County of Los AngelesLos Angeles 90071
Full Time

Reviews and analyzes capital project and refurbishment proposals to provide financial input on service needs.

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Assistant Library Administrator

County of Los Angeles
Full Time Los Angeles Central Library, Central Library, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States


TYPE OF RECRUITMENTOpen Competitive Job Opportunity


The application filing period will begin June 6, 2023, at 8:00 AM (PST). This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


MAPP - This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP) Schedule 8. Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computers and internet access and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents through its eighty-five (85) libraries and mobile fleet of vehicles. LA County library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing equity and access to public services for all.

LA County Library seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. The library fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness, so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Check Out Our Outstanding Benefits! 

Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation.

  • Flexible Benefit Plans - The County provides each employee with a monthly "benefit allowance" they can use to pay for benefits, allowing employees to choose among a variety of pre-tax and after-tax benefits. 
  • Robust Retirement Packages - Contributory-defined benefit plan; optional tax-deferred income plans that may include a county matching contribution up to 4% of employee's salary.
  • Generous Maternity and Family Leave Benefits
  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year.

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The Position:  
Assists in managing of library services within a region or specialized system-wide service.

Positions allocable to this class work under the general direction of a Library Administrator with particular responsibility for library services in a library region, or plan, direct and coordinate a major Countywide service such as development, acquisitions, or bibliographic access. Incumbents must have thorough knowledge of library trends, practice, and administration in combination with highly specialized professional or technical proficiency in their particular area of assignment and have the ability to impart this knowledge to others. Supervisory positions exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and the departmental policies, rules, locations, and services.

Essential Job Functions

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Assists the Library Administrator in administering a region.
  • Supervises subordinate managers in a region or specialized system-wide services.
  • Reviews and analyzes capital project and refurbishment proposals to provide financial input on service needs.
  • Plans and oversees the use of funds derived from dedicated tax revenue.
  • Prepares Board Letters, delegated authority agreements, correspondence, written reports, and special assignments at the request of the County Librarian and Executive Management.
  • Assists in administrative functions such as budget preparation and control, personnel selection and development, and facility operations and maintenance.
  • Recommends new or expanded library services, materials collections, and facilities within a region or service program.
  • Assists in formulating , developing  and implementing departmental goals, objectives, programs and policies.
  • Responds in writing or verbally to sensitive or controversial inquiries or complaints.
  • Leads or participates in departmental committees.
  • Prepares regular reports regarding services, programs and operations.
  • Assists the Head of Technical Services by directing the acquisition of new, additional and replacement copies of books and periodicals for use throughout the Library.
  • Visits libraries within region regularly, and other agencies.
  • Directs the classification and cataloging of library materials for use throughout the Library.
  • Plans, develops and coordinates a major department-wide service such as Collection Development or Youth or Adult Services. 

There are two options to qualify for this position:

Option I: A Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited* college or university in Library Science or Information Science - AND - one (1) year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian V** which includes immediate charge of a very large community library having a minimum of ten (10) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff.

Option II: A Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited* college or university in Library Science or Information Science - AND - Two (2) years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian IV*** which includes immediate charge of a large community library having a minimum of five (5) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff, or centralized responsibilities for coordinating specialized library programs.

License: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Physical Class II – Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.


Out of Class experience will not be accepted for the examination.

* In order to receive credit for the required degreeyou MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of application filing. If you are unable to attach the required document(s) to your application at the time of filing, you must email the required document(s) within seven (7) calendar days from the date of application submission to . Please reference your full name, exam title, and exam number on the email subject line. Unofficial transcripts will NOT be accepted to meet the educational requirement. NOTE: The institution must be accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). A list of ALA accredited programs is available on the ALA website at: Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. More information available at

**In the service of Los Angeles County, a Librarian V is defined as 1) having immediate charge of a very large community library including the supervision of at least ten (10) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff combined; or 2) directs and coordinates department-wide specialized reference services. For a full description of LA County's Librarian V classification, refer to class specification 

***In the service of Los Angeles County, a Librarian IV is defined as 1) having immediate charge of a large community library including the supervision of at least five (5) full-time librarians and other non-professional staff combined; 2) coordinates a regional specialized library service or department-wide special service program; 3) performs highly specialized work evaluating and selecting materials for the department's collection; 4) directs the performance of difficult Technical Services support functions.  For a full description of LA County's Librarian IV classification, refer to class specification .

Additional Information

This examination will consist of an interview, weighted 100%. The interview will assess education, training, experience, personal fitness, general knowledge, and ability to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates must meet the requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination to be placed on the eligible register. 
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Passing this examination and being placed on the eligible register do not guarantee an offer of employment.

Available Shift: Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, and weekends.

Vacancy Information: The resulting eligible list will be used to fill vacancies throughout LA County Library.  

Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO): The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI): The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. LA County Library is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

Application and Filing Information:Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on the last filing date.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Please add “,” as well as, and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Social Security Number: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
No Sharing of User ID and Password: All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Computer & Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Refer to their website for updated information at .

Department Contact Name: Maria Andrade
Department Contact Phone: 

Department Contact Email: 
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922 

ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 940-8434
ADA Coordinator Email: 
Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477