Librarian III - Branch Manager -- Fort Bend County Library -- Missouri City, TX


Oversees the daily activities of a central library unit or branch library to ensure effective use of its facilities. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the library unit, reports problems with building and grounds, performs inventory, recommends equipment for purchase. Interviews, trains, schedules, supervise and reviews performance of assigned staff. Recommends selection of new employees, employee transfers/promotions, disciplining and discharging employees. Keeps statistical records of unit activities and prepares appropriate reports. Prepares preliminary unit budget. Tracks or monitors budget expenditures. Performs collection development and recommends materials for selection, prepares orders, weeds damaged and outdated materials. Attends monthly Branch Managers or Youth Services, Department Head, Collection Development and Database meetings. Attends conferences, training and workshops as appropriate. Provides guidance and support to staff in the use of bibliographic and computer-assisted services. Interacts with the library patrons to assist them in selecting materials and meeting informational needs. Searches on-line catalog, databases and print sources to answer complex patron inquiries. Represents the library system at schools, community groups or professional associations. Plans and conducts tours and programs for adults or children. Recommends changes in policies and procedures. In the Youth Services Department, plans, conducts and oversees story time, Summer Reading Club programs and other youth related activities. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school required. Knowledge of current library practices and technologies. Three years job related experience post-MLS, with a minimum one year of management experience. Computer skills; good verbal and written communication; supervisory and organizational skills; interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials; ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. Requires evening and weekend work as assigned. Valid Drivers License.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 12, $2,197.60 - $2,586.40 biweekly based on qualifications
AVAILABLE: Monday, December 14, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at

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