Grounds Maintenance Officer

Posted 17 May 2024
Job type Temporary

Job description

Our state government client is seeking six (6) experienced Grounds Maintenance Worker(s) to carry out general maintenance of garden/lawn areas in their Padbury and Guildford locations.

Rate: $38.90 per hour plus Super
Duration: 2-3 months plus possible extension
Hours: Full time – 7.6 hours per day (full time preferred, but part time may be considered)

Location: Padbury (4 positions) or Guildford (2 positions)

Parking: Provided

Under the direction of the Team Leader or Operations Coordinator, the incumbent will:
- Perform general maintenance of garden/lawn areas and grounds, including raking, edging, mowing, weeding, and sweeping, as directed.
- Conduct pruning duties for shrubs and other plants as required.
- Carry out planting duties as needed.
- Prune, dead-head, and maintain roses.
- Apply mulch and general soil conditioners.
- Use and perform basic maintenance on horticultural equipment such as tractors, mowers, edgers, and brush cutters.
- Apply general chemicals as directed.
- Assist in general maintenance/construction tasks, such as bricklaying, brick paving, and granite work, as required.
- Participate in landscaping projects (both hard and soft) as directed.
- Aid in reclamation projects, including the removal of granite/marble ledgers and full monumental surrounds, and concreting headstones.
- Provide assistance to the Burials team and Crematorium, including backfilling graves and assisting Crematorium staff and in chapels, upon completion of training.

- A relevant Trade Certificate, e.g. Certificate II in Horticulture
- 3-4 years of relevant and accumulated experience.
- The ability to work in a flexible team environment.
- Experience in a physical outdoor environment, including experience or the aptitude to learn the operation and general maintenance of horticultural machinery.
- Knowledge of and ability to undertake safe work practices and use correct manual handling techniques.
- Sound interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively and deliver high standards of customer service.
- Initiative, self-motivation, and the ability to work productively without supervision.
- A basic level of computer literacy, including Microsoft Windows and Internet use.
- A commitment to integrity, honesty, and ethical work practices and behavior.

- Basic knowledge of reticulation operation and maintenance.
- Experience in general maintenance/construction duties, such as bricklaying, brick paving, and granite work.
- Holding an MR Licence.

- Current National Police Check
- Medical check from GP confirming fit for duties of role
- A Class C Driver's Licence (manual)

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