The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept applications from the first one hundred (100) applicants that meet the qualification guidelines outlined below.
Are you interested in making a positive impact on your community? Do you desire to create and support lifelong reading, learning, and enjoyment? If so, the City of Ontario has an exciting opportunity for you! The Ontario City Library is looking for a motivated individual to join their team as a Librarian. Under general supervision, this position performs professional library functions pertaining to the maintenance of the library. In addition, the Librarian supports unit programs and services, assists in collections development, provides reference services, and assists with special programs.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a team-oriented individual committed to fostering positive working relationships; be a self-starter and innovative thinker; and have a passion for Public Service. Additionally, the successful candidate will embody the Ontario City Library's Mission, Vision and Values as well as the qualities of a "Five Tool Player" - Leader, Thinker, Communicator, Operator and Public Servant - and the values of the City's Approach to Public Service - Commitment to the Community, Excellence through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the Right Way.
This recruitment will result in an eligibility list for the Librarian classification to meet the current and future needs of the library. This classification can be assigned to Children's Services, Teen Services or Adult Services.
The Community Life and Culture Agency
The City of Ontario's Community Life & Culture Agency endeavors to meet the Ontario City Council goal to "encourage, provide or support enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy city programs, policies and activities." Community Life & Culture does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, services and events available through the Recreation & Community Services, Library, Museum, Arts & Culture, and Housing departments.
The Ontario City Library has been serving the public as a City department since 1894. The Ovitt Family Community Library and Lewis Family Branches of the Library contain over 315,000 items, including books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio books, kits and a local history collection. A wide variety of technology is available for the public including internet, several software, eBooks, and state of the art technology through Lightspeed makerspace that offers access to equipment such as 3D printers and a laser cutter. The Library offers a wide variety of programs and services for all ages including early literacy, Veterans Resource Center, adult literacy tutoring, workforce development training, and the Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room.
The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Management Services, Community Life & Culture, Community Development, Economic Development, Public Works and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 300 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.
The City’s vision for the future is very exciting, and we foresee tremendous growth within the year(s) to come. We welcome you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City’s website. A few useful links are listed below, including a link to the City’s 2022 State of the City video.
State of the City
The Ontario Plan (The City’s Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)
Smart Ontario (Information about recent City projects)
Downtown Ontario (What to do in Downtown Ontario)