Librarian III – Omaha Public Library

Posted: May 7, 2018


Application Deadline: June 7, 2018

Education and Experience Requirement:
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Four years of experience in professional library work, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the field of specialization. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited (ALA) school of Library Science.

Special Requirements:
Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary training requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to various work sites.

Who Can Apply:
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

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), credit check, driver’s license form and ADA notice.

Examination Information:
The examination will consist of a structured interview which will be scheduled at a later date. The structured interview is designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The final eligibility list will be assembled from those candidates achieving a passing score of 60% on the structured interview (100% weight).

Salary Range:
$66,339.26 to $80,434.38 Annual

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 balance Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website (under 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 6/11/18.

Nature of Work:
This is professional library work which involves the adult, children, or extension services (subject departments and technical processes) of the library. Work includes allocating funds, formulating policies, solving administrative problems, and recommending the hiring and firing of subordinate staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices and materials as they relate to the field of specialization. Knowledge of library reference and research materials. Knowledge of reader interest levels, books and authors. Knowledge of effective management practices and procedures. Knowledge of acquisition procedures and the budget process. Knowledge of turn-key automation system. Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups. Ability to analyze professional and administrative problems, make recommendations and take appropriate action. Ability to interpret library policies and objectives. Ability to operate a computer keyboard and view a computer screen to access library catalog files and other data bases. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. SEE CLASSIFICATION FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES.

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 .