Parks Maintenance Officer - North

Job Description

Are you passionate about creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a strong dedication to preserving natural environments? Are you looking for a career with flexible working arrangements and development and learning opportunities? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Mackay Regional Council is looking for enthusiastic Parks Maintenance Officers to become part of the Parks and Open Spaces team on a permanent full-time basis including a 9 day fortnight roster. Explore exciting opportunities with Mackay Regional Council across various locations!

At Mackay Regional Council, we believe that we can create opportunities to thrive to help our region become the best region for liveability and livelihood. You will be home with your family every night and gain the work/life balance and job security you've been searching for!

Be part of a highly skilled, experienced, and supportive team.

About this opportunity:

The team you will join contributes to maintaining and preserving Mackay Regional Council's Park assets by undertaking basic gardening, landscape improvements and general maintenance duties. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in mowing and operating small plant equipment, including tractors, mowers, chainsaws, mulchers, brush cutters, chippers, blower vacs.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and strong attention to detail with ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Safety as a high priority when operating plant and equipment and take pride in their work.

To learn more about the key responsibilities of this opportunity - please refer to the attached position description.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • General Construction Induction Training
  • QLD "C" Class Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent
  • Medium Rigid (MR) Licence
  • Qualifications and or experience in Horticulture/Arboriculture will be highly desirable.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of large ride-on mowers, whipper snippers and small plant including power tools and equipment used for general maintenance tasks.

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 1200 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.

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In addition to the above, we also offer the following benefits:

  • Base annual salary of $ 57,018 - $59,319 + allowance as applicable (level offered will be dependent on successful candidates' qualification and experience)
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply).
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks' annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
  • Flexible work 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.

Council is committed to the safety of its employees and requires an immunisation program for identified roles. The successful applicant will be required to attend a post-employment immunisation assessment, by a health practitioner nominated and paid for by the Council.

Want to know more about this role?

View the Position Description (PD) for this role in the document attachments of this vacancy.

How to apply:

Prepare and submit your cover letter and resume, outlining your relevant experience for this role. If applying for this job via a 3rd party job board such as SEEK, LinkedIn etc. you will be redirected to the Mackay Regional Council Careers (eRecruit) website to apply. Follow the prompts to submit your application (the eRecruit Job Application Quick Reference Guide or the eRecruit Job Applicant Guide can assist).

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, the position may close earlier than expected. Submit your application today to avoid missing out on this fantastic career prospect.

Having troubles submitted your application?

Reach out to one of our friendly Recruitment Officers by phoning 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529).

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.