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Horticulture Maintenance Worker

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Job Ref:  689
Employer:  City of Greater Geraldton
Job Type:  Full Time
Geraldton WA 6530, Australia (Show on map)

Horticulture Maintenance Worker

About the position:

The Horticulture Maintenance Worker undertakes operational activities associated with the provision of parks and gardens maintenance services to the City of Greater Geraldton, working under direction to ensure all work is carried out within agreed programs and budget constraints and in compliance with all relevant state and federal regulations, City policies, procedures and relevant Australian standards.

Key accountabilities:

  • Undertake maintenance duties including planting, weeding, pruning, brush cutting, spraying and removal of waste from garden beds.
  • General operation of plant and hand tools, carry out maintenance and/or labour duties as required.
  • Operate plant and specialised horticulture equipment in a competent and safe manner including loaders, mini excavators, bobcats and other machinery as required.

For further information view the position description: Horticulture Maintenance Worker (Ref: 689)

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Steve Buscumb, Supervisor Trees and Horticulture on 08 9956 6713.

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 methods associated with turf, landscaping, amenities and irrigation.

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 25 June 2018.

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