Council Careers & Volunteers

Foreperson Parks & Gardens

By June 14, 2019 No Comments

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Mareeba Shire Council is a strong, progressive Council based on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and stretches across the base of Cape York Peninsula and westwards from the coastal escarpment behind Cairns. It is a shire of diversity with a vibrant, multicultural population and landscapes that vary from pristine rainforest and lakes to productive agricultural farms and cattle properties. Mareeba is located within an easy one-hour drive from Cairns offering a regional lifestyle with all its benefits in relatively close proximity to Cairns.

Our Vacancy

We are seeking a motivated Foreperson who will supervise our dedicated Mareeba Parks and Gardens team and oversee all aspects of planning and delivery of the program. This includes the management of Council open spaces, parks and play equipment. This position also supervises cemetery maintenance and burials, footpath maintenance, street cleaning and urban tree management. Maintenance of a safe working environment and application of correct manual handling techniques are mandatory requirements for this position.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated supervisory experience, a broad knowledge of the operation of parks and gardens, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and sound computer skills. A qualification in horticulture is not essential however will be high regarded.

The position calls for physically demanding work to be undertaken in a hot and humid climate on a day to day basis. It is the responsibility of the incumbent to ensure they are physically fit and able to efficiently and consistently undertake these tasks. This includes a requirement for the incumbent to maintain their weight at or below the Safe Working Load (SWL) for the seat of the machinery and equipment the position is required to operate. Council may require applicants to undergo a full physical pre-employment medical examination which includes drug and alcohol testing during the recruitment process.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements are outlined in the enclosed position description.

If you have the required skills and experience, we would love to hear from you!

Benefits of this position

  • Permanent, full time position
  • LGOA Level 3 – Base wage of $2,434.85 per fortnight
  • Additional Industry Allowance of $55.50 per fortnight and other allowances as applicable
  • Up to 12% superannuation
  • Great lifestyle roster – Rostered Day Off every fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit the following documents to our recruitment email address:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Resume
  • Fully completed Employment Application Form


For further inquiries please contact Patty Brown, Coordinator Open Spaces on 0427 620 272 during business hours.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 30 June 2019