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Date: Feb 6, 2020

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Requisition No: 136741 

Agency: Department of State


Position Number: 45000265 

Salary:  $38,659.92 - $43,529.45 

Posting Closing Date: 03/07/2020 

Department of State

Government Operations Consultant II

Division of Library and Information Services

Bureau of Library Development


Open Competitive


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least three years of professional work experience, post-Master’s degree, developing and delivering management or leadership training
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A cover letter addressing the required knowledge, skills and abilities specified in the advertisement


  • A Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Experience working with statewide or regional or project specific library data
  • Experience in project administration
  • Experience writing grant applications

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops, coordinates, administers and evaluates the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. Develops and executes communications plans for this leadership program. Participates in the continued development and implementation of the program, in collaboration with external partners and vendors.

Provides consulting services to public library administrators and staff, governing officials, library board members, and citizen supporters to encourage best practices with respect to library leadership and succession planning. Liaises with grantees to manage associated projects.

Works in a team environment within the Bureau to plan and implement Bureau and Division activities, including library leadership opportunities; writes publications, grant applications and project reports. Efforts are consistent with the Division's strategic plan.

Performs other related duties as required. Ensures conformance to all state and departmental rules and regulations.


  • Experience with: Creating curricula; face to face and online teaching; course evaluation; building partnerships.
  • 3 years’ experience developing/delivering management and/or leadership training.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft word and PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Travel within the state one week per most months
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee