Horticulturist

$1,298 weekly
  • Rockingham City Council
  • Rockingham WA, Australia
  • 07 Jul, 2022
Full time Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

Permanent, Full-time (average of 38 hours per week)

The City of Rockingham is located 40km south of the Perth CBD and is one of the fastest growing local governments in the south metropolitan area.  We are responsible for the provision and delivery of high quality services, facilities and events that meet or exceed community expectations.  Providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees is important to us and we are committed to employing team members who share the City’s Values of 

Recognition, Ethics, Service, Professional Development, Empowerment, Communication and Teamwork – RESPECT.  These Values are incorporated into all aspects of employment at the City.

Responsible for completing high quality maintenance activities for parks, reserves and streetscapes within the City, you will need to be able to make informed technical and operational decisions and provide support, leadership and advice to staff members and apprentices as required.

We can offer you variety with duties that include mentoring, developing and maintaining work programs, preparing maintenance schedules, landscaping, garden refurbishment, pruning, litter removal, fertilising, mulching and general garden maintenance.

You will be required to work to daily maintenance schedules and safely operate of a variety of horticultural equipment.

To be considered for this role, you must address the following selection criteria as part of your online application:

  1. Trade Certificate Horticulture or the possession of relevant experience in a Parks maintenance environment appropriate to position requirements.
  2. ‘MR’ class driver’s licence.
  3. OHS General Induction for Construction (White Card)
  4. Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Knowledge of occupational safety and health regulations.
  6. Relevant practical experience in landscape / amenity horticulture industry.

As well as a gross weekly wage of $1,298 (incorporating all allowances and penalty rates), we offer:

  • 11% superannuation and the opportunity to co-contribute up to 5%
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programmes
  • Flexible working arrangements, including rostered days off and two additional paid days of absence per annum
  • Training and development opportunities including paid study leave and study fees
  • Salary packaging opportunities for motor vehicles, etc.

An information package is available on our website.

NO CLOSING DATEDon’t be fooled by the ‘closing date’ that appears on our website – we have to put a date in but the reality is that applications will close without notice when the City considers it has a suitable pool of potential candidates.  If you are interested and have the right skills for either position, we highly recommend you apply as soon as possible.  Now is good!

The City of Rockingham accepts applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability and people who speak a first language other than English.

Job Closing Date

31 Dec, 2022