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Reference Number 13415
Position Title Librarian - Smithfield
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Smithfield Library
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary


Reference Number: 13415
Salary Range: $73,192.58 - $78,176.92 per annum
Location: - Cairns Qld - Various Library Branches
Close Date: Friday, 29 January 2021

Develop your career with Cairns Regional Council, an innovative employer that listens, respects and values your contribution.  We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn.  Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you! 

We are currently seeking a highly engaged and suitably qualified Librarian to join our team now! 

Reporting to the Client Services Team Leader, the primary objectives of this position are: 

  • Support the Client Services Team Leader to ensure a consistently high standard of customer-focussed library services and resources are provided to the community.
  • Lead, support and deliver excellent front-of-house services and operations across various Library venues.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to build a high performing team that is results oriented. 

To be successful in this role you will require: 

  • Eligibility for professional (Associate) membership – AALIA of ALIA
  • ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in library and information studies; or
  • First degree in any discipline AND an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course.
  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence
  • A current Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to interpret, provide professional advice and apply library policies, practices and procedures to implement innovative library services, programs and solutions (including collections).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology and digital literacy with the ability to apply the relevant applications to a library environment.
  • Proven effective team management skills including time management, establishment of priorities and project management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills including the ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively as a team member.

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit. 

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have an ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in Library and Information studies or first degree in any discipline and an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course?
Essential: Do you have or are you eligible to obtain a Working with Children - Blue Card?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 29/01/2021
Position Description
VRN13415 - CU061 Librarian Smithfield - Information Kit.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.