Leading Hand Horticulturist (x5)


City of Gold Coast


Pimpama, Gold Coast

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$1134 to 1194 per week plus allowances



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Attention horticulturists! As a leading force in workplace excellence, the City of Gold Coast proudly boasts the HRD 2023 Employer of Choice award. We're dedicated to cultivating a work environment that values your well-being, fosters professional growth, and respects your need for work-life balance. Join us in shaping the future of our city, where every day is an opportunity to contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the Gold Coast.

Imagine yourself immersed in a landscape of pristine beaches, verdant hinterlands, and a cityscape that seamlessly merges natural splendour with modern allure. At the City of Gold Coast, you'll play a pivotal role in sculpting the very essence of this iconic destination, transforming it into the ultimate place to live, work, and indulge in your passion for horticulture. Join our team of forward-thinking individuals, united by a common purpose: to enhance the Gold Coast way of life through the beauty of nature.

How you'll make a difference

The City of Gold Coast is expanding its Outdoor Space Maintenance team based at our Pimpama depot. We are looking for 5 x Leading Hand Horticulturist to fill our newly created positions.

We are looking for motivated horticulturists with demonstrated hands-on experience in horticultural maintenance who are excited to lead our newly created crews One of these positions will lead and work with a crew that carry out weed spraying activities daily.

General duties of these roles include:

  • Leading and motivating a small team to conduct horticultural maintenance and improvements of parks, landscaped and recreation areas (duties include but not limited to planting, pruning, mulching, hedging, removal of green waste, weed removal/spraying, utilising leaf blowers and operating chainsaws and pole saws).
  • Managing work orders and raising notifications via SAP on an iPAD.
  • Planning and organising own work priorities and work of others, following designated work practices to maximise outcomes in terms of quality and productivity.
  • Operating and maintaining plant and equipment.
  • Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge and provide training and multi skilling of crew members for continual improvement of the section.
  • Taking pride in your work, having passion for our City and constantly improving your landscaping skills with opportunities and learning new techniques and plant equipment.

The successful applicants will be appointed at the appropriate level based on qualifications, skills and experience between Level 5 and Level 7 of the Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award - Operational.

What you bring to your new role:

  • Certificate III in Horticulture/Conservation and Landcare Management/Arboriculture. (Mandatory).
  • A minimum of 2 years industry experience.
  • 'MR' Driver's licence (Mandatory).
  • Construction Induction Card White Card.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills including demonstrated capacity for leadership, self-management, decision-making and team building.
  • High level customer service and communication skills, and a can-do attitude.
  • High level of motivation and adaptability, with the ability to prioritise and multitask in a dynamic environment.

What's in it for you?

We're committed to fostering an exceptional workplace culture that prioritises employee well-being, professional development, and work-life balance. At the City of Gold Coast, you'll enjoy:

  • 9-day fortnight.
  • Access to 350+ fitness facilities through Fitness Passport for you and your family.
  • Our number 1 priority is Safety.
  • Free parking.
  • CEO recognition program.
  • Work within a fun, friendly supportive team that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
  • Opportunities to undertake training and upskill.
  • Uniform, tools of trade and PPE provided.
  • Opportunities to work overtime and earn extra via applicable allowances.
  • No loss of pay during weather events.

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