Nampa Idaho
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Requisition Number 17-0099
Post Date 10/9/2017
Title Youth Services Supervisor
Department Library
Location City of Nampa
Work Schedule Full-time 40 Hours
Description Library Service Supervisor
Notice of Job Opening

October 6, 2017

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Public Library has an opening for a full-time Library Service Supervisor-Youth Services.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1.

Department: Library
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Library Director
Grade/Level: $4,000-$4,420 per month/DOE
Amount of Travel Required: None
Job Type: Regular
Class Code: 2499
Positions Supervised: Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.
Work Schedule: Revised: 06/09/2014
Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours

Directs specific functions, coordinates activities, manages personnel, and monitors work flow for the Department to ensure efficiency; performs other duties as required or assigned.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to direct specific library work, coordinate activities, manage personnel, and ensure the efficiency of the assigned Departments workflow. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Library Director, good initiative and independent judgment are expected of these employees. Effective working relations will be established and maintained with library staff and Department Heads, other City employees and Departments, and the general public.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Supervisor - Responsible for all work performed by assigned Department staff. Hires, trains, coaches and evaluates staff assigned to the department. Ensures that customers receive the best quality service within established guidelines. Reports staffing issues and needs to the Director.

Management - Plan, develop and organize the resources of the department to best meet the objectives of the library. Participates as a member of the library's management team, identify and recommend changes to library procedures, plans, policy, and goals. Work cooperatively with other department heads to improve the library.

Collection Management - Directs the management of assigned library collections through selection, ordering, and weeding, while ensuring that the budget is not exceeded. Is aware of available materials and patron preferences.

Programming - Leads the planning of the department's public programs schedule for the year, identifying ideas, resources, and training needed to provide engaging and enriching services for the department's assigned population.

Community Relations- Participates in authorized community activities as a representative of the library, to develop a cooperative working relationship with citizens and community organizations. Meets with individuals and groups concerning library issues and works towards mutually acceptable resolution of concerns.

Professional Development - Is actively learning and developing skills necessary to grow as a librarian and employee. Is a member of professional associations' and attends conferences, presenting as possible. Identifies appropriate training and requests opportunity and resources to attend. Offers mentoring to others within the library and the library community.

Grant Management - Finds, applies for and manages grants to supplement youth services collection, programming, and other resources. Directs and manages other grants written within the department.

Keeps supervisor and the management team informed on work related issues, potential work issues and recommendations for new or improved ways of accomplishing the work of the library.

Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.


Considerable knowledge of Nampa city and library policies.
Considerable knowledge of the mission, vision and goals of the Nampa Public Library.
Considerable knowledge of assigned department procedures and functions.
Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of management, planning, leadership and supervision.
Considerable knowledge of assigned department budget, materials and resources.
Considerable knowledge of staff management, including selection, training, counseling, performance evaluation and record keeping.
Considerable knowledge of library resources, print and non-print, which may include but are not limited to catalogs, indexes, reference materials, circulating and non-circulating collections, and audio-visual equipment.
Considerable knowledge of community resources, libraries, and other information sources.
Awareness of current issues and events.


Ability to assist in developing, implementing, documenting and achieving Library goals and objectives.
Ability to organize and prioritize work, establish and maintain appropriate organizational structure and delegate authority to accomplish goals and objectives.
Ability to direct, motivate and lead a diverse staff.
Ability to assist staff plan, design, direct and deliver programs to meet clientele needs.
Ability to use library equipment employed in all phases or functions of assigned duties, including basic computer operation, microfiche, microfilm, and copy machine.
Ability to troubleshoot minor computer problems and other equipment malfunctions.
Ability to solve problems using diplomatic resolution strategies.
Ability to work independently and provide assistance to patrons and other library staff as needed.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


Competency Statement(s)

Analytical Thinking - Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situation, clarifying the situation, examining the facts, evaluating, interpreting and integrating solutions.

Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.

Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.

Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.

Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.

Strategic Thinking/Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved. Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgment, considering the situation, the issues, the key players, and the levels of authority involved. Proposes courses of action that further the objectives, priorities, and vision of the organization.

Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

Time Management - Ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks.

Education: Master's Degree Required, Field of Study: Library or Information Science Or Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Experience: 4 plus years of experience in Library Operation, including Supervisory experience or Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Computer Skills: Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands

Stand F
Walk F
Sit F
Manually Manipulate F
Grasp O
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder O
Speak F
Climb N
Crawl N
Squat or Kneel O
Bend O


10 lbs or less F
11-20 lbs O
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N

12 lbs or less F
13-25 lbs F
26-40 lbs O
41-100 lbs N

The work is performed in a Library environment.


All requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation, accommodations must be requested.

Manual Dexterity:
Ability to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment.
Communication: Sufficient clarity of communication (speech) or other means to enable the employee to communicate effectively, convey information accurately, and timely.

Sufficient clarity of hearing to enable the employee to hear typical conversations and receive information.

Visual Abilities:
Sufficient visual acuity or other means to enable the employee to understand information in print, electronic or other developing formats.

Physical Strength and Personal Mobility:
Sufficient personal mobility to enable the employee to function within a general library environment, manipulate 20 lbs. of materials, move a loaded book cart over carpeted floors frequently.

Dates to Submit Application:
Application and position information may be found online at: Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Nampa is an AA/EEO employer.

The City has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the City reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the City may deem appropriate.

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