 35 pounds including large and awkward library books and other library materials is required. Incumbent is expected to travel when necessary to attend conferences and off-site meetings (5% of the time).

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-203259
Position #(s):
175-103-2935-001
Working Title:
California History Section Head
Classification:
SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN II
$6,347.00 - $7,946.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The mission of the California State Library is to empower the people of the nation's most diverse and populous state by: 

  • Providing credible information services to all Californians, especially those in state government and the Legislature, libraries, academia, and persons with disabilities; 
  • Leading and establishing partnerships with California libraries through funding, program development, and support; 
  • Preserving and providing access to California’s unique history to enrich the lives of current and future generations. 

The California State Library serves the people of California in several ways and is made up of the Administrative Services Bureau, the California Research Bureau, State Library Services, the Information Technology Bureau and Library Development Services.

 

These bureaus ensure that the California State Library is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature and provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor.  The California State Library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates information ranging from California's priceless historical items to today's online texts, and it advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries, all while directing state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services.

The State Library is home to public reading rooms including Information Services, Government Publications, the Law Library, the Braille and Talking Book Library, and the California History Room. It also plays host to Night at the State Library, annual community events like Juneteenth, the Archives Crawl, Museum Day and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else! 

Parking information can be found at: DGS managed parking facilities City of Sacramento parking map 

Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov

Special Requirements

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants who meet the requirements of the job and this posting will be selected for interviews.  

*Do NOT include ANY confidential information to your application or supporting documentation such as: Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, LEAP status, marital status, and age, etc.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications (MQs) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting MQs with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the MQs, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

The standard State application is available on the California Department of Human Resources’ web site at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf.

 

Establish Eligibility: Current state employees with a status as a Supervising Librarian II or lateral transfers in an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification are eligible to apply.

*IMPORTANT*

If you have not yet completed the first criteria of establishing List Eligibility, please see the following link(s) for directions in taking the exam prior to the final filing date of this posting:

Applicants not familiar with the State of California selection process, you may apply for the examination at the same time you are submitting the application for this vacant position. Additionally, applicants may consider:

Click here to open the link for the Supervising Librarian I/II Exam

Reviewing the Supervising Librarian I/II Class Specifications
Reviewing the Supervising Librarian I/II Exam Bulletin ; and
Previewing the Supervising Librarian I/II Exam Information and Instructions

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 6/2/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA State Library
Attn: Virginia Perry
Human Resources Services Office
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Virginia Perry
Human Resources Services Office
900 N Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 94237
08:00 AM - 04:45 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Experience working in archives or special collections

  • Experience managing digitization of historic collection material for preservation and access

  • Experience providing reference services to the general public

Benefits

The State of California offers its employees generous benefits that include retirement and savings plans, health and dental insurance, and access to long term disability and long term care insurance. You will also earn vacation and sick leave, and may be able to create a flexible schedule that fits the demands of your life.

Additional benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, www.calhr.ca.gov, and the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Virginia Perry
(916) 651-8341
Virginia.Perry@library.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Virginia Perry
(916) 651-8341
virginia.perry@library.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Eligibility Information

Special Examination Instructions:

 

You may apply for the position by submitting a resume and an Examination/Employment Application Form 678, but you must also take the Supervising Librarian II examination by visiting the California State Library website at www.library.ca.gov or by clicking on the Supervising Librarian II Exam by the final filing date of this posting. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off