Ongoing full-time

Our Region
Ingham is uniquely positioned just over an hour north of Townsville and approximately three hours south of Cairns and is within the tropical paradise of the Hinchinbrook Shire. With Ingham at its centre, the region is surrounded by rugged mountain ranges, giant waterfalls, the Great Barrier Reef, wild beaches and tropical islands. It’s a place where breathtaking scenery, unique wildlife, world-class fishing experiences, delicious, locally sourced food, inspirational art and 60,000 years of culture are all weaved into one incredible story: The Hinchinbrook Way. 

The Opportunity 
As part of the Natural Assets Department, the Public Spaces Team develop, maintain and enhance the amenity of designated public spaces within the Hinchinbrook Shire, based on priorities set out in the Public Spaces Service Standards.

The Public Spaces Team Member carries out general labouring activities to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of public spaces, parks, gardens and amenities, to a high standard and in a client-focused manner.

To be successful, you will demonstrate personal attributes that are consistent with Councils values of Integrity, People Focused, Excellence and Sustainability and you will possess the following:

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of parks and gardens, some skills in construction or asset repairs would be an advantage.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build positive working relationships with team and communicate with members of the public in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Proven ability and willingness to follow directions and safely manage multiple tasks within the required timeframe.
  • Demonstrated physical ability necessary to safely undertake manual handling and labouring for extended periods in direct sunlight and/or inclement weather conditions.
  • Basic computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office products.

Our Council 
Hinchinbrook Shire Council is one of the largest employers in the region with approximately 200 employees working across multiple technical, administrative, operational and senior management roles. Our team enjoys a fair, equitable and flexible workplace so that our staff can enjoy the many attractions and events that come with living in the Hinchinbrook community. Council offers favourable working conditions including a nine-day fortnight for most roles, generous superannuation and leave entitlements.

What Council Offers:

  • 76-hour fortnight with roster variations depending on the position (9-day fortnight - RDOs in accordance with Council policy)
  • Up to 12.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% annual leave loading
  • 15 days paid sick/parental leave
  • Salary Packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid Officers
  • Annual Flu vaccinations + Skin Checks
  • Corporate Uniforms (annual allowance) and PPE supplied

General Salary Information:
Level 2C $58,309 per annum plus superannuation.

Pre-employment Screening
Pre-employment screening includes Medicals, Drug and Alcohol Testing, and Criminal History Checks to ensure capability to perform the inherent requirements of the role.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Applicants must be able to safely and competently carry out strenuous labouring and manual handling activities. The position will require the employee to carry out physical tasks which include manual handling, repetitive bending, kneeling, twisting and/or squatting, lifting, working in confined spaces, and working at heights.

How to Apply 
To submit your application, click 'Apply For Job' and follow the steps. Provide a resume and a maximum 2-page cover letter outlining your relevant suitability and experience.

Closing Date: Monday 15 July 2024

Applications that do not meet the above requirements may not be shortlisted.
The advertisement will be closed either when a successful applicant is identified or on the closing date, whichever is sooner.

For More Information:
Thank you for your consideration and interest in this position. For a confidential discussion, contact Natural Assets Manager Michael Nash on 4776 4663.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and disadvantaged job seekers are encouraged to apply. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.



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