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The primary purpose of the role is to provide a high level of service in the maintenance of public facilities, town centres and recreational space in line with Council’s delivery and operational plans.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Effectively maintain council parks, town centres, open spaces and public facilities to the highest possible standard. Utilising an assortment of commercial machinery & plant, to deliver mowing, whipper-snipping, weeding, trimming, planting, watering, maintenance of irrigation systems and other horticulture works
  • Complete precise documentation as required, ensuring compliance with requirements, legislation and obligations
  • Assist in the recording of parks and gardens asset maintenance requirements, servicing levels and inspections conducted by Council
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to trainees or assistants in the areas of horticulture, open spaces and parks & gardens
  • Develop maintenance programs and plans for the care, refurbishment and rejuvenation of Council’s gardens and horticultural assets
  • Provide expert advice in relation to horticultural enquiries
  • Initiate and encourage innovative work practices and procedures whilst maximising utilisation of resources
  • Use and maintain small plant and hand tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Champion a safety culture within the team to ensure a safe work place for our people by monitoring compliance with policies, procedures, legislation, specifications, projects plans and any other documentation required for the successful delivery of capital and maintenance works

About You

We are looking for a team player with an eye for detail. You are - 

  • A reliable and dedicated individual who can offer a high level of service in the maintenance of public facilities, town centres and recreational space in line with Council's delivery and operational plans
  • Someone with a can-do attitude that will contribute to a positive safety culture to ensure a safe workplace for our people and the community
  •  Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change

We are seeking someone who has or is willing to obtain:

  • Certificate III in Horticulture or equivalent OR a minimum of 3 years experience in a related environment
  • Class C Driver Licence
  • Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Approved certificate for Chemical User Applications

About the Role 

Full time: 76-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $58,151 to $66,872 pa + 11.5% super

Role Description: Click here

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 28 July 2024

Contact: David Wheeler, Operations Overseer Open Spaces - 0472 865 876

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.

About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; Tweed Heads, Byron Shire, Lismore Shire and Ballina Shire. The area is around three hours from Brisbane, less than an hour to Byron Bay and 30 minutes to Lismore. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.

Our Values

Integrity and Passion

The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together

To Apply


Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste these into the fields below.

  1. Please review the Role Description, outlining the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
  3. Complete the questions below, demonstrating your skill, experience and interpersonal suitability for the role. Click "Next".
  4. Attach your resume. (You may also attach a cover letter - this is optional).  The names of your documents should not contain any characters other than letters, numbers and spaces. Click "Next".
  5. Review your application to ensure everything is correct. Click "Confirm" to submit your application.



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Richmond Valley Council,New South Wales,Australia

Job Overview
Job Posted:
5 days ago
Job Expire:
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Job Type
Full Time
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Richmond Valley Council,New South Wales,Australia