Horticulturalist

Job No: WSC2684
Location: Sale, VIC

Horticulturalist

Position No. 844

Temporary Part-Time (up to 12 months)

Band 3 $27,975 - $29,821 per annum (Pro-rata figure based on 0.5EFT), plus 9.5% statutory superannuation

 

Are you keen to contribute to the aesthetics and ambiance of your community? Do you have a passion for horticulture? We are seeking a Horticulturalist to join the Natural Environment and Parks Team in a temporary part-time capacity for a period of up to 12 months.

In this role, you will assist in the provision of a variety of horticultural works programs. These may focus on a variety of horticulture functions including the maintenance of municipal parks and gardens, tree planting, and garden bed maintenance. Applicants with an eye for detail and a genuine commitment to quality outcomes are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualification in Horticulture (Certificate III or above) or significant relevant experience.
  • Experience in the maintenance of parks and gardens including grass and sports turf maintenance, tree planting and maintenance, and garden bed maintenance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, including methods, plants and materials especially herbicides & pesticides.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work alone or in a team.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence (medium rigid truck licence preferable).

 

Why Wellington?

We use award-winning technologies to seek and implement innovative improvements across the organisation. We work hard to position ourselves as a leader in local government, continuously improving our diverse range of services for the betterment of our community.

Don’t just listen to us, here’s what our staff say:

‘Proud to be a Wellington Shire employee.’

‘Great organisation, passionate and highly motivated staff – pleasure to be part of it.’

‘Perhaps the most collegial, friendly organisation I have joined.’

‘It was a good life choice to come and work with the team at Wellington.’

We acknowledge we couldn’t do it without great people. We offer a rewarding culture of innovation and continued learning; and a collaborative, supportive environment.

Why not Wellington?

 

About Wellington

Wellington Shire is Victoria’s third largest municipality. Its 10,924km2 extends from the High Country through the Gippsland Plains to the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Sale is a 2.5 hour drive east of Melbourne and the region boasts excellent sporting, educational, and recreational facilities. Visit www.saleandwellingtonshire.com.au to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work.

Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislated requirements.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in this advertisement and will be accepted no later than Midnight Sunday 27 January 2019.

A Position Description can be obtained from this link.

Wellington Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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