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Tradesperson - Parks Operations

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Job Ref:  CC562
Employer:  Cumberland Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Merrylands NSW 2160, Australia (Show on map)

Tradesperson - Parks Operations

  • Permanent Full-time
  • 3 positions available
  • 1 x Passive Parks East
  • 1x Bushlands
  • 1x Active Parks West (Wicket Team)

About the Organisation

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council’s new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our new organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.  

About the Opportunity

Council is currently recruiting for various positions as Tradespersons in its Parks Operations area.

In this role you will undertake a range of activities that delivery specialist services in the maintenance of Council’s Open Space including passive parks, sportsgrounds, streetscapes, tree operations, recreation facilities, bushland, and riparian areas ensuring these open spaces are in excellent condition, safe and suitable for use by the community. You will assist in ensuring customer and community satisfaction with Councils parks and recreation operations.

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • Relevant trade qualifications e.g Certificate III in Conservation & Land Management, Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Landscape Construction, Trades Services, Irrigation or Floodlighting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of park maintenance and parks infrastructure related issues, current trends, industry best-practice and new developments relating to maintenance services and parks operations
  • Ability to plan, coordinate resources, and undertake maintenance activities relevant to the position including but not limited to mowing, edging, weeding, chemical spraying, litter collection, animal welfare, trades functions, wicket preparation, and asset inspections
  • Demonstrated experience in operating parks maintenance related small plant and equipment, including small hand tools, and power tools
  • Demonstrated ability to deal in a positive and courteous manner with the public and other staff at all times
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with contractors

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  

Download position description here

Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed in Grade 6 of Cumberland / Holroyd salary structure with a salary range of $941.82 to $1,077.05 per week plus superannuation. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies. If offered and accepted, the applicant will be transferred to the new position and the salary, terms & conditions will be negotiable.

Conditions of Employment: These roles are permanent full time positions, standard working hours are Monday to Friday 6.30am - 3.00pm. This position will work a 70 hour, 9 day fortnight.

Position File Number: SP-EI-98

Enquiries: Telephone Bradley Reynolds on 8757 9559 for further information.

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Friday 15 June 2018

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