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Certified Tradesperson - Gardner

City of Ballarat - Ballarat Central, VIC

Editorial & Writing
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Full Job Description
Temporary 12 months fixed-term contract.

Part-time Position - 0.5 FTE

Band 3 Salary range from $57,268.12 to $61,287.72 pro rata per annum plus 9.5%


Do you aspire to work within a vibrant and diverse team maintaining and developing one of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens? Located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree, approximately four kilometres from Ballarat’s CBD, the Gardens are a popular and invaluable heritage and recreational location for residents and visitors.


The City of Ballarat is currently looking for an experienced Certified Gardener to work within our Parks and Gardens Team, based at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

This temporary Part-time role will be a part of the Botanical Gardens team and will deliver high-quality garden and conservatory displays whilst assisting in the production and maintenance of specific gardens and nursery horticultural crops.


To be successful for this position the ideal candidate will have:

Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area.

Demonstrate Skills in:
Culture of plants used in the Ballarat area

Common pest and disease identification and control

Fertiliser application to lawns, garden beds and trees

Application of horticultural chemicals.

Demonstrate ability in the use of a range of horticultural machinery and vehicular plant

Turf Management skills: Operations with a particular emphasis on turf grass mowing, heights and techniques, fertiliser, and herbicide application

Literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to maintain daily records, read works instructions and perform chemical mixing and application calculations

Experience in the supervision of staff, particularly assisting in skills acquisition


To apply for this position please click on the link above and complete the application form. The closing date for this position is 11.59pm Sunday 9th May, 2021.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a full employment medical and police check.

For further information on the position, please contact Peter Marquand - Curator Parks & Nursery on (03) 5320 5196.

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply
Read the Position Description
Complete and sign the Application Form
You must address the the Key Selection Criteria for your application to be considered
To apply, ensure you attach all the below documents and email applications@ballarat.vic.gov.au and include the position title in the email subject:
Covering Letter
Addressed Key Selection Criteria
Application Form

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Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility.

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.