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March

Leading Hand Horticulturist

City of Gold Coast - Coomera, QLD

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Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Reference number 30339

Employment status Full Time
Directorate Transport and Infrastructure
Location Coomera Depot
Award - Classification City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 5 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 6 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 7 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
Salary $1,039.72 to $1,126.16
Salary Details
Hours per week 38
Days per fortnight 9 (Nine)
Position summary

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

We aim high - we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
We add value - we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
We work as a team - our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
We take responsibility - we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the role

Would you love to use your horticulture skills while tending to our beautiful open spaces on the Gold Coast? This role is responsible for leading a work team undertaking maintenance and improvements of parks, landscaped and recreation areas within the City's open space regions on the Northern Gold Coast.

Note: The successful applicant will be appointed at the appropriate level based on qualifications, skills and experience between State Level five and State Level seven.

You will take responsibility for:
Leading and building a work team undertaking maintenance and improvements of parks, landscaped and recreation areas.
Planning and organising own work priorities and work of others, following designated work practices to maximise outcomes in terms of quality and productivity.
Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge, and provide training and multi skilling of crew members for continual improvement of the section.
Working predominately within a spray team, undertaking spraying of public open spaces including road verges and landscaped areas.
Taking pride in your work, having passion for our City and constantly improving your landscaping skills with opportunities and learning new techniques and plant equipment.

Requirements for the role:
Certificate III in Horticulture or related discipline (e.g. Green Keeping).
Drivers licence class "C" unrestricted and Construction Induction Card (White/Blue Card).
Demonstrated supervisory skills including demonstrated capacity for leadership, self-management, decision-making and team building.
You have high level customer service and communication skills, a can do attitude and you thrive in a team environment.
You possess a high level of motivation and adaptability, with the ability to prioritise and multi task in a dynamic environment.

About the City Maintenance Branch

The City Maintenance Branch comprises of approximately 600 permanent staff and numerous contractors dedicated to delivering maintenance and cleaning services for the city's infrastructure assets.
Assets include buildings, bridges, parks, landscape, trees, roads, footpaths, beaches, canals, stormwater drainage and lakes.
These services are delivered in partnership with the respective Asset Custodians (including Parks & Recreational Services, Waste and Resource Management, City Libraries, Community Venues & Services, Fleet, City Assets, and Water and Waste) through service level or Partnering Agreements that outline the various roles, responsibilities and service levels between the parties.

About the Transport and Infrastructure Directorate

The Transport and Infrastructure directorate is ultimately here to deliver quality infrastructure and services that align with the broader organisation vision and purpose. The directorate consists of asset custodians, service providers and business support roles that all contribute to the overall management, delivery and maintenance of quality infrastructure and services.

The Selection Process

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may also be required to undertake psychometric testing, police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

How to apply

Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application.

For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during business hours.

Please note applications for all of our vacancies close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

Screening questions Essential: Do you possess a current 'C' Class (or higher) Driver's Licence and a Construction Induction Card (White/Blue Card)? Please upload a copy of each licence in one 'Identification Document', with other relevant licences.
Essential: Do you possess a Certificate III in Horticulture or an equivalent qualification, and have a minimum of 4 years' experience in horticulture? Please provide details and upload a copy of your qualification as an ‘Education Certificate’.
Desirable: Do you possess a current ACDC Spray Operators Licence and a Certified Visual Inspection of Playground Equipment? If so, please provide details and upload a copy of each licence in one 'Identification Document', with other relevant licences.
Desirable: Do you possess a “Working in Proximity of Traffic” Certificate? Please tell us about your ability to set up traffic control to undertake maintenance tasks in parks streetscapes and upload a copy of your accreditation under "Identification Documents".
Desirable: Please provide an overview of your experience in horticulture, including your experience in supervisory or leading hand positions.
Desirable: Please describe your supervisory experience such as how you ensure the directions and instructions issued to crew members under your control are understood.
Contact person Craig Falcon Green
Contact number 0755811844
Alternate contact person Terry Canton
Alternate contact number 0755811840
Closing date 09/04/2021