Senior Branch Supervisor—Goldendale Community Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (FVRL) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) Senior Branch Supervisor opening at our Goldendale Community Library.

The Senior Branch Supervisor will work together with the Branch Manager to provide leadership and actively participate in the day-to-day operations of the branch and its nine employees. Common duties include:

  • Prioritize and schedule staff and daily activities of the branch
  • Supervise assigned staff (review work, train, mentor, evaluate and provide performance feedback, etc.)
  • Perform circulation duties (shelve books, process holds, check books in/out, etc.)
  • Help patrons locate information and materials
  • Assist patrons with technology such as computers and eDevices to download ebooks
  • Respond to patron concerns
  • Plan and conduct programming and outreach

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience, including customer service experience
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of supervisory experience

About Goldendale

Goldendale is the county seat of Klickitat County in south-central Washington state. This traditional rural community is located about 120 miles east of Vancouver, Washington; 115 miles east of Portland, Oregon; and 70 miles south of Yakima, Washington. Service population is about 7,500 for Goldendale and an additional 5,500 for the bookmobile. Klickitat County’s total population is about 21,000 with major economy in the areas of wheat farming, fruit orchards and cattle ranching. Cattle drives on horseback still happen twice yearly. Wineries and alternative energy, such as wind and hydropower, are also important to the local economy. Nearby cultural attractions include Maryhill Museum of Art, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and Goldendale Observatory State Park.

While the county boasts no shopping malls or “big box” stores, those and other services are available within an hour’s drive. Goldendale is a fantastic location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, cycling, horseback riding, star-gazing, white-water rafting, skiing, boating, and windsurfing. The wide-open spaces of Klickitat County boast unique and diverse topography and climate, from dry, desert steppe in the east to snow-capped mountains and dense forests in the west, and one-of-a-kind geologic features like the Columbia River Gorge and the Yakima Basalt.

Please view the position description for a more detailed list of job duties and requirements.

The compensation for this position begins at $40,976 annually with an excellent benefits package including health insurance benefits, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, short term and long term disability benefits, Washington State PERS retirement, 11 paid holidays and paid vacation, sick and bereavement leave benefits.

To apply, please complete the FVRL Application for Employment (pdf) and submit a signed copy along with a résumé and cover letter to by the deadline listed. If submitting electronically, application signature may be collected at time of interview.

First review of applications: April 24, 2018
Virtual interviews: May 7, 2018
Final interviews: May 15, 2018