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The following position requires you to be certified with the Virgin Islands Board of Education. Please ensure you are certified prior to applying for this position. For more information on how to be certified please go to https://www.myviboe.com/certifications...

Under general supervision from the school principal, the individual in this position is required to have advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills and techniques of library science management for use in a library occupation in government. An employee in this class may perform highly specialized library functions and may thus require knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practice, terminology and expressions of a discipline or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean, Virgin Islands. Employee is also responsible for documents, Archives, Danish West Indian History, Danish Gothic Script, Fine Arts, Music, Media, etc. This position may involve the supervision of library personnel in the performance of administrative, technical, and professional tasks. Employee will work under the general supervision of an administrator who assigns duties. Employee is expected to function independently in executing his/her duties. Duties are complex in nature relative to the techniques and principles involved in library science management. The purpose of the position is to perform such tasks and functions associated with the provision of user-services in any library service community to which the library has responsibility. Contacts are primarily with coworkers, children, young adults, adults, and the general public. Work is reviewed through observations and staff conferences.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs literature searches, involving the systematic and comprehensive search for information bearing on a specific problem or subject.
• Catalogs non-processed materials.
• Collects/builds and develops subject collections, based upon recommendations of service-area personnel as well as personal judgment, maintains want list of books and materials to be ordered.
• Provides community information and referral service by maintaining community resource guides and information files.
• Attends community service agency meetings as library service-area representative.
• Answers in-depth reference questions (i.e. questions requiring research using at least two reference sources.
• After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and objectives for service area to which assigned;
• Evaluates gift books and materials and assigns them to the appropriate library collection;
• Gives orientation training to newly appointed librarians and other staff in various service areas;
• Assigns, schedules, supervises, and coordinates the activities of lower level professional and non-professional staff;
• Designs and implements library programs;
• Develops and writes library long-range plans and objectives;
• Acquires, select, organize, and disseminate knowledge and information suited to the needs of a library service community;
• Performs related work as required.
• Ensures that report cards and cumulative records are prepared for all students enrolled;
• Determines whether or not a possible graduate has met graduate requirements;
• Performs related work as required.
• Identifies gifted children and suggests accelerated programs for such children;
• Prepares case histories and reports outlining diagnostic results of the tests as a basis for planning the type of treatment;
• Plans and supervises in-service training programs for teachers to meet the needs of students;
• Provides to school personnel, parents and certain community agencies clinical and diagnostic information regarding children learning and emotional problems;
• Prepares and submits required reports to the Director;
• Participates in case conferences and research programs;
• Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
• Prepares and maintains comprehensive case records on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
• Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications
• The following position requires you to be certified with the Virgin Islands Board of Education. Please ensure you are certified prior to applying for this position. For more information on how to be certified please go to https://www.myviboe.com/certifications.

Master's degree in Library Science and three (3) years of progressively strong working experience as a librarian.

Position Factors
• Extensive knowledge of library objectives, routines, procedures, techniques, methods, organization and administration;
• Extensive knowledge of library materials;
• Comprehensive specialized knowledge of materials and functions of one or more particular library service areas;
• Advanced written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
• Ability to determine and satisfy the information needs of library patrons;
• Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to community groups, public officials, and the general public, and to establish and maintain favorable library public relations;
• Ability to devise and utilize innovative procedures and methods;
• Ability to develop and implement new programs and to maintain ongoing programs in order to involve the community in the library;
• Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
• Ability to lift 70 pounds or more;
• Ability to walk, bend, stand, or stoop for an extended period of time
• Ability to exercise patience while dealing with students;
• Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all those contacted during the course of work.

The Government of the Virgin Islands aspires to provide the highest level of comprehensive benefits, services and programs to eligible employees, retirees, and their dependents which:
• Meet and anticipate their individual needs;
• Assure the GVI's competitiveness with other employers to attract and retain employees;
• Maximize cost effectiveness; and,
• Assure optimal health and productivity of employees.

To achieve this goal, from time to time, the carrier for the GVI's insurance may change. Please contact the Group Health Insurance Office of the Division of Personnel in St. Thomas and St. Croix at [email protected] for more information regarding carriers.

Medical and Dental Coverage

Enrollment

The Virgin Islands government offers to full-time employees and their eligible dependents, a group health and dental insurance plan.

Full-time employees must enroll within thirty-one (31) days of hire unless they can provide proof of medical coverage from another source. An employee who does not enroll within 31 days of employment will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan with single coverage.

If an employee fails to enroll dependents within the initial eligibility period he/she must wait until a period of "open enrollment" is announced or have a qualifying event as determined by the health insurance carrier to enroll dependents or make changes to their coverage.

Effective Date of Coverage

If enrollment forms are received on or before the 6th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the first month following the receipt of enrollment forms. If enrollment forms received on the 7th of the month or later, coverage will be effective on the first day of the second month following the receipt of the enrollment forms.

Example:

Date Forms Received May 1st May 8th January 6th February 7th

Coverage Effective Date June 1st July 1st February 1st April 1st

Dependent Coverage

Dependents of eligible employees may participate in the Group Health and Dental Insurance Program according to the terms and conditions imposed by the Health Insurance Board of Trustees and/or the carrier. Eligible dependents are the employee's:
• Legal spouse;
• Natural children;
• Adopted children; and
• Step children.

When a new dependent is acquired, you must enroll them within thirty-one (31) days after acquiring such dependent. When enrolling a dependent at any time, the following may be required:
• Birth certificate;
• Marriage certificate;
• Adoption papers; and/or
• Legal papers of appointment.

Various other documents may be required to determine the eligibility of the dependents.

Cost of Coverage

The GVI contributes toward the cost of Health Insurance for each employee enrolled under the Group Health Insurance Program. The GVI reserves the right to change the amount of the employee contribution when necessary for financial or other reasons.

Waiver or Discontinuation of Benefits

An employee may opt to decline coverage, or discontinue coverage under the Group Health and Dental Insurance Plan at any time. An employee who waives coverage upon employment, or who drops out of the program must provide proof of medical coverage and will be subject to the eligibility requirements imposed by the carrier in order to re-enroll in the program. This provision also applies to dependents that are dropped from the plan.

Coverage discontinues on the last day of the month following a qualifying event or on the date of an employee's separation.

After separation, an employee or dependent may be eligible to convert their group policy to an individual policy within 30 days, depending on the insurance carrier. If an employee would like to convert their policy to an individual policy a notice of conversion must be sent to the insurance carrier. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation (COBRA) coverage is not available in the Virgin Islands after loss of coverage.

Dental Insurance

As a condition of participation, all employees must enroll in medical coverage to qualify for Dental Insurance.

Leave without Pay

The GVI will maintain group health insurance plan coverage for employees on leave without pay. This coverage will remain at the level and under the conditions for which coverage would have been provided if the employee had continued employment continuously for the duration of the leave. However, employees on leave must arrange to pay into the Group Health Insurance Fund the employee's share of their health insurance premium to maintain coverage.

Retirement Benefits

Retired employees and their dependents are eligible to continue to participate in the Group Health and Dental Insurance Program. Retirees must provide updated contact information to the Group Health Insurance Division to maintain coverage.

Life Insurance

The government provides a complementary basic non-contributory $10,000 basic life insurance benefit. In order for the benefit to be effective, an enrollment form must be forwarded to the Group Insurance Office at the Division. The enrollment form must be signed, dated and must indicate a designated beneficiary.

Employees may also select additional life insurance in either 1x, 2x, 3x or 4x base salary or $10,000, $15,000, $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000 or $150,000 amounts as supplemental contributory coverage. The employee pays the cost of this additional insurance, and may be required to submit evidence of insurability when increasing coverage after initial enrollment. Insurance enrollment forms and booklets explaining in detail the plan of benefits, as well as claim forms and a schedule of costs may be obtained from the Group Health Insurance Office.

Upon retirement life insurance benefits may be reduced.

Upon death the designated beneficiary will be eligible to receive the life insurance proceeds of the insurance participant, the Division must be notified of the death in order to initiate the claim process. Life insurance benefits are payable by the contracted insurance company and a subject to the limitations established by the insurance company.

Supplemental Insurance

The GVI has several supplemental insurance plans that provide for coverage over and above the regular medical, dental and life insurance coverage.

These plans are voluntary and are not contributed to by the GVI. A list of the current supplemental insurance plans is available through the Group Health Insurance Office. An employee who does not wish to enroll in medical coverage is eligible to enroll in supplemental insurance.

Moving and Relocation Allowance

It is the policy of the GVI to provide a reasonable relocation allowance inclusive of airfare, to eligible employees, based on their employment contract, to help defray the costs associated with relocation from outside the Virgin Islands to accept employment with the GVI. This allowance is made in lieu of any and all claims for reimbursement of relocation and moving expenses.

This policy applies to new employees recruited from off-island and who are approved by the Department Head to receive the benefit of a relocation allowance for moving and relocation expenses.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The GVI will provide confidential and voluntary assistance through its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees and their family members who may be faced with dynamic challenges of financial concerns, legal issues, alcohol or drug problems, marital problems, illness of a family member, emotional worries, child care problems, etc. For the welfare of employees as well as effective business operations, the GVI encourages its employees to take advantage of this valuable benefit of employment with GVI.

Application

Employees and their family members can refer themselves to the EAP. The program may be reached 24 hours a day on weekdays and weekends.

EAP counselors are available to meet with employees or family members to assess a problem and develop a plan for resolution. The counselors may suggest a referral to an outside resource, such as a therapist, Departmental resource, physician, treatment facility or other professional that would be appropriate to assist in resolving the problem or situation. Where an employee may be in need of information, a referral or suggestion may be made over the telephone. There is no charge for employees or their families to use the services of the EAP.

Participation in the EAP Program does not jeopardize job security or promotional opportunities. However, it does not excuse the employee from following GVI policies and procedures or meeting required standards for satisfactory job performance except where specific accommodations are required by law.

Time Away from Work

Employees who want to visit the EAP during regular work hours must use sick, vacation or personal time after their first meeting. If illness is involved, compensatory, sick, and/or annual leave may be used for treatment or rehabilitation on the same basis that it is granted for other health problems.

Mandatory EAP meetings will be completed using administrative leave.

The EAP counselors will make every effort to coordinate referral for ongoing treatment with the employee's health insurance coverage as well as his/her ability to pay.

Mandatory EAP

When an employee's job performance or attendance is unsatisfactory or there appears to be signs of other problems during the work day, the supervisor should counsel the employee in consultation with the human resources officer or designee. If the employee appears to be unable or unwilling to correct the situation, the employee may be referred to the EAP to assist in the resolution of the problem. Depending on the situation, the employee may accept or refuse participation in the EAP. However, there may be situations where continued employment with the GVI may be contingent upon the employee calling the EAP for assistance.

REMINDER: All contact between an employee and the EAP is held strictly confidential. In cases where an employee's continued employment is contingent upon calling the EAP, the EAP counselor will only verify whether or not the employee has contacted the EAP, if ongoing treatment is necessary, and that the employee is following through on the treatment.

Government Employees Retirement System (GERS)

Eligibility

All full-time employees on regular appointments are eligible to participate in the Government Employees Retirement System.

Enrollment

The appropriate enrollment application forms should be completed at the time of orientation and will remain on file in the Departmental Human Resources Office. Contribution will begin on the next available payroll period following enrollment in the retirement program.

Contribution Rates

Contribution rates to GERS are established and amended according to the Virgin Islands Code.

Vesting

Members become vested in the retirement system after ten (10) years of credited service.

Plan Type

The Virgin Islands Government Employees Retirement System is a defined benefit retirement program to which both the GVI and the employee contribute. The benefit at time of retirement is based upon the employee's age, years of service and salary history.

Retirement Age

Employees with forty (40) years of service may retire at any age at full annuity. A member who is fifty (50) years old with ten (10) years credited service may retire at a reduced annuity. Members who have thirty (30) years of service may retire at any age.

Final Average Salary

The Final Average Salary is the average of highest annual salary up to a maximum of $65,000 during any consecutive five (5) year period in the last ten (10) years. Total maximum benefit may not exceed 100% of maximum salary which may not exceed $65,000.

Retirement Benefits

Vested participants should contact GERS for detailed retirement benefit information at least one year but no later than six months prior to the retirement date.

Military Service Credit

Qualified members may receive military service credit toward retirement. Vested participants should contact GERS for details.

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Do you have a Masters degree in Library Science?
• Yes
• No

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Do you have three (3) years of progressively strong working experience as a librarian?
• Yes
• No

Required Question

Agency Government of the Virgin Islands

Address United States

Territorywide, U.S. Virgin Islands , 00802

Phone (340) 774-8588

Website http://www.dopusvi.org
United States

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