Position Details
Full Time
Transport and Infrastructure
Coombabah Depot
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 2 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 3 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 4 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 5 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 6 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 7 - Operational Services - Stream B, Division 2, Section 5
$1,000.74 to $1,094.61
9 (Nine)

City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with a diverse population, combining exciting challenges with the kind of lifestyle few cities can boast about.

At City of Gold Coast our commitment to a shared set of values shapes 'How We Do Things'  our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the role

Would you love to use your arboriculture skills while tending to our beautiful open spaces on the Gold Coast? This role is responsible for arboricultural activities including pruning & maintenance and improvements of parks, landscaped and recreation areas within the City's open space regions and road network.

You will take responsibility for

  • Working as part of a team undertaking arboricultural maintenance and improvements of our high profile foreshore parks, landscaped and recreation areas.
  • Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge, contributing to the continual improvement of the section.
  • Taking pride in your work, having passion for our City and constantly improving your landscaping skills with opportunities and learn new techniques and plant equipment.

Requirements for the role

  • You hold a Certificate II in Horticulture (Arboriculture) or related discipline 
  • You hold a Drivers licence class C unrestricted  and Construction Induction Card (White/Blue Card)
  • You have high level customer service and communication skills, a can do attitude and you thrive in a team environment.
  • You possess a high level of motivation and adaptability, with the ability to prioritise and multi task in a dynamic environment.

About City Maintenance branch

  • City Maintenance branch comprises of approximately 600 permanent staff and numerous contractors dedicated to delivering maintenance and cleaning services for the city's infrastructure assets.
  • Assets include buildings, bridges, parks, landscape, trees, roads, footpaths, beaches, canals, stormwater drainage and lakes.
  • These services are delivered in partnership with the respective Asset Custodians (including Parks & Recreational Services, Waste and Resource Management, City Libraries, Community Venues & Services, Fleet, City Assets, and Water and Waste) through service level or Partnering Agreements that outline the various roles, responsibilities and service levels between the parties.

About Transport and Infrastructure directorate

Transport and Infrastructure directorate is ultimately here to deliver quality infrastructure and services that align with the broader organisation vision and purpose. The directorate consists of asset custodians, service providers and business support roles that all contribute to the overall management, delivery and maintenance of quality infrastructure and services.

What can we offer?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with 9 day fortnights coupled with a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded. We offer professional development training and provide study assistance to enhance your career progression. Competitive remuneration on offer plus up to 12% superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice.The successful applicant will be appointed at the appropriate level based on Qualifications, Skills & Experience between State Level 2 and State Level 7. 

How to apply 

To apply for this position, you will be required to Sign Up to eRecruit and create a profile. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during business hours.

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may will also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

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Essential: Do you possess a Certificate II in Horticulture (Arboriculture) or related qualification? Please upload a copy of your qualification, as an Education Certificate.
Essential: Do you possess a current 'C' Class (or higher) Driver's Licence, and have a current Construction Induction Card (White/Blue Card)? Please upload copies as part of your application under 'Identification Document' (merged with any additional identification documents).
Desirable: Please provide details of your experience in arboricultural activities.
Desirable: Do you possess a “Working in Proximity of Traffic” Certificate? Please tell us about your ability to set up traffic control to undertake maintenance tasks in parks streetscapes and upload a copy of your accreditation under "Identification Documents".
Desirable: Please provide an example of when you have demonstrated initiative within the workplace.
Desirable: Please tell us about your experience in working in a team situation, and describe how you work cooperatively with other staff, contractors, and customers.
Desirable: Please tell us about your experience in the safe use and care of hand tools and motorised hand held equipment.
Desirable: Please name two (2) relevant Acts/ Standards that you feel would be essential to this position.
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