Excluded Full time Director of Public Services
Okanagan Regional Library
Due to Early retirement, the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is seeking a key senior leader to help shape the continuing transformation of public library services and the development of the library’s role as a learning organization, in alignment with the directions outlined in our current strategic plan (http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/policies-and-reports).
Based in Kelowna British Columbia which is often rated as one of the most desirable cities in Canada, the ORL serves a large geographical area stretching from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan Valley to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. It is one of the largest library systems in Canada, with 29 branches, over 250 employees, and serving a population of over 400,000 people.
Two excluded Directors of Public Service (DPS) share the responsibility of directing the public facing programs and services of the library. Both DPS report directly to the CEO, and are a key part of the senior management team. Each DPS takes on a portfolio of focus (currently these are ‘partnerships and programs’ and ‘the customer experience’) in addition to directly supervising each branch managers of either the Southern or Northern ORL branches. The current vacancy will be assigned the Northern branches and the ‘partnerships and programs’ portfolio to start, though assignments can change over time and through collaborative strategy developed at the senior management table.
We are seeking a candidate who has a true vision for ensuring that library service creates a positive impact on both our communities and our users, and is proven effective in sharing and realizing such a vision. The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and be skilled in creating meaningful collaborations with outside groups. The DPS is highly skilled in staff development using a combination of engagement, coaching, directing and evaluation techniques to ensure staff are empowered and effectively deployed.
A person of integrity and self-direction, the DPS will be open, respectful, focused and possesses strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited library science program, supplemented with a minimum of seven years’ experience in a public library, including three years in senior administrative and management.
If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity, please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements.
Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and covering letter, should be forwarded to email@example.com indicating the individual’s date of availability to undertake the position as Director of Public Services.
This excluded senior management position is permanent full-time and offers a competitive salary in line with experience. For more information including the complete job description, please refer to our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies. If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you. Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via e-mail with the title Director of Public Services to:
Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
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The Okanagan Regional Library Salmon Arm Branch currently has two opportunities available for Library Page Permanent Part-Time positions.
4 Hour weekly position and an 8 hour weekly position.
This position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.
Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?
As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.
If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!
The Okanagan Regional Library Mission Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
4 hours bi-weekly
The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
4 hours weekly:
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
Permanent Part Time
15 Hours Weekly
Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Technical Assistant to work in our Revelstoke branch.
Under the general supervision of the Reference & Instruction Supervisor, the Technical Assistant’s primary function is to help build people’s technical skills and bring alive their interest in what technology can do through a variety of group programming, individual training, and technical assistance. The incumbent will work with a variety of clients, such as children and teens, newcomers, seniors, job seekers, and library staff.
Incumbents assist with program design and delivery as well as provide tech support for meeting/classroom spaces, outreach activities and library eResources. This is a dynamic role where an enthusiasm for digital literacy and a love of teaching are required, in addition to a strong competency with technology and science.
Grade 12, plus successful completion of post-secondary (college or university) coursework in computer science equivalent to two full terms of first year general computer science courses providing a broad background in hardware, software, networking and coding.
2 years’ technical support experience or formal teaching experience.
Experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of modern tools from advanced software to a variety of equipment.
Experience with 3D printers, sound/recording equipment, video equipment, lighting and green screen studio.
Experience with Social Media Platforms.
Must have a valid Driver's License.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!
Please quote Competitions #22-18, Open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
Hiring for the Revelstoke Branch
The Okanagan Regional Library has vacancies for auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarians at the Revelstoke Branch. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.
Education Grade 12 or equivalent
1. Basic knowledge of library procedures and services.
2. Basic knowledge of children’s literature
3. Good oral and written communication skills
4. Demonstrated knowledge of Internet
5. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word & Excel
6. Demonstrated knowledge of e-Readers and other electronic tools
7. Good organizational skills, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
8. Aptitude for detailed work.
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate with initiative, courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.
10. Physical ability to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks
11. Basic knowledge of cash procedures
12. Keyboarding speed minimum 35 wpm
13. Commitment to continuous learning.
Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.
Please quote Competitions #22-17. Will remain open until filled.
Community Learning & Assessment Coordinator
Maternity Leave – Temporary Full Time (35 Hours per week)
April 6, 2022 – May 5, 2023
Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan Valley to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. It is a vibrant library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees and a service population of over 370,000 people.
Under the general direction of the Director of Public Services the incumbent will provide system support for development of outcome-based programming and evaluation. The incumbent will act as a system resource for the development of programming with a focus on learning outcomes. This position will also develop methodologies for assessing the successes and impacts of those programs. This will include researching key literacy and educational needs, evaluating adult literacy and youth programs, making recommendations about best program design, and designing qualitative performance measures to evaluate library programming.
This position is based out of our Administration Centre (1430 KLO Road) in Kelowna BC.
Please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements.
Hiring for our South Okanagan Branches:
Summerland, Naramata, Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos
This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement (excluding Summerland and Naramata)
The Okanagan Regional Library has vacancies for auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarians at various Okanagan branches (listed above). On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:
Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library.
Please quote Competitions #22-10
This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement
Please quote Competitions #22-09
Hiring for our Central Okanagan Branches which includes the following locations:
Kelowna, Mission, Rutland, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library.
Please quote Competitions #22-08
Hiring for our branches in the Shuswap Okanagan which includes the following locations:
Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Silver Creek, North Shuswap, South Shuswap
This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.
Please quote Competitions #22-05
Hiring for North Okanagan Branches which includes the following locations:
Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Falkland
This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement (excluding Enderby, Lumby)
Please quote Competitions #22-07. Will remain open until filled.
8 hours weekly:
Please forward your resume and references by email to:
Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library
Quote competition #22-03
The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for auxiliary/on-call a Assistant Community Librarian at our Enderby Branch. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.
Please quote Competitions #21-132. Will remain open until filled.
The Okanagan Regional Library Enderby Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 2 hours weekly, Library Page positions.
Saturday 2:00 - 4:00
System Analyst / helpdesk
Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) has a permanent full-time vacancy for a Systems Analyst.
We are a friendly, inclusive and reliable group of professionals who enjoy what we do and our team. We strive to balance work, life and welcome new views and perspectives.
We look forward to you joining our team!
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Under the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the incumbent efficiently operates computer systems / support in a generalist capacity.
This position is primarily responsible for the efficient operation of the helpdesk and inventory system, computer maintenance, troubleshooting, maintaining IT workroom/supplies, and repairing ORL hardware & software. This position involves providing user training. It will also include assisting senior IT staff with operating networks, systems, ILS (integrated library system) and other systems.
Duties also include monitoring system operation and maintaining documentation of activities, travel to branches to complete tasks.
The incumbent will be expected to recommend changes and improvements regarding the area of responsibility to the CTO.
Graduation from a two-year post-secondary diploma concentrating on the fundamentals of computer systems/networks and operation plus two certifications i.e., MCSE / MCP, CompTIA A+, Network+, CCNA etc.
Minimum two years experience including the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and support of Microsoft software/computer hardware, troubleshooting network connectivity. Experience with SysAid, SQL and MS PowerShell are an asset. Valid and clean driver's license required.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please apply as outlined below.
State Competition #: 21-99.
E-mail resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The Okanagan Regional Library Oliver Branch currently has an opportunity available for 2 Permanent Part-Time, 4 hours weekly, Library Page positions.
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
Wednesday 3:00 - 7:00
The Okanagan Regional Library Summerland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 and Thursday 3:30-5:30
Hours: 4 hours weekly
Chief Financial Officer
The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is one of the largest library system in Canada, serving over 400,000 people. It covers some of the most beautiful territory in BC, stretching from Golden in the Rockies to Osoyoos in the heart of the Okanagan wine and fruit growing areas. The system is staffed by energetic and committed people who have begun the shift to a more learning and technology focused service.
The Okanagan Regional Library has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role on their leadership team.
We’re looking for a solution focused, creative thinker with exceptional communication skills to lead our financial team. The incumbent will perform complex administrative, supervisory, and professional accounting work at the senior management level, including planning and directing fiscal administration for the Library, delivering leadership and direction to assigned financial and administrative support services (accounting, property acquisition and maintenance, wage and benefit administration), and preparing the annual budget and overseeing expenditure control.
In addition, the incumbent negotiates and administers leases and facility maintenance contracts, oversees repair and maintenance for all library buildings and develops annual operating and capital budget estimates for the maintenance of library buildings.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative leader with exceptional communication and leadership skills. The individual will hold a CPA designation and have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a senior financial management position and some experience working successfully with a large political Board.
A criminal record check is a condition of employment. This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements.
Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, including the compensation and benefits package, please contact Leslie Brecht @ 250-860-4033.
Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and cover letter should be forwarded in confidence to email@example.com indicating the date of availability to undertake the position as CFO.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted
The Okanagan Regional Library
DELIVERY DRIVER (Van Driver II)
Auxiliary On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
The successful applicant works out of the Administration Centre building on K.L.O. Road and uses the Okanagan Regional Library’s 5 ton truck. Deliveries are based on an established schedule that covers branches throughout the Okanagan Regional Library system. The Driver is responsible for the efficient and accurate delivery of books, materials, furniture and equipment to branches as well as the pre trip inspections of the assigned vehicle in accordance with road safety requirements.
For further information please refer to the Job Description below. This position is available immediately.
To apply, please forward resume, two references and a copy of your current driving abstract
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the anticipated volume of applicants, only those shortlisted will be contacted.