About This Position
Council is seeking a trade qualified Gardener to join its Parks and Reserves Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, protecting and enhancing the Council’s main streetscapes, garden beds, playgrounds, parks and reactional areas in its key priority precincts, including the Kingston CBD.
To be successful in this position you need to have previous experience in the horticulture industry and a trade qualification in Horticulture, Turf Management, or Conservation and Land Management. Demonstrated knowledge of plants, garden design and maintenance, tree pruning, turf preparation and maintenance is essential.
Further details: The salary offered is in the range of $58,620 to $62,199 per annum, depending on skills and experience. For more information, contact Scott Rollins, Coordinator Parks and Reserves on (03) 6211 8288.
How to Apply: The Information Package for this role is available below. To ensure your application is considered, you must provide a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria. Applications can be submitted online through the Employment Portal on Council’s website.
Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 6 November 2020.
Please address these selection criteria in your application.
1. A suitable vocational trade qualification, such as the Certificate III or IV in Horticulture, Turf Management or Conservation and Land Management.
2. The ability to plan, organise and deliver specialist horticultural maintenance and landscaping projects.
3. A competent knowledge of plant species and their environmental requirements, garden design and maintenance, tree pruning, turf preparation and maintenance.
4. The ability to safely maintain and use a range of plant and equipment including rollers, chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, tractors and light trucks.
5. The ability to supervise other, less experienced, workers in the completion of horticultural projects.
6. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety procedures in a high risk work environment and ensure that team members comply with the procedures.
7. The ability to communicate effectively with the general public, contractors and other team members.
Licences (Including Plant, Machinery and Equipment Licences)
1. White Card – General Induction for Construction.
2. Chem Cert accreditation
3. Current driver’s licence endorsed Medium Rigid.
1. Chain Saw licence (Trim and Crosscut)
2. Traffic control accreditation – Control traffic competency with Stop-Slow Bat and Implement Traffic Management Plans.
3. Basic First Aid
4. Competent computer skills.