Library Technician - Community Learning

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Mary Ternes 
Contact Number
02 9839 6621
Blacktown City Council, NSW



Library Technician - Community Learning

Job No: BC2088 | Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 395,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 612,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

This is an exciting permanent, full-time opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified para-professional to work within Blacktown City Libraries Community Learning team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing excellent customer service with a focus on information services and digital literacy. Will be required to have excellent communication skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all key stakeholders.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have sound knowledge of information resources and collections both digital and physical
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a high-functioning team and possess excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Qualifications and experience


  • Library Technician Diploma, Associate Diploma or equivalent, as recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Previous library experience
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to a customer focused service
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment and independently
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated high level digital literacy.


  • Current class C driver’s licence
  • First aid certification
  • Ability to speak a community language.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • Entry level for this position is $1,130.10 per week
  • 35 hour working week 
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flex-time arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 9.5% employer superannuation contribution payable to the Local Government Superannuation Scheme, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

Please note being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement prior to commencement and throughout ongoing employment with Blacktown City Council.

We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Position description

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  1. Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach. 
  2. Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging-out' of the system.
  3. Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

Best of luck.

Closing Date:           Friday 10 June 2022, 11.30 pm

Contact Officer:       Mary Ternes on 02 9839 6621