Branch Manager III: Full Time Exempt Position with Benefits – Maryland

Charles County Public Library is seeking a qualified and experienced Branch Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services of a large branch library; plan; supervise and develop staff; work closely with other Branch Managers for system-wide strategic planning; oversee branch security guards; act as a Director or Assistant Director as required.


  1. Establishes priorities and work schedules for effective utilization of branch staff.
  2. Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, coaches and evaluates branch staff.
  3. Plans and supervises collection development of branch to ensure collections meet community needs.
  4. Analyzes reports, timesheets and branch statistics.
  5. Assists customers with a consistently high level of customer service.
  6. Handles all funds collected and deposited in the branch.
  7. Recommends and implements goals and objectives for the branch.
  8. Resolves customer complaints.
  9. Communicates and interprets library policies, procedures and rules.
  10. Communicates administrative information and decisions to branch staff.
  11. Oversees the branch budgets for materials and staff.
  12. Oversees and coordinates branch security guards.
  13. Participates in developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic plans for the library.
  14. Manages special projects as needed.
  15. Oversees programming in the branch and assists as needed.
  16. Cultivates and maintains relationships with a variety of external library partners and community organizations.
  17. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further the Library’s missions and goals.
  18. Fulfills continuing education requirements and stays current with library developments.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. MLS degree from ALA accredited library school or BA and coursework towards an MLS degree within five years.
  2. Five years related experience and increasingly responsible positions in a public library including two years supervisory experience.
  3. State of Maryland Certification as Professional Librarian within eighteen months of hire.

Grade: 17

Salary: $77,462

Closing Date: 11/30/2018 at 5:00 PM

Application Process

Please send your application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email to or send to the address below.  Applications can be found on the Library’s website at

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