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Date: Oct 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 251961 

Agency: Department of State


Position Number: 45000245 

Salary:  $38,659.92 

Posting Closing Date: 11/05/2020 

Department of State

Library Program Administrator - SES

Division of Library and Information Services

Bureau of Library and Network Services


Open Competitive


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in library science, or related program, from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience.
  • Cover letter addressing the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in acquisitions or collection development.
  • Experience providing reference and research services to library users.
  • Experience with circulation and/or InterLibrary Loan.

Special Note:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the State Library's materials book budget as well as all of the associated collection development and acquisitions activities.

Supervises and manages the operation of the activities and staff of the Library Lending Section. This includes statistics, narrative reports, performance appraisals, development of performance expectations, position descriptions, recruitment and disciplinary actions.

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.

Promotes the library and services through presentations, webinars, tours and other types of targeted communication.

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 evaluate and make recommendations about the selection of library material
  • Ability to work with, and balance, budgets
  • Ability to supervise people
  • 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
  • At least two years of professional library experience
  • Occasional travel & occasional weekend work

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee