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Regional Manager of Public Services

Regional Manager of Public Services

Jun 11, 2024
Competition Number:
24-78
Closing Date:
Jun 30, 2024, 00:00 AM

Regional Manager of Public Services (2 positions)

Permanent Full-Time (1.0 FTE / 35 hours weekly) 

Okanagan Regional Library Headquarters location (1430 KLO Rd. Kelowna BC)

We are excited to announce the ORL has restructured its Public Services Department to create 2 new Regional Manager positions to join our organization and invite qualified candidates to bring their expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where they can make a real difference.

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is the 16th largest library in Canada, employing approximately 300 people, and serving over 400,000 residents in the Okanagan and Columbia Shuswap regions of British Columbia, through 30 locations and on-line services.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Public Services (DPS), the Regional Managers are each responsible for the management and operation of the library branches in their service area. Working collaboratively with the Director of Public Services and each other, these positions oversee the implementation of the public facing services of the organization including programs, circulation, public use of facilities, and electronic services in the branches in their assigned area. The Regional Managers ensure that the management of the human, financial and material resources in their service area are in keeping with the mission, vision, and values of the ORL. 

A person of integrity and self-direction, the Regional Manager will be able to relate to employees and managers at all levels of the organization. Approachable, open, respectful, focused. The Regional Manager will bring strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making, project management, and organizational skills to the challenges at hand.

The incumbents may exercise powers necessary for effectively carrying out these responsibilities but are expected to consult with subject matter experts or Director of Public Services in key decisions, wherever possible.

Salary shall be determined commensurate with experience within a starting range of $110,000 to $120,000.  In addition, this position provides the successful candidate with a competitive benefits, vacation, and pension arrangements. 

Education

Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited library science program is preferred but a relevant combination of education and experience will be considered.

Related Experience

Minimum seven years’ experience in a public library or equivalent environment, including three years in supervisory or management positions.

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with staff and to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent human relations, human resources, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility including managing financial and material resources accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a large and complex public sector organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer collective agreements.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and Library related applications
  • The primary work locations is at the ORL headquarters in Kelowna but the incumbent will be required to travel and use own vehicle.
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s license

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills can be applied to a library setting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
24-78
Jun 30, 2024
Office Assistant II

Office Assistant II

Jun 6, 2024
Competition Number:
24-62
Closing Date:
Jun 21, 2024, 00:00 AM

Office Assistant II

Auxiliary On-Call (No guaranteed hours)

Wage rate per hour: $$26.92 - $28.25

Okanagan Regional Library Administration Centre (Headquarters)

1430 KLO Rd. Kelowna, BC 

The ORL is growing with the opportunity to add an Auxiliary Office Assistant II to our organization!

We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

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 300 employees and a service population of over 400,000 people.

The Opportunity

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Services Manager, the incumbent acts as receptionist and purchasing clerk, and provides clerical support to staff.

Prepares and maintains files and records relating to the administration of the library system. 

Exercises some independent judgement and follows established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures, and practices.

As an Auxiliary On-Call employee, the expectation is to provide coverage for the vacation and sick time of Permanent Employees. 

Job Specification

Education

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Plus, Certificate in Office Administration or equivalent.

Experience

Minimum two years full time (or equivalent) in an office environment, including purchasing/inventory experience, and recent office administration using Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Requirements

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Aptitude for detailed work.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically (paper and electronically).
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate business machines (copiers, scanners, mail machines, fax machines, telephone system, laminator).
  • Basic knowledge of transportation and warehousing function and ability to operate basic warehouse equipment (electric dock doors and dock plate, pallet jack, hand truck and platform truck)
  • Working knowledge of postal regulations and courier services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing procedures and inventory control, including research skills.
  • Physical ability to handle heavy boxes.
  • Basic knowledge of the functions in an automated library system.

Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills can be applied to a library setting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
24-62
Jun 21, 2024
Office Assistant I

Office Assistant I

Jun 6, 2024
Competition Number:
24-61
Closing Date:
Jun 21, 2024, 00:00 AM

Office Assistant I

Auxiliary On-Call (No guaranteed hours)

Wage rate per hour: $24.15 - $25.36

Okanagan Regional Library Administration Centre (Headquarters)

1430 KLO Rd. Kelowna, BC

The ORL is growing with the opportunity to add an Auxiliary Office Assistant I to our organization!

We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

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 300 employees and a service population of over 400,000 people.

 The Opportunity

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Services Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing general clerical staff support.

Exercises some independent judgement and follows established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.

As an Auxiliary On-Call employee, the expectation is to provide coverage for the vacation and sick time of Permanent Employees. 

 Job Specification

Education

Grade 12 or equivalent 

Experience

Minimum 6 months general office experience, including proficiency in various office equipment and Microsoft Office applications.

Other Requirements

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Aptitude for detailed work.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically (paper and electronically).
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate business machines (computers, copiers, scanners, mail machines, fax machines, phone systems and laminator.
  • Working knowledge of postal regulations and courier services.
  • Physical ability to handle heavy boxes (stationary orders, printer and photocopy paper, mail tubs and bags).
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Basic Knowledge of the functions in the automated library system.

Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills can be applied to a library setting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
24-61
Jun 21, 2024
Library Facilities Maintenance Lead - Kelowna, BC

Library Facilities Maintenance Lead - Kelowna, BC

Jun 4, 2024
Competition Number:
24-58
Closing Date:
Jun 14, 2024, 15:00 PM

Library Facilities Maintenance Lead

Permanent Full-Time (1.0 FTE / 35 hours weekly)

Administrative Centre (Headquarters location) 1430 KLO Rd., Kelowna BC

Pay Rate: $29.64 - $31.20 per hour

The ORL is growing with the opportunity to add a Permanent Full-Time Library Facilities Lead, to join our organization!

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

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 300 employees and a service population of over 400,000 people.

The Opportunity

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Library Facilities Lead is responsible for maintenance, repairs, and projects identified by the CFO for all Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) locations. As the Library Facilities Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring that our libraries are well-maintained, safe, and conducive to a positive user experience.

The incumbent requires a combination of project management, technical, and problem-solving skills and exercises independent judgment and develop and work within library policies, procedures, and practices

Working Conditions

  • Has contact with public and ORL employees.
  • Required to lift and push heavy objects.
  • Travel locally and regionally as required.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Building Operator Certificate or Foundations certificate in plumbing, electrical, carpentry or HVAC; or equivalent education and/or experience.

Related Experience

  • Three (3) years of experience as a Facilities Manager, Handyman, or in a similar role, preferably in a library or educational setting.
  • One (1) year of Project Management Experience, including directing sub-trades and tracking budget requirements for smaller projects.
  • Other Strong knowledge of building systems, including lighting, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry.
  • Proficient in using tools and equipment common to maintenance and repair work.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and best practices, particularly in a library environment.
  • Basic computer skills for record keeping and report generation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (work and excel)
  • Valid BC driver’s license and proof of a clear driving record.
  • Bondable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, provincial, and federal traffic regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently operate the assigned vehicle in safety and in conformity with legal requirements under all weather conditions.
  • Thorough knowledge of safe lifting techniques.
  • Physical ability to lift and push heavy items including, materials and equipment.

Requirements

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills can be applied to a library setting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
24-58
Jun 14, 2024
Director of Human Resources - Kelowna, BC

Director of Human Resources - Kelowna, BC

May 22, 2024
Competition Number:
24-68
Closing Date:
Jun 19, 2024, 00:00 AM

Career Opportunity

Director of Human Resources

Permanent Full-Time (1.0 FTE / 35 hours weekly)

Okanagan Regional Library Headquarters location (Kelowna BC)

We are excited to announce the recruitment for a new Director of Human Resources to join our organization and invite qualified candidates to bring their expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where they can make a real difference.

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is the 16th largest library in Canada, with approximately 300 employees, serving over 400,000 residents within the Okanagan and Columbia Shuswap region of British Columbia, through 30 locations and on-line services.  ORL is currently seeking a Director, Human Resources as a member of its senior management team.

The Opportunity

The Director, Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of the HR function including recommending, influencing, and implementing the organization’s human resource strategy and organizational development with the aim of enlivening the ORL’s organizational mission, vision, and values. The Director, HR leads a small team providing full-service recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits administration, management advisory services, labour and employee relations, training and development, occupational health and safety and wellness initiatives within a multi-union, multi-location environment. In addition, the Director provides counsel, development, and support to the management team.

A person of integrity and self-direction, the Director will be able to relate to employees and managers at all levels of the organization. Approachable, open, respectful, focused, the Director will bring strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making, project management, and organizational skills to the challenges at hand.

Salary shall be determined commensurate with experience within a range of $120,000 to $140,000.  In addition, this position provides the successful candidate with a competitive benefits, vacation, and pension arrangements. 

Education

The successful candidate will have a relevant university degree and a minimum of five (5) years.

Related Experience

Five (5) years of HR experience in a complex union environment, with at least 2 of those years in a leadership role. Experience with public libraries or non-profit organizations is an asset. Experience leading multi-locational organizations is also an asset.

Other Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret and administer collective agreements and employment contracts.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and HR-related applications
  • Participates in continued education and ensures skills and knowledge are up to date.
  • The primary work locations is at the ORL headquarters but the incumbent will be required to travel and use own vehicle (Employer-paid mileage).
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s license

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills can be applied to a library setting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
24-68
Jun 19, 2024
Public Services Librarian

Public Services Librarian

Mar 27, 2024
Competition Number:
24-46
Closing Date:
Jul 7, 2024, 23:59 PM

Public Services Librarian

Auxiliary On-Call (no guaranteed hours)

Okanagan Regional Library

Vernon and Kelowna

$39.45 – $42.85 per hour

The ORL is growing with the opportunity to add Auxiliary Public Services Librarians to our organization!

We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

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 300 employees and a service population of over 400,000 people.

The Opportunity

Under the direction of the Branch Head Librarian, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, organizing, delivery and evaluation of in branch services and programs. Public Services Librarians will be asked to participate on various committees to support system-wide library services, resources, and programs. This position may also be called on to support ORL with research required in support of strategic initiatives.

The Public Services Librarian liaises with community members, schools, service agencies and cultural organizations to determine community needs and promote library services and programs.

As an Auxiliary On-Call employee, the expectation is to provide coverage for the vacation and sick time of Permanent Employees. Auxiliary staff must be available for ‘Peak Times’ such as weekends, evenings, and days before and after holidays.

Accountabilities

  1. Programming and Library Services
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Reference and Research
  4. Staff Oversite
  5. Committee
  6. Collection Maintenance
  7. Administration
  8. Other duties as required similar or lesser scope.

Education Required:

  • Master's degree from an accredited library school.

Other Requirements

  • Understands and appreciates of the philosophy of public service to all, in accordance with human rights legislation and the principles of equity and access in the delivery of library service.
  • Knowledge of library collections, resources and programming methods.
  • Confident leading public programming for a diverse customer base. Demonstrates enthusiasm, flexibility, presentation and problem-solving skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of reference resources and interviewing techniques. Awareness of intellectual freedom issues.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective project and time management skills.
  • Capacity for problem solving including the ability to readily adapt to shifting priorities and new service directions.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with others within and outside the library system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with basic knowledge of public relations techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff effectively.
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License
  • Must have own vehicle.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences align with our needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
24-46
Jul 7, 2024

Apply at jobs@orl.bc.ca

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.



Personal information collected is used in accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ORL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. As the ORL is responsible for the well-being of its customers, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Disclosure of a criminal record may preclude you from employment with the ORL.

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