Certified Gardener

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community, Environment, Services, Technical

Certified Gardener

  • Permanent Full Time - 38 hours per week (Flexible)
  • Band 3A $61,912 + super + set fortnightly RDO 

Yarra City Council is seeking an experienced AQF level 3 Horticulturalist to join our Open Space Services team. An exciting opportunity is waiting for you to play a key role in protecting and enhancing the City of Yarra's green assets!

You be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of all council owned garden beds as well as providing advice on Horticulture and maintenance to internal and external customers and stakeholders. You will also assist the Parks & Gardens - Leading Hand in developing and mentoring Horticulture apprentices.  

We are looking for someone who has a proactive work ethic, is a team player, has great attention to detail, excellent time/record management skills and an ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced environment. In return you will have the opportunity to work on a very diverse range of interesting projects as they relate to Horticulture and Open Space.

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • Horticultural Trade Certificate 3 or equivalent training and qualifications relevant to the position.
  • A current Victorian or National Light Rigid Driver’s License.
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Traffic controller/ worksite traffic management training.
  • Ability to undertake operations on main roads safely and in accordance with road traffic and signage laws.
  • Ability to use all required herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other chemicals in accordance with safe handling procedures.
  • ACUP- Agricultural Chemical Users Permit.

Preferably, to be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Previous experience working within local or state government departments.
  • Previous experience working with the public and external service providers.

For further information see the position description or contact Glen Williames, Coordinator Open Space Services at glen.williames@yarracity.vic.gov.au or via phone on 9205 5765. 

Download File902136 - Certified Gardener - Position Description - March 2023.pdf

Applications close on 31 March 2023.

To apply for this role, please upload your CV, Cover Letter and Key Selection Criteria.

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.  Please include an authorised copy of your Trade certificate and driver’s license with your application.  The original copies may be requested for viewing at Interview stage.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working with Children Check, proof of COVID-19 double Vaccination and a pre-employment medical assessment prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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