Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 1 Temporary, Seasonal position (September to June recurring)

Job Code: 07942 – Library Technician 2

Salary: $833.14 to $955.10 per week
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 168890 (PDSB21-106)

An exciting opportunity awaits you in the role of Library Technician at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford. The Brantford Campus operates school and after school programs with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of the students at the campus. Are you looking for an opportunity to grow professionally? If so, consider this unique opportunity, where you will enjoy varied work and challenging responsibilities.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role you will:

  • Perform library support services such as circulation duties.
  • Maintain and update a computerized database.
  • Shelving, filing and maintaining a variety of collections (i.e. books, videos, learning kits, research papers, etc.).
  • Purchase books and learning materials and coordinate publisher sales.
  • Locate, make available and distribute a variety of accessible formats for students who are blind or have low-vision.
  • Learn, explore and provide support and instruction for staff and students on the use of accessible technology.
  • Provide professional-development for staff related to your work.
  • Communicate with students, staff and families on the support and resources that the WRMS library provides.
  • Work with students of all ages promoting an appreciation of reading, for all formats.

How do I qualify?

Skills and Qualifications:
Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Library and Information Technician diploma and/or equivalent training or work experience in the library and information field.
  • You know library processes, procedures, protocols and coding systems including the Dewey Decimal system.
  • You have knowledge of and the ability to operate library automation software and keyboarding skills.
  • You understand relevant purchasing policies and procedures.
  • You can effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • You demonstrate organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • You can work independently and part of a team to exercise attention to detail.
  • You have physical dexterity/mobility and ability to lift up to 7 kg.
  • You have an interest in learning new skills related to the needs of staff and students.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary-Seasonal position, duration up to 10 months, 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 3.7
Category: Administrative and Support Services
Posted on: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: PSBjobs@ontario.ca

Collection of Information
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All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code .