General Hand

$58,344 - $59,887 yearly
  • City of Mandurah
  • Mandurah WA, Australia
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full time Other Trades and Services

Job Description

Permanent Full-Time and Casual Relief

Built & Natural Environment | Regional WA

Work Type: Permanent - Full Time, Casual

Please note:

  • Applying for these positions is ONLY to show your interest in working in the City Parks area of the Operations Services at the City. You will not be contacted unless a position becomes vacant and you are short listed for an interview.

Our City Parks team is looking for a self-motivated and hardworking individual to fill the permanent full-time position of General Hand as well as a pool of available candidates available to fill a pool of casual position available at the moment. In these positions your expertise and experience in horticulture will require you to undertake duties in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner and to agreed quality standards. The vacancies may be in garden maintenance, irrigation, mowing, bushland conservation and landscape construction.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with garden maintenance including mulching, planting and pruning of vegetated areas
  • Mowing including operation of ride-on mowers, edgers blowers and brush cutters
  • Operating tractor for general activities such as slashing and turf renovations
  • Monitoring turf and garden water needs and highlighting reticulation issues
  • Weed management including application of herbicides and manual weed removal
  • General litter collection, clean up and blowing down of paved surfaces
  • Installation of vertical pine pole bollards and other fencing
  • Applying wetting agents and fertilizers to turf and garden areas
  • Tree planting
  • Traffic management

To be successful, you will have:

  • A current unrestricted ‘MR’ class drivers licence
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Experience in parks and gardens maintenance
  • Current certificate in Basic Worksite Traffic Management
  • Current White Card
  • Knowledge of safe operation of ride-on mowers, brushcutters and other gardening tools
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • A willingness to work within a team
  • Certificate III in Horticulture (desirable)
  • Front End Loader Ticket (desirable)
  • Chainsaw ticket (desirable)
  • Basic first aid (desirable)

The City of Mandurah is committed to creating a diverse workforce. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, or from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

At the City you will have access to a range of benefits, a supportive work environment and a fantastic culture. We strive to deliver exceptional service and embrace the values of Courage, Innovative, Excellence, Integrity and Connected.

This OSE Level 2 full time permanent position attracts a salary range of $58,344 to $59,887 gross per annum dependent on qualifications and experience with the option to work a 9-day fortnight. The casual positions attract an hourly rate of $35.43 per hour, inclusive of 20% casual loading.

To apply please visit our Careers page at For further information or any enquiries, please contact Cameron Tuck, Coordinator City Parks on (08) 9550 3972.

Please note: There is NO closing date for this position and applications will be assessed upon receipt, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Mark R Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Job Closing Date

Mar 19, 2021