Under the general direction of the Library Director or designee, work is performed with independence; works closely with City officials and Library staff at all levels of the organization. Assignments are received via work requests, e-mails, phone calls, questions, meetings and direct project and ongoing assignments from the Director; employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying, including, referring and coordinating the appropriate City staff within or outside of the Department in order to resolve a problem or situation. Additionally; this position is responsible to review and oversee staff assigned departmental capital projects from inception through construction; projects are developed through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in conjunction with the Library Director and Board of Trustees; employee is responsible for prioritizing projects and work tasks, assigning workload to professional staff, periodic reporting of progress, monitoring project budgets, identification of problems and potential resolutions. Work is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings with the senior management staff members of the department. Guidance is provided through City Code, Library policies, City operating practices and procedures, Personnel Manual, Purchasing Manual, applicable ordinances, statutes, codes and rules. Work is evaluated formally at least annually, with respect to supervisory skills, project management, adherence to deadlines and budget, ability to work with consultants, contractors and City officials, problem solving ability, financial analysis, customer service, project delivery, written and verbal communications, leadership skills, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with staff and tenants of the Evanston Public Library, visitors to the library locations, citizens, contractors, developers, neighborhood groups, citizen groups, City employees, elected officials and representatives from other governmental and community agencies. Contact may be in the form of personal interaction, phone, written communication, electronic communication, informal and formal
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 or 847-448-8052 (TTY).