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Skilled Park Worker

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

$68K Total Remuneration Package

$61K Base Salary

Location: Caloundra

Vacancy No: 3523

Permanent - Full-time

Applications close: 31 March 2023 11:59pm AEST


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 responsible for the care, management and operation of a comprehensive network of open space and recreational areas across the region.


As a Skilled Park Worker, you’ll play a key role in maintaining and preserving the Sunshine Coasts’ beautiful parks and reserves by undertaking horticultural and landscape improvements, maintenance and management and utilising various plant equipment as part of day-to-day activities.


About you

As the face of Council, you will provide excellent customer service and ensure work is carried out in a timely manner, while working as part of a pro-active, high performing team.


While possessing well developed team and leadership qualities, you also have an eye for detail and can work autonomously.


Your horticultural and turf management knowledge should be extensive, demonstrating a strong understanding of soil science, plant identification, and pest & disease management. 


To be successful in the role, you’ll need the following:

  • Certificate III in horticulture/turf management  
  • Significant experience in turf & irrigation management
  • Extensive horticultural knowledge  
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
  • Current “C” and “MR” Class Drivers 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. As such, 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:

  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave (4 weeks entitlement per year)
  • Discounted health related memberships and other wellbeing initiatives
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • a 1-page cover letter expressing your interest and summarising your suitability for the role with reference to the Position Profile;
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


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 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact Jack Rea during business hours on 0409 065 575.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team


At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.