City of Edinburg
  • 16-Jul-2018 to 23-Jul-2018 (CST)
  • Library -Dept #531
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 34,967.2640
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

I.         JOB SUMMARY 

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and maintain the Children's library collection and programs.  Other duties include supervising employees and volunteers; assisting with budget and long range planning; compiling daily statistics; providing monthly reports; seeking outside sources of funding; recommending policy and procedure, and other duties as required.


Requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two-year Associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school.  Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.


Requires one (1) year up to and including three (3) years' library experience in Children's area.


  • Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation.  Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
  • Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.
  • Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.


  • Requires knowledge of reference sources and Collection Development Resources.
  • Requires knowledge of library function and operations.
  • Requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or department including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/ effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed.  A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.
  • Communications skills.
  • Requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.


Note:  This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. 


  • Manage programming and planning; organize and prepare calendar of events; provide research for programming; plan and implement all Children's programs and activities.
  • Manage and maintain Children's collection of materials; prepare orders for approval; maintain monthly book budget; assist with budget and long range planning; assist in seeking outside sources of funding; compile statistics and provide reports.
  • Provide supervision to assistants; delegate responsibilities and tasks; create work schedules; and perform employee evaluations.
  • Conduct library tours; arrange school class visits; plan story time and crafts; and provide information on library programs.


General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

  • Computer               
  • Copier/Fax Machine
  • Printer/Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Musical Equipment
  • Vehicle
  • Software


Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.  Office environment.


The job has no significant exposure to hazards and physical demands are low. Duties involve working with lightweight materials and/or using force equal to lifting 20 pounds.

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