Gardener

Full time permanent position

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking a suitable, qualified and motivated individual for the position of Gardener in the Parks and Gardens team. The successful applicant will need to have knowledge and experience in the maintenance of turf, gardens, trees, irrigation systems and the ability to operate a range of related plant and equipment.

Wentworth Shire Council offers a rewarding career with excellent working conditions and a positive team-focused culture. Take this opportunity to join our committed team which strives to make a difference within the community.

The position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three-month probation period and has a commencement salary of $59,498.79 plus 11% superannuation. The successful applicant will be required to successfully undertake a fit for work assessment along with a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Applications are encouraged from individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of different ages, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQIA+ community, as well as candidates from various cultural and linguistic heritages.

Closing: 4pm, Monday 03 June 2024

No late applications are accepted.

Wentworth Shire, home to about 8,000 residents, offers a unique lifestyle by the Murray and Darling Rivers. It’s a place of natural beauty and outdoor activities, ideal for families. Nearby Mildura provides additional amenities and cultural experiences. This balance makes Wentworth Shire an attractive location for living, working, and exploring. Discover what is worth seeing and doing in Wentworth and Surrounds: experiencewentworth.com.au

Join Wentworth Shire Council for a career in a progressive, community-focused work environment that prioritises the interests of the Shire. Wentworth Shire Council is committed to becoming a child safe organisation by embedding the NSW Child Safe Standards across our organisation. An advocate of Equal Employment Opportunity, Council offers outstanding working conditions and a team-oriented, positive culture.

How to lodge your application

In order for your application to be considered it must include the following:

A Cover Letter

Your cover letter should be addressed to the General Manager.

Ensure the Recruitment Number and Position Title are included in the subject line.

The body of the letter should provide an outline of your skills and work experience.

Addressing the Selection Criteria

You must include a separate page that addresses the selection criteria.

You should describe how your particular skills, abilities, work experience and qualifications enable you to satisfy the requirements of the position addressing each of the points listed under the selection criteria.

Current Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Your resume should include:

  • Current personal details: Name, residential address, current postal address, email address, preferred day time contact phone numbers
  • Education and Training: list academic qualifications and training
  • Work Experience: Details of positions you have held from present to past. Provide greater detail on more recent positions and positions that highlight experience relevant to the position you are applying
  • Referees: Provide the name, title, organisation and telephone numbers of at least two referees, including your current supervisor where possible. Your referees should be able to comment on your work performance and abilities