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Grounds Maintenance Officer

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and conscientious people to fill the roles of Grounds Maintenance Officer (ASO3) at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), within Detainee Services.

The successful applicant will contribute to the upkeep of the grounds at the AMC. This includes planning and preparing for maintenance activities; monitoring the condition of grounds and plants and ensuring provision of ongoing care and/or remedial action; monitoring and implementing maintenance programs for machinery; and assessing results of maintenance works against the maintenance program.

In addition, you will be required to supervise detainees performing duties related to AMC grounds, including induction in the correct and appropriate operation of grounds maintenance equipment, ensuring Work Health and Safety requirements are met. This also includes the issuing and providing instruction on the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to supervise and work with detainees and possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Qualifications in green keeping / horticulture or demonstrated experience working in similar roles is desirable
Proficiency in the use Microsoft office suite and other data bases or the ability to quickly learn new databases / programs
Eligible candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check.
Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

How to Apply: To apply, applicants are required to submit four items: (1) a one to three page written response addressing the professional/technical skills and knowledge, and behavioural capabilities having regard for the job requirements; (2) a current curriculum; (3) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and (4) a copy of your driver’s licence. Please ensure you submit all four items.

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