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City Precinct Operations Officer - Horticulture

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Job Ref:  703
Employer:  City of Greater Geraldton
Job Type:  Full Time
Geraldton WA 6530, Australia (Show on map)

City Precinct Operations Officer - Horticulture 

About the position:

The City Precinct Operations Officer - Horticulture undertakes activities associated with the parks, gardens, active play areas and activation spaces, including maintaining core attractions and essential services within the City of Greater Geraldton’s high profile precincts. 

The position is eligible to work a 9 day per fortnight work cycle (76 hours per fortnight) working between the hours of 6am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Occasional earlier starts and weekend work may be required.

Key accountabilities:

  • Maintenance of the City Precinct’s parks and gardens, including streetscapes, amenities, turf, active or passive recreation and other horticultural areas to a high standard;
  • Undertake cleaning and minor maintenance/repair work of City Precinct essential services which include rubbish removal and sanitation of amenities;
  • Undertake maintenance duties including planting, weeding, pruning, brush cutting, spraying, sweeping, mowing and removal of waste from garden beds;
  • Carry out inspections of park play equipment, City assets located in high profile areas as required by the City Precinct Facilitator;
  • Provide clean and appealing streetscapes and pathways where required clean and maintain as required.

For further information view the position description: City Precinct Operations Officer - Horticulture

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Kim North, City Precinct Facilitator on 08 9956 6715.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant will have (or be working towards) a Certificate II in Horticulture or similar relevant qualification, hold a minimum MR class driver’s licence and have demonstrated experience in horticulture maintenance techniques and turf management.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary starting from $54,588 per annum or $27.62 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation 
  • 22 Annual Leave days (17.5% leave loading)
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

To be considered for this vacancy, you must include the following documents in your application:

  1. A completed Application Form (to enable the E-Form, save the document to your computer desktop)
  2. A current resume
  3. A completed Selection Criteria Form addressing each of the selection criteria outlined in the roles position description (please refer to Information for Applicants for further details)

Applications should be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer at or sent to: City of Greater Geraldton, PO Box 101, Geraldton WA 6531 by 4pm, Monday 28 May 2018.

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