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Reference Number 12773
Position Title Gardener / Labourer - Horticulture
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Stratford Depot
Minimum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Gardener / Labourer Horticulture  WS779

Salary Range: $50,139.84 per annum

Location: Stratford Depot / Northern Districts

Reference Number: 12773

Close Date: Monday 25 March 2019

Primary Objective of the position:-

  • To perform on-site labouring, gardening, mowing and driving tasks primarily associated with Landscape Maintenance within the High Profile areas of the Northern District.
  • To work in an environmentally sensitive manner whilst ensuring maximum productivity with a high standard of workmanship and personal and public safety.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Hold a current Queensland Medium Rigid (MR) class drivers licence.
  • Secondary education to Year 10 with good writing and communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics.
  • Certificate II in Horticulture or demonstrated experience to perform the duties.
  • Working in Proximity to Traffic – Awareness Part 1 or ability to obtain.
  • Demonstrated ability and a physical capacity to undertake a variety of strenuous labouring tasks in a tropical environment associated with horticultural landscape maintenance activities.

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 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
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 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 MR Driver's Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Do you hold a Certificate II in Horticulture or demonstrated experience to perform the duties?
Essential: Have you completed Working in Proximity to Traffic – Awareness Part 1 or ability to obtain?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 25/03/2019
Position Description
Advert #12773.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.