Librarian III, Phoenix Public Library

By IS Lab November 12, 2020

Phoenix Public Library

Librarian III


THIS IS A CRITICAL POSITION. During the current health crisis, any job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job.  You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Librarian III exists is to supervise the operation of a branch library or a designated program within a division, including directing the work of Librarians II, Librarians I, Library Assistants, Library Circulation Attendants, Library Clerks, Library Pages, and Municipal Security Guards performing technical, administrative, and clerical assignments; Will be assigned to lead and coordinate one or more of the system-wide library programs that includes formulated plans, goals and procedures.

Hive @ central Business Manager is responsible for the overall success of Phoenix Public Library’s small business and entrepreneur service center, hive @ central.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain successful partnerships within the business community, maintain a high quality of programs and services, build and foster relationships with key stakeholders, to adapt programs and services that support the mission and strategic plan of the Phoenix Public Library and hive@central, as well as possess strong public speaking skills as their responsibilities include presenting information about hive@central to the City Council. The hive Business Manager is responsible for writing grants to support hive programming. The Business Manager will supervise six full and part time Librarian I and Library Assistant positions.  In addition, this position will manage, coordinate and promote hive events using the Library website, online calendar, cloud hosted application, and other marketing tools. This manager is expected to successfully collaborate with other BBCL managers and coordinators, and support Library Administration strategic planning needs.   Note:  This position is exempted from the annual bid process.

Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Center Manager is a unique library branch with a dual purpose of providing regular library services coupled with helping customers with job searching skills.  The manager is responsible not only for leading the team in assisting customers with all normal routine branch library services, but also with workforce services and programs that are unique to the library system. This includes direct customer service and in-depth help with resume assistance, online application support, job fairs, and recruitment events. The manager also maintains an active connection with a community partnership list of over 400 individuals, agencies and other government departments working to help customers with workforce solutions and requires a close working relationship with Community Relations. Partnership building and outreach are key roles.

General Librarian III role will manage neighborhood and community libraries ranging in size from 6500-16,300 sq. ft.  These managers direct the work of staff ranging from 12-25 librarians, paraprofessionals, circulation, clerical and security members.   The manager is responsible for ensuring excellent library service delivery to customers, including oversight of in-house and outreach programming and community partnerships.  

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies to include specialized positions; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.


Commitment to promoting a positive work environment, with a focus on providing a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers. Ability to build and maintain assigned essential tasks depending upon the work location utilizing specialized skill set. 


$55,931 – $485,176 annually.  Candidates may be hired up to $85,176 depending upon qualifications.  Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications. 

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.  For more details, visit:  Unit 7 Benefits


  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
  • Three years of experience in professional library work
  • One year of experience performing the full range of advanced, professional library work (or at the level of Librarian II).
  • One year of experience working with the Library’s ILS, Polaris in a circulation and/or materials processing capacity.  
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings are required
  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • The City job description can be found here .
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Three or more years of supervisory experience, including two years in a library setting.


Recruitment closes December 7, 2020. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date. 


Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.



Librarian III, JC: 30230, ID#37708 

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