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Operational Open Spaces Labourer

Central Goldfields Shire Council

  • Permanent Part Time 0.6 FTE
  • $63,029 - $66,567 pa (pro-rata) plus Superannuation

About Us

Located at the geographical centre of Victoria, within one hour's drive from Ballarat or Bendigo, and just two hours from Melbourne sits Central Goldfields Shire Council. Maryborough is the major business centre surrounded by seven townships that feature iconic heritage architecture. Agricultural industries spread across the municipality, and there are several major manufacturing, infrastructure, freight, printing and food production companies that call us home.

We are a dynamic organisation with a visionary and engaging executive, that look to put value into what we do for our community, residents and business.

Our Values

  • Community and Customer Focussed
  • Collaborative and Inclusive
  • Challenge the Status Quo

About the role

Seeking an enthusiastic person to join a motivated team, working within the Open Space Maintenance Unit to complete horticulture and parks maintenance, tasks and programs to Council standards and polices.

Daily, you will take responsibility for the care of plant, tools and equipment, including fuel, lubrication and fluid levels as required and fulfill allocated tasks in maintaining trees, gardens, parks, ovals, plantations drains and/or road reserves.

What you will do:

  • Eradicate weeds by both manual and chemical techniques
  • Maintain all open space assets connected to Council Centre's
  • Operate plant and equipment associated with garden maintenance - e.g., rotary hoes, mowers, brush cutters, pruners, etc
  • Participate in cleansing of assets including footpaths, park furniture, playgrounds, barbeques, and other locations as requested
  • General maintenance and repairs of irrigation
  • Act on or report observed situations requiring maintenance attention.

What you will bring:

  • Horticulture Certificate III or equivalent related experience (desirable)
  • License to drive a motor vehicle and MR truck (desirable)
  • Chemical Users Certificate (desirable)
  • Experience in passive and active open space irrigation or similar
  • Experience working with contractors
  • Experience and skills in weed/plant identification
  • Ability to work with other employees and deal with the public in a courteous manner
  • Experience in use and maintenance of small plant
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • A continuous improvement mindset with a positive, proactive, and flexible attitude

Central Goldfields Shire Council is a child safe organisation and an inclusive employer. We encourage people of all abilities, cultural backgrounds, and denominations, to apply.

What we offer you

We are open to discussing the possibility of flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and flexible start and finishing times that work for both you and the organisation. You are welcome to discuss these opportunities at interview.

We offer a great salary, excellent growth opportunities and the ability to really influence the future of our council and its surrounds. If this sounds like you, be part of an innovative and committed council and apply today!

Interviews will be conducted week commencing 18 March 2024

For enquiries, please contact Brenton Hull: Open Spaces Coordinator, on (03) 5461 6706

Applications close on Monday 11 March 2024 at 5.00pm

Applications close: 11 Mar 2024

Reference: 6548756
Location: Maryborough, VIC
Listed: 27 February 2024

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