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Procurement & ERate Consultant
Southern Tier Library System
Corning, New York
Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of Procurement & ERate Consultant. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This is a level 4 full time non-exempt professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Information Technology. The Procurement & ERate Consultant provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations, specifically IT systems design, procurement of library system and member library equipment, setup and maintenance of staff & public computers and the coordination of ERate funding for system-wide internet connections. Areas of expertise might include: library IT patron-experience, facility design relative to IT setup, uniform procurement practices, policy development, internet connectivity, digital inclusion, relationship building, trending services and leadership.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically design, setup and maintenance of computers, equipment procurement and internet connections & ERate funding.
Computer & Equipment Layout: Responsible for staff and public computer systems and equipment design spec, procurement, imaging, deployment and support for the library system and member libraries. Develops a comprehensive computer and equipment program that allows for the quick deployment of staff and public computers at member libraries taking into account user-experience and routine maintenance efficiencies.
Internet Connections: Partners with IT staff and internet service providers to maintain fiber, cable or wireless internet connections at the library system and member libraries. Procures and works with IT staff to support member libraries’ wireless devices and security appliances.
ERate Funding: Works with Assistant Director – Head of IT to secure federal ERate funding annually for library system and member libraries as it relates to ISP connections and equipment. Responsible for all application and reporting requirements. As well as working with library system administration to track finances.â€‹
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF SKILLS AND ABILITIES
EXAMPLES OF WORK
ADDITIONAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $46,000 – $50,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and commensurate with experience. 2% salary increase following successful completion of 6-month probationary period. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.
How to Apply
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).
Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: “Procurement & ERate Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.
For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online at http://www.stls.org/job-opportunities/.
Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, December 14, 2018, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins early January 2019. Preferred start date is Mach 2019.
STLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Southern Tier Library System and Our Region
Our headquarters are in Painted Post just five miles from historic downtown Corning, NY (Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Gaffer District and Corning Area Chamber of Commerce).
We serve a five county region (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben & Yates), which incorporates the picturesque Appalachian Plateau and Southern Finger Lakes. Many of our southern region communities have easy access to hiking, skiing, hunting and camping throughout the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, while our northern region communities enjoy boating, swimming, biking and wine & distillery tours around Keuka and Seneca Finger Lakes.
All 48 of our libraries are unique as the communities they serve. A sample of our communities include: the City of Elmira located in Chemung County (Center for Mark Twain Studies, Arnot Art Museum, Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira College and National Soaring Museum, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce). Watkins Glen & Montour Falls located in Schuyler County (Watkins Glen International, International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen State Park, Shequaga (Montour) Falls and Old Havana Courthouse Theater). Hammondsport in Steuben County (America’s Coolest Small Town, Curtiss Museum and Local Wineries). Penn Yan and Branchport in Yates County (Keuka College, Yates County Chamber of Commerce, Local Wineries). Alfred, Fillmore and Wellsville in Allegany County (Alfred University, Alfred State College, Houghton College, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce).
The Southern Tier Library System is 1 of 23 public library systems in New York State. Our organization has recently restructured to meet the growing and diverse needs of our member libraries. Our leadership team is committed to supporting our 48 member library outlets, and developing innovative ways to make public library services essential to the Southern Tier region.