5 Things on Your Resume That Make You Sound Too Old

The format and contents of your resume says a lot about your age. Age discrimination is a fact of life in today’s job market. This goes both ways for the young and the old. I want to discuss the signs that you are over 50 years of age and, hopefully, get you past the initial gatekeepers who might think you are too old.

Home Address

For many years, we sent our resume and cover letter through the mail. We put our home address right on the top. Fact is, there is no longer a need to put your home address on the resume anymore.

There are other reasons not to include your home address:

  • Economic profiling
  • Length of commute
  • Personal safety

If the employer needs your home mailing address, they can ask for it.

E-Mail Address

One sure sign that you are over 50 is to have a aol.com e-mail address, or even an e-mail address from your cable provider like rr.com on your resume.

Either sign up for a gmail address or get an e-mail forwarding service from:

  • A professional society – I have had e-mail addresses from IEEE and ACM both technology associations
  • Your Alumni Association – I have an e-mail address from my Northwestern Alumni Association
  • Get your own domain – I have one client who acquired his full name as a domain name like MarcMiller.com

All of these options say something about your professional brand.

I always recommend using a separate e-mail address for your job search.

Home Phone Number

Who under 45 years of age still has a home phone? We ditched our home phone five years ago, and I am quite a bit older than 45. If you still have a home phone and do not want to give out your cell phone number, get a Google Voice number. Put the Google Voice number on your resume as your cell number. You can set it up so that it will ring on multiple phones (both home and cell). It can be configured to transcribe the message, and then e-mail and text you the transcription. Some of the transcriptions can be really funny. I had one recruiter leave me a message and her name was transcribed as stressed out waters.

Double Space After Period

I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how most of us were taught to type on a typewriter. Therefore, most of us who do this (I have taught myself to stop putting two spaces after a period and it was hard) are over 50 years of age.

Over the years, I have heard that this has been used as a method of screening out older candidates.

Skills

Limit the skills you list on your resume to current and relevant skills. I have seen many technical resumes that list every system, software program, and technology that the applicant has ever worked on.

I could list that I wrote MS-DOS control programs, wrote machine level code developing word processors, managed IBM mainframe computers, and lots of other obsolete technologies. Unless I was applying for a position that required these skills, all it tells the reader is I am over 50 years of age and maybe older.

Look at your resume—what does it say about your age? Show it to others and ask them what it says about you.

Age discrimination is a fact of life in the job market today. You do not want to be filtered out by the staff who are screening initial resumes and lose the opportunity to demonstrate your talents and skills.

* Article found at https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141013131941-4524580-what-does-your-resume-say-about-your-age.

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Re-entry-Second Chance Program -Apply by 10/17/14

The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-entry will continue accepting applications for the Second Chance Program (A program for ex-felons) through Friday, October 17, 2014. Applications can be obtained online at: https://reentry.shelbycountytn.gov

The site will also give you information about the Second Chance program, answer frequently asked questions and the process taken upon an applicant completing an application.

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WREG-TV CAREER FAIR – Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00am – 12 noon

Tribune Media Company dba WREG-TV will host a career fair for public participation on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00am – 12 noon. Some job descriptions will be available for those interested in careers in Broadcasting. There are not openings in all positions. See list of openings below. 

This is an opportunity to introduce the local job market to possible careers in Broadcasting. Station management will be present to answer questions about careers in the industry and share information about the education and experience required to qualify for various positions. 

 

When:   Tuesday, October 14, 2014 –   9:00am to 12 noon 

 Where: WREG News Channel 3, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103

 Open positions as of Friday, September 19, 2014: 

  • Investigative Reporter
  • ENG Editor
  • Operator (Part-time)
  • Reporter/Anchor
  • Director (Production)
  • Producer

Applications and Resumes should be submitted online athttp://intranet.tribunemedia.com/home/Pages/Default.aspx under Jobseekers. Interested persons should only respond to the list of vacant positions.

 

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Open Positions @ Sheraton – Memphis

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CDS Security Openings for Kroger in Jonesboro, AR

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Electronics Recycling 10-18-14

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Cutter Operator – Dexter Solutions

Dexter Solutions

Company Name: Dexter Solutions

Job location: 3493 Lamar Ave. Memphis, TN 38118

Job Title: 2nd Shift Cutter Operator

Job Description:

  • Ensure that paper stock is cut to the correct dimensions and meets the specified quality standards.
  • Lift, job, and correctly cut all types and weights of paper within allotted time frame.
  • Read and understand all job orders to cutting.
  • Set computer program to each job as necessary.
  • Move material via pallet jacks or forklifts as needed.
  • Replace/adjust cutting blade as necessary.
  • Follow daily preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Record and report production date accurately and neatly.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Forklift Certification
  • Experience in print manufacturing preferred
  • Understand Mathematics, ability to read a ruler
  • Ability to handle deadlines.
  • Basic programming/computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid judgment and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail

Physical Demands:

Vision, standing for sustained periods, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 80 lbs. for sustained periods.

Overtime may be required on short notice.

Position Open until Filled

Contact: Applicants can fill out the employment application for Dexter Solutions in person or send resume to careers@dexterhospitality.com with job title in the subject line.

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Block Party for Peace & Picnic – Oct 24-26, 2014

Block Party for Peace

October 24-26, 2014

Ed Rice Community Center & Park

2907 Watkins, Memphis, TN 38127
Bigger, Better and Hotter than ever!

Click Here for Schedule of Events

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Program Specialist – TNCSA

Tennessee Community Services Agency

Position Announcement

Position Title: Program Specialist 3 / Independent Support Coordinator

Department:  Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) Program

Status:  Full-Time

Location:  Jackson/Memphis

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Announcement Date: October 10, 2014

Deadline to Apply:  October 24, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION

Independent Support Coordination Program assists individuals with intellectual and development delays to live as independently as possible within their communities through the provision of community-based services.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting individuals and their families/caregivers in navigating the DIDD system.
  • Conducting monthly visits with individuals throughout West Tennessee.
  • Developing person-centered plans of care.
  • Monitoring provider agencies and evaluating progress toward goal attainment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work or a related field.
  • 1 to 2 years of work related experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must authorize the release of any investigative and criminal records obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to the Tennessee Community Services Agency.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a current resume indicating the position and location for which you are applying to:

Tennessee Community Services Agency

Attention: April Curlin, P.O. Box 368, Union City, TN 38281

OR Fax: (731) 884-2644 Email: april.curlin@tncsa.com

Tennessee Community Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to political affiliation, religion, gender, age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

 

 

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Memphis Goodwill Job Openings

GoodwillCurrent Job Openings

http://goodwillmemphis.org/jobs/

 

All applicants interested in applying for employment must complete an application to include the POSITION TITLE applied for and LOCATION of interest.

Applications are accepted at all store locations during regular business hours. You can find a store near you on Locations page.

“We encourage those individuals with disabilities to apply for job opportunities at Memphis Goodwill.”

Job Openings:

  • Job Center Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Assistant Team Leader (Assistant Store Manager)
  • Key Holder
  • Cashier
  • Sales Associate
  • Production Associate
  • ADC Attendant, Janitor
  • Janitor/Attendant Jackson, TN and Henning, TN

http://goodwillmemphis.org/jobs/

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Spanish Teacher – Dubois Charter Schools

W.E.B. DuBois Charter Schools Consortium

Overview

The W.E.B. DuBois Consortium of Charter Schools is a new organization of charter schools. We are cutting edge education at its best!! The W.E.B. DuBois Consortium of Charter Schools is an exciting and high-potential alternative in the broader spectrum of school reform that provides opportunities for underserved students and communities.  Our theme-based curricular give teachers the freedom to try new strategies to inspire student achievement.  Our students are immersed in real-world; hands-on learning environments which make education come to life! We are seeking passionate, innovative, and high-quality professionals who are looking to make a difference in the lives of children.

Working Job Title: Teacher-Spanish

Building/Campus: Various

Work Days and Hours:  10 months Monday-Friday May be required to work some Saturdays

Job Posting Type: At Large

Job Type: Teacher

Description:

This position is responsible for professional instructions designed to prepare students for postsecondary education and to be competitive in a global workforce in the 21st century.

Additional Job Information:

    • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality
    • Cultivates a positive educational environment conducive to learning and supports respect for human dignity and individual differences
    • Assists Principal and Curriculum Coordinator with curriculum development and revisions
    • Establishes and maintains classroom management procedures and standards of student behavior
    • Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student activities and conduct
    • Plans and implements curriculum; prepares lesson plans, and other instructional material to meet the individual needs of students within local and state curriculum standards based on the academic, social, physical, and emotional levels of student development
    • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district, and administrative regulations
    • Develops and implements a system for student assessments; assesses students’ progress toward learning objectives; and provide students with feedback for learning activities
    • Identifies students’ needs and communicates with parents/guardians, administrators, and other professionals  to develop educational program to resolve academic, social, emotional, or behavioral concerns
    • Fosters positive relationships with students, parents/guardians, and community stakeholders
    • Participates in professional development activities to enhance job knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Performs any other duties within the scope of employment and certification, as assigned by the Principal and not otherwise prohibited by law or in conflict with contract to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the school

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor’s degree and valid Tennessee license with endorsement in grade/subject, eligible for reciprocity, or eligible for licensure in content area. Must be highly qualified

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiar with regulations and guidelines of Common Core standards
  • Demonstrates general knowledge of curriculum  and instruction: educational planning, instructional delivery, classroom management, and assessment
  • Possesses strong human relation skills to meet the needs of a diverse population
  • Demonstrates initiative, perception and a broad knowledge of human behavior to understand the individual learning styles of students

Open Date: 10/9/14

Grades: Middle/Jr. High 6-8: High 9-12;

Interested applicants can apply online at www.duboiscsc.org

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Free Document Shredding Day 10/18/14 9-12

BBB Secure Your ID Day

Who: Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South

With Local Partners: Cintas Document Management and The Commercial Appeal

What: Free on-the-spot document shredding plus tips and resources for protecting your identity

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9:00 am – noon

Where: The Commercial Appeal, 495 Union Avenue, Memphis TN 38103

How: Bring up to 5 boxes or bags of documents to be shredded and take home the tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are okay.

Express Lane for those with 1 or 2 boxes. Line up facing west on Union in the left turn lane.  Those with 3-5 boxes should line up on Union facing east in the right turn lane.

For more information, call the BBB at 901-759-1300 or 800-222-8754.

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CDL Driver – Goodwill in Hernando, MS

Goodwill ManasotaDriver CDL Class A needed for Goodwill North Mississippi (Hernando, MS)

Day shift Driver needed with clean CDL class A License.  Must be available to work weekends.

Job Description

Innovative, fast-paced, community-oriented organization seeking qualified, courteous, Class A Drivers for day shift.  Under the direct supervision of the Transportation Manager, is responsible for day-to-day transportation of material goods, and mail between various locations and corporate offices.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensures that assigned deliveries and pick-ups of materials, merchandise, and mail are completed in a timely manner and in accordance with organization policies and procedures. -
  • Ensures that the loading and unloading of vehicles is performed utilizing sound safety practices (i.e. lifting, use of proper equipment, etc.) and that accidents are reported in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor. -
  • Operates assigned vehicles in a safe and lawful manner, in accordance with Federal DOT regulated and local State laws and company policies and procedures. -
  • Operates all organization vehicles commensurate with (Class “A”) license classification. -
  • Provides day-to-day instruction and on-site lead of assistant drivers to ensure that work is performed in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures. -
  • Reports needed vehicle repairs and/or maintenance needs to the Team Leader in a timely manner. -
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative, functional work relationship with team members and leadership. -
  • Daily completes all required paperwork (i.e. vehicle logs, maintenance reports, mileage reports, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner, in accordance with policies and procedures. -
  • Maintains vehicles in a clean, neat, and safe manner through regularly scheduled cleanings, in accordance with organization’s policies and procedures -
  • Performs routine maintenance checks (i.e. fluid levels, etc.) on vehicles in a timely manner, in accordance with organization’s policies and procedures. -
  • Attends in-service and related training as assigned by team leader. -
  • Performs other duties as assigned by team leader.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with team leader, team members, customers, and clients.
  2. Ability to maintain a positive, friendly attitude and a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance.
  3. Ability to stand for extended periods of time, to lift up to 60 pounds on a regular basis.
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Must be able to work overtime if needed.
  6. Must work weekends
  7. Teamwork Skills
  8. Positive Attitude
  9. Must have the medical card up to date.
  10. Must have copy of the MVR

Training and Experience:

  1. Experience driving a large commercial vehicle.
  2. Must possess a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with a safe driving record. Must be able to drive organization vehicles commensurate with (Class “A”) license classification as a condition of employment.
  3. Must be able to read a street map.

Position includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance -Paid Time off Plan -Life Insurance -Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance -Supplemental group term life insurance -401k Savings Plan + Employer Matching -Educational Assistance -Store Discount -Plenty of room for growth and advancement

Position Open: 10/1/2014 Position Closes: 10/15/14

All interested candidates should send their resumes to: nmsgimi@gmail.com

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Latest City of Memphis Job Postings

For a complete listing of job openings please visit web site at www.memphistn.gov. 

Closing Date – October 17, 2014

THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES THAT CITY EMPLOYEES MUST ESTABLISH RESIDENCE WITHIN SHELBY COUNTY WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.   PROOF OF RESIDENCE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

 

POSITION:     REVENUE MANAGER– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $59,176.00 – $91,728.00 BI-WEEKLY: $2,276.00 – $3,528.00     Finance/Financial Strategic Planning      J.O. #14-182

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Finance with responsibility for maximizing the collection of current and delinquent revenues due to all departments and divisions of the City of Memphis (City). Develops and oversees strategic initiatives for short- and long-term improvements to the City’s current revenue structure and its existing revenue collection procedures; identifies opportunities to improve the cash management process, control, and accountability in revenue accounting. Documents, informs, disseminates, and regularly updates City policies and procedures related to revenue collection and ensures compliance. Collaborates with the Finance Director, Budget Manager, City Attorney’s Office, and Chief Administrative Officer to monitor, analyze, and advise of the cost of recovery of fees, strategic rate setting, and potential new revenue sources. Ensures all employees receiving revenue on behalf of the City are trained adequately and have access to any and all resources that are necessary to perform their duties properly, efficiently, and effectively. Monitors collection trends, amounts, and timing of revenue receipts as documented and recorded by individuals with the responsibility for collections and recording of revenue. Prepares a variety of documents and reports using various computer software applications.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Participates in the coordination, preparation, and presentation of the City’s annual operating and capital improvement budgets
  2. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with external agencies, City and County officials, and staff members at all levels. Ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer, calculator, and telephone required.  

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:   Work is performed in an office environment. Travel to meetings across the City of Memphis and occasional out-of-town travel may be required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or a related field and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in finance and/or accounting with four (4) of the eight (8) years leading financial processes; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Public Administration preferred. Knowledge of various software applications, including MS Office and Oracle, preferred. Experience in local government or private sector project management, budgeting/accounting, federally or state-funded projects, community work, or city/regional planning preferred. Experience with computer-based data collection, planning, and reporting preferred.

 

POSITION:     SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $46,966.40 – $71,864.00 BI-WEEKLY: $1,806.40 – $2,764.00     Public Works/Environmental Administration      J.O. #14-180 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the Administrator of Environmental Construction. Compiles, forecasts, prepares, monitors, and analyzes the service center operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets, industrial sewer billing, contract administration, and purchasing activities ensuring accuracy and timeliness of all transactions and accounting functions. Serves as liaison for all financial issues within the service center. Manages the process of coding, billing, and collecting industrial sewer fees. Monitors all budgetary aspects of the City’s consent decree program. Administers contracts from inception to completion and manages vendor relationships. Reviews capital expenditures and inter-fund billings and prepares resolutions and other paperwork necessary to appropriate funds. Provides budgetary oversight of expenditures and revenues and makes recommendations regarding the transfer of funds within accounts. Reviews and approves financial documents relating to accounts payable, accounting, and purchasing. Monitors vehicle and equipment purchases to ensure the funds are spent as budgeted. Compiles data and prepares documents for the sale of revenue bonds. Provides ongoing assistance to managers and administrators regarding purchasing procedures and accounting decisions. Uses the City’s financial systems for research and review of data and reports to process check requests, requisitions, inter-fund bills, etc. Provides research in preparation of contracts and amendments. Confers with vendors to obtain product information. Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of bid and purchasing documents to ensure the best price reflecting the quality, quantity, and specifications required. Analyzes quotations, and recommends selection of suppliers. Monitors contract compliance and recommends corrective action. Confers with management and supervisory personnel regarding the resolution of service issues. Mediates/resolves elevated vendor concerns. Maintains the service center personnel complement. Supervises, plans, coordinates, and reviews the work of the service center’s associate accountants. Creates/prepares correspondence, statistical reports, charts, graphs, presentation materials, etc. for management using various computer software applications.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with staff members at all levels. Ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer and telephone required.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or closely related field and five (5) years of professional administrative functions including budget preparation, purchasing, and administering contracts preferably in a public sector environment with three (3) of the five (5) years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications and Oracle preferred.

 

POSITION:     COURT RECORDS CLERK– (1 Opening) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $12.79/HR – 60 DAYS; $14.61/HR – 5 MONTHS     City Court Clerk’s Office/Judicial Legislative      J.O. #14-179 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under supervision performs clerical duties in the operation of the Traffic Violations Bureau and City Courts: Answers routine phone calls and requests for information; maintains files of all court documents; keys various information into the computer, such as traffic ticket information, citations, continuance dates, etc.; sends final notices and issues summons to appear in court; sets court dates and instructs involved parties when to appear in court; prepares court dockets and calls cases in the courtroom; records case disposition, court orders, and arrangement for payment of court fees; collects fees or fines and records amounts collected; and performs research on court docket at the request of attorneys or defendants.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily desk work.  Requires ability to operate personal computer.  Requires ability to communicate orally and in writing.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment, which involves contact with staff and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduation; or any combination of experience and training, which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

 

POSITION:     AC/REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $59,967.70 BI-WEEKLY: $2,306.45     General Services/Property Maintenance      J.O. #14-178 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor in General Services. Performs routine maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and installation of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Removes and installs various compressors, motors, condensing units, and/or furnaces of assorted sizes in various locations such as basements, roofs, and ground level. Welds copper, threads, and pipes and installs refrigerant, water, and other piping as necessary. Performs maintenance such as changing belts and filters. Operates vehicles ranging in size from 3/4 ton service van to 2 ton bucket truck (4 speed shift).  Fabricates sheet metal duct work, plenums, etc.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires the ability to carry and handle equipment such as tool pouch weighing approximately 25 lbs. Carries, sets up, and climbs ladders with loads weighing up to 75 lbs. Requires the ability to stoop, bend, reach, push, and pull.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors and outdoors.  May be exposed to various weather conditions, confined spaces, fumes, dust, odors, and noise.  Requires the use and wear of protective gear as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduate or equivalent and five (5) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must possess and maintain a 1st Class Proficiency Refrigeration License and a Master Gas License as a condition of continued employment. Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment.

 

***GRANT FUNDED POSITION***                                                                 

POSITION:     LIBRARY AGENCY II MANAGER– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $37,939.20 – $57,283.20 BI-WEEKLY: $1,459.20 – $2,203.20     Parks & Neighborhoods/Library      J.O. #14-181 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of a Regional Manager to manage the operations and maintain the safety standards of a level II agency. Performs adult, young adult, and children’s readers’ advisory and reference services. Identifies barriers to library services, such as illiteracy, homelessness, poverty, etc., that might prohibit learning within a library setting and recommends educational tactics/programs to enable learning. Manages the overall productivity, policies, goals, and objectives of a library agency. Manages and directs the work of subordinate personnel. Develops and uses instruments and procedures, such as community needs analysis, community scanning, community mapping, etc., for assessing the needs of the community and the library agency’s effectiveness within the community. Conducts trainings for staff development, provides work direction and assignment of duties, evaluates work performance, and in consultation with the Regional Manager, administers discipline, and makes hiring, promotion, and discharge recommendations for library agency personnel. Coordinates the collection of books, audio-visual materials, and magazines, etc., with system-wide, regional, and library agency staff; manages the library agency’s budget. Communicates information from meetings and other sources to staff; composes various written materials, such as policies, memorandum, agency reports; Makes oral presentations pertaining to library services. Serves as a liaison between the library and community organizations, schools, government boards, and commissions. Serves as a leader, facilitator, and/or member of various library committees; develops operational and strategic plans on behalf of the library agency. Implements systems for gathering statistics. Monitors the physical condition of facilities and equipment for damages, security, and safety standards and submits reports of impairment and safety, if necessary.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment, such as computer and telephone. Requires some stooping, bending, stretching, lifting, carrying, and moving throughout the building. May lift books weighing up to 40 lbs.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in a public library environment. Occasional travel to meetings across the City and out-of-town may be required.  Some evening, weekend, or holiday work may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school or a master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and three (3) years’ experience in library operations with one (1) of the three (3) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Experience in a large public library agency preferred.

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Free Flu Shots 10/11/14 @ Hickory Ridge Mall

FREE Flu Shots 10-11-14

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