Gardener Assistant

$31.23 hourly
  • Swan City Council
  • Wodonga VIC, Australia
  • 02 Aug, 2022
Full time Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

  • Full time, ongoing role 
  • $31.23 per hour, starting rate 
  • Join the team that makes our city beautiful 
  • Freedom to demonstrate your skills across the community 

About Us 

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here.  

About the Role 

The Gardening Assistant works with the team to deliver services to the specified standard for the programmed work allocated to the gardens team. 

  • Assist with the delivery of all maintenance activities that relate to the role including but not limited to trees & shrubs, garden beds, grass & turf, pest & weeds, park furniture, fences & gates, irrigation and other horticultural activities.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of gardens plant and equipment items in a safe and competent manner as required.
  • Assist by responding to customer service requests in a timely, courteous and helpful manner.  

What you will bring 

We are looking for applications showing us that you are: 

  • Qualified in gardening and/or have an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Experienced in gardening and some mechanical maintenance.
  • Able to follow instructions and work according to established processes.
  • Able to provide good customer service and ensure quality of work outputs. 

How to Apply 

Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and, 
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement.  

Enquiries: Team Leader Gardens – Michael Power | (02) 6022 9377 | mpower@wodonga.vic.gov.au  

Applications close Sunday 11:59pm, August 14, 2022  

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs, 
  • flexible work arrangements,
  • learning and development, and
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

Job Closing Date

14 Aug, 2022