Parks & Open Space Ganger

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Wandoan QLD, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description



 Permanent Full Time 

 Wandoan Depot 

  • Permanent Full Time Position | Contribute to the beautification of our vibrant community
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities | Work / life balance - 9 day fortnight
  • Experience Western Downs - It's the people who make it! 

About the Western Downs and Council

It is an exciting time to be living and working on the Western Downs, with a strong, diverse economy creating exciting opportunities for our growing regional area.

The Western Downs is also emerging as a prime tourist destination with a variety of unique experiences, vibrant major events, and stunning natural landscapes to captivate visitors of all ages and interests.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a sustainable organisation delivering modern and quality essential services to around 35,000 residents.

WDRC is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating the people that make our region unique and dedicated to making a real difference in the community. 

About the Opportunity

Based in Wandoan, you will be part of the Parks and Open Space team responsible for maintaining Council's park assets.

Reporting to the Parks and Open Space Team Leader, you will:

  • supervise and mentor Parks and Open Space gang and contribute positively to work undertaken by the gang;
  • operate plant items, carry out construction and maintain infrastructure and parks assets;
  • actively participate in planning and recommending possible ways in which allocated tasks and responsibilities can be carried out more effectively and efficiently;
  • uphold the public image of the Council and maintain satisfactory relations and goodwill with the community; and
  • undertake general labouring duties as required.  

About yourself

The successful applicant will have:

  • certificate III in Horticulture or demonstrated equivalent experience;
  • open ‘C’ class drivers' licence (LR is desirable);
  • OH&S Construction Safety Induction White/Blue Card; and
  • relevant plant operator tickets are desirable.

It is strongly recommended that applicants are fully vaccinated (received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction)). You agree that you will comply with Council's COVID-19 Vaccination - Organisational Policy 

The benefits WDRC offer:

  • Work / life balance - option of 9 day fortnight
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support
  • Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Living & Working in the Western Downs:
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs

Gain valuable real-life experience and insights through working in the outdoors and creating open spaces to bring the community together.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE 

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Questionnaire (see attached). Please upload your completed questionnaire in the qualifications section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position.  

Applications close 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 30 June 2022. 

Additional Information
The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

WDRC reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.

Job Closing Date

30 Jun, 2022