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Employment Opportunity - Leading Hand Parks & Gardens


Location: Wedgefield Depot   Occupation: Parks & Gardens/Irrigation   Division: Infrastructure & Town Services -

$84,059.04 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

The Town of Port Hedland is currently seeking a Leading Hand Parks & Gardens who will work closely with the Coordinator Parks & Gardens to ensure the Town’s Parks and Open Space assets are effectively maintained throughout the community. Encompassing 4 ovals, 14 neighbourhood parks and 4 sports grounds, as well as various community facilities, landscaped areas and entry statements, this position requires a motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced environment and takes pride in achieving operational programs to ensure our community and town benefit from our green assets.

The position is responsible for leading the Parks & Gardens team in collaboration with other Leading Hands, in areas such as general horticulture, landscaping and turf management, therefore previous supervisory experience within the industry is a must along with basic computer skills.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Formal qualification or demonstrated experience in Horticulture/Turf Management/Irrigation fields at a supervisory level
  • Current ‘MR’ class drivers licence
  • White Card
  • Workplace First Aid Certificate

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Five weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program (includes discounted gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application.

Our Values

Creating a nationally significant, friendly city people are proud to call home.

Our supporting values are:

Quality – We strive for excellence and take pride in everything we do. We challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.

Unity – We work as one team and actively share our ideas and information across the organisation.

Integrity – We are honest and ethical in everything we do, fostering transparency and promoting public trust and continued confidence.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:  PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand: Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process. Should the preferred candidate not meet all essential criteria they may be offered the position at a lower salary level, in-line with their skills and experience.

For further information about this position please contact Grant Voss, Manager Parks, Gardens & Engineering Services (08) 9158 731.

Applications close 4:00pm, Sunday 26 May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20190510 PD Leading Hand Parks & Gardens.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_348754.pdf

Posted on May 10 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Sun, 26 May 2019 16:00:00

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