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Parks Worker / Operator

Category:  Parks & Gardens
Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

$62K total remuneration package

Location: Various Depots

Vacancy No: 1114

Permanent Full-Time

Applications close: Monday 17 May 2021, 11:59pm


Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

Council’s Parks & Gardens Branch are seeking multiple Parks Worker / Operators to join their productive field team in maintaining our region’s vast array of outdoor spaces. The role is responsible for maintenance activities such as; irrigation management, planting and pruning of trees & shrubs, weeding, mulching as well as the treatment of pests and diseases.


The successful candidate will also undertake mowing and turf management practices within our parks precincts and open spaces.


Your daily duties will encompass a variety of tasks from removal of green waste and litter to assisting in landscape construction and maintenance within Sunshine Coast parks and gardens. As a requirement of the role, you will undertake general labouring as necessary.


This position holds a strong safety and compliance focus whereby obligations under the Workplace Health and Safety Act and Environmental Protection Act are central to daily duties.



About you

As someone passionate about Horticulture and the outdoors, who brings a high level of energy you will possess a Certificate II in Horticulture or have relevant experience in the field.


You will hold a Work Safely in the Construction Industry White Card along with “LR” class driver’s licence. Essential to your success is physical agility and the level of fitness, strength and dexterity to carry out labouring and frequent heavy lifting & bending.


You are a team player, eager to join a high-performing team, utilising your strong problem-solving abilities to complete all tasks within set timeframes.


Candidates possessing the following will be highly regarded for the role:

  • AC/DC Licence
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • 2 years recent and continous horticultural or landscaping experience
  • Chainsaw and other mechanical and hand held gardening equipment licences (e.g. Ride-On Mower)
  • Experience in operating equipment such as mowers, chainsaws, mulchers, brush cutters, blower vacs


Please note, appointment to this position is subject to completion of a pre-employment medical assessment.


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave (4 weeks entitlement per year)


How to apply

Submit a resume / CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, including your ability to fulfil key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile. Click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


The following questions are included on the application form. We recommend you draft your answers in Microsoft Word, and then copy across.

  • Please list your experience over the last two years (company and duties).
  • What are you most proud of in your work history?
  • How do you feel about working in a team environment?  We encourage using an example to demonstrate.



Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2021-2025.

For specific enquiries contact Rob Tsikleas during business hours on 0418 182 243.


Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.