Leading Hand Natural Area


Mackay Regional Council


Mackay, Queensland

Salary etc:

$59,319 - $60,319 p.a. + up to 18% super. Permanent.



Mackay Regional Council is seeking a Leading Hand Natural Area to join the Parks and Environment team on a permanent full-time basis.

About this opportunity:

Join our team as the Leading Hand Natural Areas, where you'll play a pivotal role in ecological restoration, weed control, and revegetation projects. Under regular guidance, you'll ensure the delivery of top-quality natural area management services, meeting our established service standards.

In this role, you'll supervise a dedicated team, providing expert advice on natural area management. You'll oversee team operations, refine processes, and guarantee tasks are completed on schedule in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Your responsibilities will also include fostering a safe and healthy work environment, prioritising workplace health, industrial hygiene, and psychological wellbeing. Additionally, you'll plan, schedule, and manage minor proj ects, along with performing other duties as directed by your supervisor.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Qualification in Bush Regeneration, Natural Resource Management or related field.
    • Diploma (preferred); OR.
    • Less formal qualifications.
  • QLD 'C' Class Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent.
  • General Construction Induction Training.
  • Chainsaw Level 1 Licence.
  • ACDC Weed Spraying Licence.
  • Experience in the planning, scheduling and delivery of tasks and projects.
  • Experience communicating work instructions to a team.

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council offers a dynamic, progressive and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing almost 1,200 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism and retail drive the economy.

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,622 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands. The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests.

The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities. Discover more about the Mackay Region here.

Salary & Employee Benefits:

  • Base annual salary from $59,319.99 plus a weekly leading hand allowance and other allowance as applicable.
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply).
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks' annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
  • Flexible Working Arrangements with a 9 day fortnight roster.
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options.
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts.
  • Study and assistance programs for career development.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Active Social Clubs.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access to all available opportunities. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises our employees' unique contributions and perspectives, working together to deliver extraordinary results.


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