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Team Leader Parks

Cannington, Australia

Reference: 6344618

About the role

The Team Leader Parks is responsible for leading a team of Park Attendants to perform maintenance of the City's parks with focus on the many parks within Willetton.

Reporting to the Parks Supervisor - Passive Spaces - South, this is a challenging, hands-on opportunity that ensures beautiful natural spaces, through well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing parks.

A snapshot of your new role:

  • Supervise a team of Park Attendants, ensuring high quality work
  • Action maintenance schedules, landscape plans and customer service requests
  • Carry out pre-starts and ensure safe and sustainable working practices
  • Accurately report and document time-sheets and daily activities
  • Garden and turf maintenance e.g. mowing, hedging, fertilising, weeding, top dressing and turfing
  • Operate and maintain small plant and equipment e.g mowers, edgers, whipper snippers, blowers, etc.

What you will bring to the City

  • Minimum Certificate III in Horticulture (or equivalent) and/or 5 years' proven experience leading a team in horticultural / agricultural operations
  • Well-developed team leadership skills and ability to foster team accountability and collaboration
  • Advanced knowledge of turf maintenance, plant identification and weed, pest, disease management
  • Advanced use of mowers, whipper snippers, blowers, edgers and related tools
  • Minimum C Class Drivers Licence
  • Basic Traffic Management Certificate (or willingness to obtain within 6 months)
  • Satisfactory National Police Clearance (under six months)

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to use your advanced experience in horticulture and turf maintenance
  • Full-time permanent position (76 hours per fortnight)
  • 9-day fortnight
  • $66,838.20 per annum as of 1 July 2023 ($1285.35 per week / $33.83 per hour base rate) + penalties for overtime + super
  • Free gym and pool membership across our Cannington and Riverton Leisureplexes

Impact the Community in a Big Way!

The City of Canning aims to be a welcoming and thriving city, giving our people an opportunity to thrive through work that truly makes a difference! With a population of over 90,000 over 64 square km of land, we provide services to support and develop our community every day. We believe that engaging people with diverse backgrounds and all abilities will assist in delivering superior services to our community and are committed to the principles of equal opportunity for all.

Canning welcomes you to apply:

Click APPLY and submit your Cover Letter and Resume. You may also contact Reuben Thom on 0409 328 761 for a confidential discussion. Reference 169-2223 and visit our website for more information about the role.

Applications are open until 5.00pm 7 June 2023. We reserve the right to contact applicants and close the advertising period early.

Applications Close: 07 Jun 2023