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Reference Number 13117
Position Title Botanic Gardens Nursery Ganger
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Botanic Gardens
Minimum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 5, LH 1-10 
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 5, LH 1-10 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Botanic Gardens Nursery Ganger  WS3238

Salary Range: $57,938.36 per annum

Locations: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Reference Number: 13117

Close Date: Monday 24th February 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Administer and maintain Cairns Botanic Gardens Nurseries 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 appropriate industry standard for Botanic Gardens.
  • Maintain high levels of record keeping.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Certificate III minimum in Horticulture (Nursery Stream) or related discipline commensurate with the position.
  • Current LR Class Drivers licence or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • White Card (General Safety Construction).
  • Computer literacy and competency with the Microsoft Office Suite of applications, in particular MS Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in the production and maintenance of a diverse range of tropical plant families.
  • High degree of skill relating to identification, lifecycle and habitat of tropical plants.

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 have a Certificate III in Horticulture (Nursery Stream) or related discipline?
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?
Desirable: Do you have a current and valid Agricultural Chemical Distribution (ACDC) Certificate?
Desirable: Do you have demonstrated high level computer skills in particular the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word/Excel)?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 24/02/2020
Position Description
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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.