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Reference Number 14046
Position Title Inner City Gardener
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Munro Martin Park
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Inner City Gardener  WS850

Salary Range: $55,858.13 per annum

Location: Munro Martin Parklands & Precincts, Cairns

Reference Number: 14046

Close Date: Monday 15 August 2022

Primary Objectives:

  • To provide an efficient and quality standard of maintenance across nominated Council venues in accordance with their star rating within given budgetary constraints.
  • Provide an outstanding level of customer service to internal and external customers in accordance with the service standards set by City Venues.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Queensland Light Rigid (LR) Driver’s Licence.
  • Certificate III in Horticulture and or considerable industry experience.
  • White Card (General Safety Construction).
  • Working in Proximity to Traffic - Awareness Part 1 & Part 2 (or equivalent) or have the ability to obtain.
  • Working at Height’s or ability to obtain.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of the use of Horticultural machinery such as mowers, blowers, chainsaws, pole saws, hedgers, edges, aerators, etc.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment. 

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following: 

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume. 

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:-

  • Pre‑employment functional medical assessment, which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National Police/Criminal History Check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue   Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you hold a current and valid LR Drivers Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card or the ability to obtain?
Essential: Have you completed the Working in Proximity to Traffic - Awareness Part 1 & Part 2 (or equivalent), or have the ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you hold a Certificate III in Horticulture and or considerable industry experience?
Essential: Do you hold a Working at Height’s competency or ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 15/08/2022
Position Description
Advert #14046.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.