Team Leader Natural Areas


City of Mandurah


Mandurah, WA

Salary etc:

$64,582 - $66,887 p.a. Permanent, Full-time.


Vacancy 111 /2021

Providing a great place to live and work!

  • Are you driven by the opportunity to work for a thriving regional City committed to organisational excellence?
  • Are you ready to apply your knowledge and background to exciting new challenges and learn from the best?
  • We work together with you to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness.
  • We embrace flexible working conditions and are always open to discussing your individual requirements so that you get to create your own experience with us.

Imagine a future with us

The City of Mandurah (CoM) is one of the main cultural ambassadors and project leaders for Mandurah. We not only support and empower local businesses, create local jobs and opportunities but foster innovation and creativity in enterprise whilst considering the impact to our beautiful environment. We are woven by waterways (gabi), a city with a village heart (mandjoo koort).

At CoM, we look out for one another; prioritise respect, are fair, look after your development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted and achieve their full potential. Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. At CoM you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise your full potential.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you

We are in the market for a self-motivated and experienced individual who is able to lead a team in providing efficient and effective general bushland maintenance tasks in the City’s bushland, estuary and coastal reserves.

You are passionate about your profession and enjoy the rewards of a good challenge. At CoM we strive to embrace change as our norm and therefore require a person who is innovative, agile, proactive and enthusiastic.

What impact will you make?

  • You are friendly, supportive and actively listen to the needs of others.
  • You enjoy working with people, can build strong relationships, and are open to the opinions of others.
  • You set challenging but realistic goals, reflect and learn from experiences and problem solve to get the job done.
  • You provide leadership to ensure safety standards are maintained.
  • You lead the team in providing bushland maintenance tasks including:
    • assessment and monitoring activities within reserves;
    • weed identification and spraying;
    • fence installation and repairs;
    • native species planting;
    • tree guarding;
    • general bushland and coastal rehabilitation.
  • You ensure the proper operation and security of materials, plant and equipment.
  • You undertake daily regular maintenance and safety inspections of tools and machinery.
  • You are skilled in Traffic management
  • You provide on the job training and guidance to employees under supervision.

What can you bring to the team?

  • Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management and/or Diploma in Conservation and Land Management.
  • Previous experience supervising employees and conducting practical staff training.
  • Previous experience in a bushland conservation environment including weed control and the safe handling and application of weed spray chemicals.
  • Experience in general bushland rehabilitation construction and maintenance activities.
  • Current unrestricted MR or HR class national drivers’ licence.
  • Competent in the use of tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices.
  • Current White Card.
  • Current Basic First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Controller Certificate.

The finer details

This permanent full time OSE 4 position attracts a salary range of $64,582 to $66,887 gross per annum dependent on qualifications and experience. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, identity, experience, ability or thinking style, and if you need assistance during the application process for accessibility reasons this is available upon request.

Why work with us?

You will be working for the City of Mandurah, an employer of choice and one of Western Australia’s fastest growing local authorities. Our vision at the City is “Woven by waterways, a City with a village heart” and all our employees instil the values of connected, integrity, excellence, courage and innovate.

There are many advantages in working for the City, including:

  • A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions including salary sacrificing options.
  • Access to free staff parking and less than 50 mins to Perth by train and car.
  • Superannuation Guarantee Contributions (SGC) payments with matching additional contributions made by the City in accordance with the City’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • Health & wellbeing initiatives, including free recreation centre membership.
  • Discounted medical insurance
  • Learning and Development opportunities to fuel your amazingness and take your career to the next level
  • Flexible working hours including 9-day fortnight, 19-day month and working from home options
  • Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your line manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including annual, personal/ carers, parental, study, cultural, domestic violence, compassionate and bereavement leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this free short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.
  • A vibrant Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Did we mention Study Assistance, a social club, corporate uniform and much more!

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