Job: Leadership Consultant - Government Operations Consultant II

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Leadership Consultant - Government Operations Consultant II

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinates, administers and evaluates the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute and, when offered, the Next Level Library Leadership Institute. Works with external partners to develop and deliver curricula and communication plans for the Division’s leadership program. Leads the continued development, direction and implementation of the leadership program. Plans and organizes the Public Library Directors Meeting. Liaises with grantees to manage Florida Library Jobs and the Public Library Directors Meeting.

Provides consulting services to public library administrators and staff, governing officials, library board members, and trustees to encourage best practices with respect to library leadership and succession planning. Provides support and resources to libraries for developing and maintaining Friends of the Library groups.

Works in a team environment within the Bureau to plan and implement Bureau and Division activities, including library leadership opportunities; writes publications, grant applications and project reports. Efforts are consistent with the Division's strategic plan.

Performs other related duties as required. Ensures conformance to all state and departmental rules and regulations.



  • Experience with: Creating curricula; face to face and online teaching; course evaluation; building partnerships
  • 3 years’ experience developing/delivering professional training
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft word and PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Travel within the state one week per most months
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.



Relatives of current Florida Department of State employees will not be considered.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least three years of professional work experience, post-Master’s degree, in program development, training, teaching, presentations or curriculum development.
  • Proficient with MS Office products, particularly Word and PowerPoint.
  • A cover letter addressing the required knowledge, skills and abilities specified in the advertisement.



  • Master’s degree in library science or similar from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Experience in developing and delivering professional training for library staff.
  • Experience in project administration.
  • Experience writing grant applications.
  • Experience building professional partnerships and relationships.


Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.




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  • Other

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Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Library Development

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

500 S. Bronough Street




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Library Development

500 S. Bronough Street




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Amy Tipler

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