Los Alamos County

Recruitment Announcement

JOB TITLE:                                        Senior Librarian                                          
JOB TYPE:                                         Regular                                             
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:                Community Services-Library (Community Engagement)     
SALARY:                                            Range is $60,076-88,559.38/annually                                                 

OPENING DATE:                               September 9, 2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:                               October 7, 2019                 

Notice to All Applicants

The Los Alamos County Human Resources Division requires that you complete an application with an original signature for each position for which you apply.  The Human Resources Division will not accept your application if it is not complete and will not accept a resume in lieu of an application. The information from your resume will not be used to determine if the minimum qualifications are met.  All qualifying information must appear on the application.

The hiring salary is based upon relevant education and experience at or beyond the minimum qualifications.


Los Alamos Public Library System is looking for a dynamic, innovation librarian to be our Community Engagement Librarian. This newly created senior level position leads our efforts to develop, market, and deliver, innovation programs and services to meet community needs.

The Los Alamos County Library System welcomes applicants with public library experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and experience building multi-partner collaborations. The Community Engagement Librarian will collaborate with others to identify community needs, develop strategic programming goals and evaluate programs for effectiveness.  This librarian will create and lead the programming team, supervise one library specialist and volunteers, write and manage grants, and market library programs and services including managing the library website and overseeing the library’s social media presence.

Los Alamos County is a small community that possesses a world-wide reputation for scientific and technological development. Community life features small-town living with friendly neighbors, low crime and an excellent school system. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound, with plenty of hiking and biking trails, skiing at the local Pajarito Ski Resort, and visits to nearby Valles Caldera National Preserve and Bandelier National Monument.


Minimum Qualifications:

Additional Qualifications for Senior Librarian:

Preferred Qualifications:

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the Library Manager or Assistant Library Manager, oversees the operations of one or more specialty library services, and performs a range of complex and specialized library tasks requiring a high level of professional expertise and customer service skills.  Provides guidance, leadership, and coordination to library services staff in areas such as circulation, reference, web and electronic services, youth services, systems administration, and materials cataloging, acquisition and processing, community engagement and program development. Participates in the development of operating policies and procedures, systems to maintain records, and quality standards.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. 

The general level and nature of this position are described in the headings below.  This is not an all- inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Senior Librarian:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Additional Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Senior Librarian:

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand. The employee regularly uses manual and finger dexterity and visual acuity to complete tasks. The employee routinely uses a full range of mobility in upper and lower body; reaches overhead; works in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time. The employee must be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to lift 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or another person. 

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a library environment with a moderate noise level, occasionally working under stressful conditions and for extended periods of time. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers. Evening, holiday, and weekend work outside of normal business hours may be required as well as travel and attendance at meetings.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:


How to Apply:

Apply online at http://www.losalamosnm.usor give us a call at 505-662-8040 for questions.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application.  Some documents can be provided in accessible formats. Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.


Selection Procedure:

The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.