Horticulture Technician

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Horticulture Technician

Job ID: 11022
Job Views: 23
Location: Busselton
Post Code: 6280
Category: Local Government, Trades & Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 08/05/2024


Horticulture Technician 

  • Permanent full-time.
  • Salary Range: $65,712 – $69,999 per annum dependent upon skills and experience, plus allowances.
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Why work for the City:

The City of Busselton is located in the picturesque southwest coastal region of WA and offers an enviable lifestyle and the opportunity to be part of one of the most progressive, diverse and ambitious Local Governments in the state.  We pride ourselves on providing positive outcomes for our community and offering a supportive environment for our employees.

Job Requirements:

About the role:

Reporting to the Horticulture Leading Hand, and based at the City’s Works Depot in Barlee Street, Busselton, the Horticulture Technician provides expert industry knowledge and skills to assist in the design, establishment and maintenance of the City’s parks, gardens and reserves in accordance with established City of Busselton policies and procedures.

The person:

The successful applicant will align with our values and have the following skills and experience:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture.
  • Advanced understanding of horticultural maintenance practices and techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of pests and pesticides.
  • Recognised qualification in chemical handling/application.
  • Chainsaw certificate of competency.
  • Experience in nursery management practices.
  • Accreditation in Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Control.
  • Supervisory capability.
  • Strong communication skills.

An understanding of Work Health and Safety in the workplace, particularly as it relates to the horticulture industry, would be valuable.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include in their application a resume and statement addressing the selection criteria detailed above. Further information about the role can be found in the Position Description.

The successful applicant will also need a ‘MR’ Class Driver’s Licence, the ability to obtain a HR licence and be able to provide a National Police Clearance no more than 6 months old.

How to Apply:

Apply:  please click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. Please ensure you attach a covering letter, your current resume and statement addressing the above listed selection criteria.

Enquiries: Olivia Smith, Parks and Streetscapes Supervisor on 0427 476 146 or Human Resources on (08) 9781 1727.

Closing date: 4.30pm, Wednesday 15 May 2024.

The City of Busselton aims to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and encourages applications from Aboriginal Australians, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people living with a disability and youth.

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