Assistant Animal Attendant - Casual

Job No: BC1415
Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown City Council is the second largest Council in New South Wales and a leader in the growth and development of the Western Sydney region. With a population of over 360,000 and a total of 48 residential suburbs, working in Blacktown City provides a wide portfolio of professional opportunities.

Located in the heart of Greater Sydney, between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains, Blacktown is home to a widely diverse and proud community of more than 180 represented nationalities. 

About the opportunity

We are looking for motivated individuals who share a commitment and passion for animals to join the Animal Holding Facility as casual Assistant Animal Attendants.

You will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of animal housing is maintained, along with the health and welfare of animals at Blacktown's Animal Holding Facility.

Qualifications and experience


  • Current class C driver's licence. 


  • Relevant qualifications in animal care related units
  • Experience in handling companion animals
  • Licensed to drive both manual and automatic vehicles. 


Remuneration and benefits

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

  • An hourly rate of $24.3658 (Grade 2, Level 1) applies plus 25% casual loading 
  • Penalty rates for weekend work
  • Casual working hours
  • 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 tests, tests where there may be reasonable suspicion and / or post reportable incident testing for Council workers.


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:           22 November 2019

Contact Officer:       Suzanne Hocking on 9839 6837

INTERNAL REF:        Casual 


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