Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Department Information
The Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans.  We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community.

Library Services
  • 6 locations
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines
  • Database and language learning programs
  • Public computers
  • Study space
  • Retirement centers and community events and programs or activities for all ages

Cultural Services
  • Aurora History Museum
  • Aurora Fox Theater
  • Bicentennial Arts Center
  • The Show Wagon
  • Art in Public Places collection (over 240 commissioned pieces around the city)

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as liaison to Information Technology department;
  • Runs, manages and monitors the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Millennium software for critical Library business and services;
  • Acts as liaison when appropriate to the City's I.T. Dept., makes and advises policy decisions as appropriate for Library functions, enables approved enhancements to customer services, and acts as liaison to related Colorado library community meetings and communications with Prospector, Interlibrary Loan, etc; 
  • Coordinate with the statewide library courier requirements;
  • Responds to and solves problems from staff on III related issues;
  • Maintains a high level of technical proficiency concerning all aspects of the ILS;
  • Supervises the Library's Acquisitions staff that conduct collection development activities;
  • Supervises Cataloging activities, Interlibrary Loan services, Library Division's mail room and courier activities, coordinates intrastate delivery of materials per deadlines and agreements as required to ensure continued collaboration and sharing with other library systems;
  • Supervises/coordinates the Baker & Taylor agreement for purchasing library items, as well as the delivery of online bibliographic records for the online catalog used by customers;
  • Supervises/coordinates the assessment and purchase of media (CDs, DVDs, audio books, digital books), ensuring quality, adherence to contracts, and connectivity as related to the online and digital book files;
  • Supervises/coordinates the assessment and order of reference databases, working with State agreement;
  • Participates in Library Division management decisions as related to use of III software, in particular technical changes that impact the provision of customer service;
  • Provides direct customer service as needed to customers to aid with technical issues beyond the knowledge of regular public library staff;
  • Maintains and monitors system/servers, administers interfaces with other systems;
  • Ensures performance, security and availability of databases;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  

  • Master's Degree in Information Systems or Library science 

Experience:  
  • 3 years of professional librarian experience. Public library experience preferred.
  • Lead or supervisory experience is preferred

Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

Our ideal candidate must possess:
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting database issues
  • Vendor relation skills
  • Strong proficiency with SQL and its variation among popular databases
  • Knowledge of Basic Scripting and Web Management

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Some speech and hearing to maintain communications with other employees and citizens
 
Work Environment
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment; occasionally works nights and weekend
 
 
Equipment Used
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
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For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
 
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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