Library Officer

$49,639 - $57,514 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Newman WA 6753, Australia
  • 11/02/2021
Part time - Permanent Library Services

Job Description

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS665845

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021

Are you looking for an exciting change?

Newman Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a creative, hardworking and motivated Library Officer to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant will supervise the day to day operation of the library and provision of reference, information and associated services to teaching staff and students. You will be required to administer library systems, ensuring library records are up to date and library resources are maintained and processed so they are accessible and available to students and staff at all times. In addition, you will assist students and staff to select program and age appropriate materials, and prepare and monitor the library budget and make recommendations for new library resources.

Newman Primary School is a vibrant learning community that is located in the Pilbara town of Newman. Our school provides endless opportunities for its students to experience variety and success. Through the diversity of our programs, the enthusiasm of our staff and the support of our wider community we strive to fulfil the goals outlined in our strategic plan in order to deliver quality learning outcomes for students. We are an Independent Public School, enabling localised planning and decision making to improve the outcomes for all students. Students and staff are expected to work together to achieve personal excellence in all they do.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  1. Good verbal and written communication skills, including application of customer service principles and practices.
  2. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.
  3. Ability to use computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  4. Ability to provide administrative support and organise and prioritise tasks effectively.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Newman Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

You are encouraged to contact Nadine Pulbrook, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning (08) 9154 3900 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 05 March 2021.




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