TCPLS Job Openings

Library IT Systems Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt salaried position with benefits

ENTRY LEVEL POSITION: No

DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 6, 2020

The Thomas County Public Library System is now accepting applications for the position of IT Systems Manager.

The Library IT Systems Manager reports to the Library Director. The Library IT Systems Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the IT Department. The IT Manager works closely with Library staff to ensure the smooth operation of all computers and technology-related equipment.

Duties include:

-Serves as Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES) local administrator.

-Coordinates with a variety of outside vendors to provide smooth and uninterrupted technology services to the library's internal and external customers.

-Prepares quotes and makes recommendations to the Library Director for the effective expenditure of local, state and federal technology grants and other funds. Seeks out and applies for additional grants to enhance library services outside of the normal operating budget.

-Develops and distributes documentation to support technology services for the purpose of meeting the staff and customers' technology needs.

-Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains all types of hardware, software, audiovisual and network equipment for the staff and public for the purpose of meeting the community's technology needs.

-Plans, develops, manages, and analyzes information technologies necessary for the purpose of effectively meeting internal and external user needs.

-Conducts and maintains IT equipment inventory for Library System.

-Prepars relevant statistics and reports; submits to Library Director monthly or as needed.

-Provides on-the-spot and planned staff instruction, as needed, related to user maintenance and operation of various computer hardware and software for the purpose of providing staff the tools they need for excellent library service to the community.

-Provides oversight of preventive maintenance, security, back up, and disaster recovery plans and procedures related to information systems, and identifies system critical data to ensure sustained operations.

-Provides sound strategic and technical recommendations to the Library Director on the most efficient and effective ways to manage the Library's technology programs and services for the purpose of effectively providing excellent library service.

-Supports the technological projects of various TCPLS departments as necessary and appropriate for the purpose of providing excellent library service to meet the needs of the community.

-Attends state-wide training as required and maintaining a positive and productive professional relationship with IT professionals in the local community as well as the Georgia Public Library Service and other public library systems.

-Performs duties related to e-rate program, including annual e-rate applications, bid reviews, and contracts. Meets all e-rate application deadlines and follows up with USAC and e-rate contractors as needed to facilitate the continuous provision of services.

-Works with Teen Services Coordinator to provide creative and engaging equipment for library Makerspace.

-Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Library IT Systems Manager may supervise staff assigned in the IT Department if applicable. The Manager may also supervise weekend staff at the Thomasville Library on a rotating basis, as needed.

TRAINING

Trains new department staff in relevant procedures, monitors staff performance to ensure all procedures followed in accordance with current policies. When applicable, conducts annual evaluations with assigned staff, encouraging positive performance and developing plans for areas needing improvement.

EDUCATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

The applicant selected for this position will assume duties as the sole IT specialist for the organization and must demonstrate the ability to work independently and make sound judgements and decisions for the effective and efficient operation of the IT Department.

College degree in computer systems or related field preferred, however, practical and relevant experience may be substituted for college degree on a case by case basis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for this position, please submit one (1) Word or PDF document containing letter of interest, resume and three (3) professional references to: trent@tcpls.org

Library paid pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

TCPLS is an equal opportunity employer.