Librarian I – Omaha Public Library

Posted: October 15, 2018 This exam is OPEN COMPETITIVE for:

Application Deadline: November 5, 2018

Required Education & Experience:
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Master of Library Science degree or Master of Science in Library or Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) OR Bachelor’s degree AND Three (3) years of experience working in a library or related experience in teaching, recreation, social work, or a related field OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:
Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to locations throughout the City during the course of the work day. Must be able to work flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends.

Who Can Apply:
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described above.

How To Apply:
Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Contact Points:
City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: Email:

Required Forms:
On-line Application: including Applicant’s Authorization to Release Information, Equal Employment Opportunities Form (Record Keeping Only) and ADA notice.

Examination Information:
The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be given to candidates once their application has been received, reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form will be emailed to candidates on November 6, 2018 and must be completed/returned to the Human Resources Department by November 13, 2018 (passing score 50%/ weighted 100%).

Salary Range:
$49,655.32 to $60,200.14 Annual

Benefits: Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years; five days of management leave per year if employed on the first day of the payroll year; sick leave and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee’s group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at (under the Benefits) for detailed information.

Veteran’s Points:
To claim five (5) points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional five (5) points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted by 11/13/18.

Nature of Work:
This is entry-level professional library work in various phases of library operations within the municipal library system. Work includes providing excellent customer service, making recommendations for material acquisition, performing reference work in specialty fields and planning and conducting outreach and programs. Work may also include assigning and following up on the work of clerical and para-professional employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
(Any one position may not perform all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.) Knowledge of standard library principles, procedures and materials. Knowledge of library reference and research materials. Knowledge of reader interest levels, books and authors. Knowledge of new and emerging technologies and their implications for libraries. Ability to conduct reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized technical information. Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups. Ability to operate a computer keyboard and view a computer screen to access library catalog files. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. Ability to maintain accurate records of cash reports, circulation statistics, etc. Ability to stimulate the interest of readers in library resources. FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES, SEE THE JOB CLASSIFICATION.

Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver’s license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION OR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION BY EMAILING .