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Library JobsThe Dayton Metro Library is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.

We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

For information on what positions are currently available, visit current employment opportunities.

Letters of applications and resumes may be emailed to or can be sent to the Main Library at:

Attn: Cindi Chibis, Human Resources Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

You may also apply in person at the Community Relations Department at the Main Library or any branch library location during standard business hours or you may fax your resume to (937) 496-4302.

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Fiscal Officer/Treasure

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a candidate for the position of Fiscal Officer/ Treasurer.

Job Responsibilities: Employee’s primary responsibility is as chief fiscal officer and is primarily responsible for all aspects of fiscal management of the Library.  Establishes goals and objectives for the Finance Office which support the Library’s mission. Oversees and directs all department services such as budgeting, payroll, accounting, purchasing, forecasting, risk management, and property and liability insurance activities.  Responsible for the annual audit performed by the Auditor of State’s Office or designated independent public auditors.  Responsible for portfolio and funds investment management within the guidelines of the Library’s Investment Policy. Manages all Library revenues from the state, property tax levies, etc.  Provides oversight of cash management and controls. Establishes and manages purchasing policies to be used by the Library in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.41. Approves purchase orders to comply with that section’s requirements for Treasurer certification that funds are available and appropriated for the purchase.  Directly supervises and schedules department employees. Serves as liaison between the Executive Director and staff. Serves as Fiscal Officer/Treasurer for the Library as required by the Ohio Revised Code. Participates in all Board meetings and may participate in board committee meetings. Prepares resolutions, reports and presentations for the Board.  Prepares audits, maintains and publishes required financial reports/statements for the Board of Library Trustees, State of Ohio, taxing authority, State Auditor’s Office. Responsible for bond retirement reporting.  Prepares annual budget and appropriations documents according to state auditing requirements applicable state/federal laws.  Develops and manages the budget request cycle for approval by the Executive Director. Controls appropriation, expenditure and receipts process.  Oversees and coordinates annual and long range fiscal planning efforts and develops forecasts and trends analysis for revenue and expenditures and establishes internal controls. Reviews financial operations on an ongoing basis.  Establishes procedures and acquires financial systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services. Assists with system wide decision making. Serves as a member of the Executive Director’s cabinet.

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level, including supervisory experience. Master’s Degree in Finance or similar discipline, active CPA certification, and/or experience in a public setting preferred.  Thorough knowledge of administrative policies governing public sector financial practices and procedures.  Ability to be bonded  Knowledge of government standards and accounting protocol as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Must have and maintain certification by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office’ Center for Public Investment Management as required by Ohio Revised Code Sections 135.22 and 321.46.

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary $88,131. Plus full benefit package.

Application Process: Send resume to

Children’s Librarian - Trotwood Branch library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a dedicated, patron focused Children Librarian to work as a team member at the Trotwood Branch Library.  

Job Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s area through personal presence and areas design. Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources. Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.  Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates children’s programs and activities which address community needs and offer tie-ins to library materials.  Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies. Provides library outreach programs and school visits which meet community needs.  Maintains attractive appearance of Children’s area. Creates displays to promote library use.  Evaluates and suggests titles for purchase or replacement.  Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced or redistributed.  Submits required reports and budget requests. Serves on library committees. Attends Children’s department meetings. Assists with system-wide children’s programs, activities and initiatives. Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications:  Ability to use Internet and other new information technologies; ability to work effectively with schools and other community organizations; knowledge of children’s literature and collection development methods; experience working with planning and presenting children’s programs, and excellent community relation skills required.  MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience required.

Salary and Benefits: $41,724-$45,801. Plus excellent benefit package.

Application Process: Send resume to

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