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Reference Number 12667
Position Title Parks Ops Nursery Team Member
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Botanic Gardens
Minimum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 3 
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 3 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Parks Operations Nursery Team Member WS3178

Salary Range: $50,869.19 per annum

Location: Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill 

Reference Number: 12667

Close Date: Sunday 25 November 2018

Primary Objectives of the position are to:- 

  • Assist the Nursery Ganger to ensure that customers are provided with a quality product in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and manage the Cairns Botanic Gardens potted collection and display houses to an industry standard appropriate to a high profile Botanic Garden.
  • Maintain high levels of record keeping. 

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Certificate 3 minimum in Horticulture or related discipline commensurate with the position.
  • Current C Class drivers licence
  • White Card (General Safety Construction).

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria 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 medical, 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:-

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


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • 5 weeks annual 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 have a Certificate III in Horticulture or related discipline?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 25/11/2018
Position Description
Advert #12667.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.