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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 71026 

Agency: Department of State

Working Title: DOS-LIBRARIAN SPECIALIST - 45000972

Position Number: 45000972 

Salary:  $30,988.68 

Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2019 

Department of State

Librarian Specialist

Division of Library and Information Services

Bureau of Library and Network Services

Open Competitive

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of professional library experience.


  • Experience providing reference and research services to library users.
  • Experience working with federal or state documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is professional work within the Division of Library and Information Services responsible for, including but not limited to, the following duties:

Provides complex reference and research services as requested by state agency personnel and the general public. Provides complex on-line searches of multiple database services for bibliographic citations and full-text articles on subjects requested by patrons.  Assists users in research directing their use of multiple sources and collections. Utilizes materials in all formats from all collections. Keeps appropriate statistics regarding the usage of collection.

Responsible for maintenance of the Federal Documents Collection.  Directs assigned staff in processing documents.  Responsible for adding information to the catalog, and for claiming, weeding and binding of the collection.  Responsible for reports, surveys and correspondence with the Government Printing Office.  Serves as the State Data Center Coordinator for the U. S. Census. 

Plans, directs and schedules activities of the Reference Unit and acts as the local coordinator for Ask-a-Librarian. Plans and implements workloads, workflows, work objectives and time utilization of reference unit employees.  Participates in proposal, development and implementation of policies and practices for the reference unit.  Generates reports and statistical data for management decision making.

Promotes the library and services through presentations, webinars, tours and other types of targeted communication and participates in area federal depository activities.

Performs other work related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of library and information science. 
  • Ability to provide reference and research services to library users. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities. 
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and ability to work with a variety of computer applications.
  • Ability to perform extended data entry, lift and process boxes of books that may weigh up to 20 pounds, bend and reach to shelve materials, climb and descend stairs.
  • Willingness to push loaded book trucks.

Special Note:

  • Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.
  • You must be willing to work at least two Saturdays per year.
  • You must be able to lift and process boxes of books that may weigh up to 20 pounds, bend and reach to shelve materials, climb and descend stairs.
  • You must be willing to push loaded book trucks.
  • There may be occasional travel.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICES: 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

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