First listed on: 12 July 2019

Senior Coordinator Parks and Reserves 


$118,785 - $127,727** approx.(includes super and allowances)

Reference: 4776047

Darwin is one of Australia's thriving capitals. Our city is both modern and multicultural, boasting many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets, as well as a laid back, family friendly lifestyle. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia's gateway to South East Asia, with desirable Asian locations just a short flight away.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and inspiring Senior Coordinator for Parks and Reserves to join our fast-paced and multi-faceted team. This position will be reporting to the Executive Manager Operations, and require a highly-organised, proactive and motivated individual. In this role you will provide leadership and management to Team Leaders responsible for the work programmes and projects across Council's parks, reserves, open areas, along with urban forest management and irrigation management. You will have control and input over forward planning for annual maintenance and capital programs meaning you can directly impact on the future of Darwin.This role will require the successful candidate to work both inside office and out at the field, leading the Parks and Reserves team along with contractors, making sure they meet their deadlines following the Council's policies and procedures. Exceptional customer service both internally and externally will be the key to this position's success.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage the delivery of Council's parks and reserves statutory and periodic maintenance programs and, as directed, new/renewal/improvement projects to ensure outcomes, timing, budget and other associated objectives are met in accordance with best practice service delivery.
  • Ensure compliance across the section on contractual, legislative, policy and service level requirements.
  • Ensure that community and key stakeholder consultation is undertaken regarding delivery of parks and reserves projects and forward programs including the preparation of responses to infrastructure project related correspondence and enquiries.
  • Plan, develop and monitor parks and reserves programs and associated budgets, including capital works program and forward planning for funding requirements.
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing Parks and Reserves team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements while fostering an equitable and fair workplace.

To be successful you will have

  • Tertiary qualification in related discipline, (e.g. arboriculture, horticulture, project management, management) and minimum of five (5) years' experience working in similar roles or substantial experience in managing a multi-faceted workforce.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the preparation and management of budgets/ Demonstrated experience in budget and contract management/administration and supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience to lead, motivate and supervise team members/ Demonstrated experience of mentoring, coaching and motivating staff to deliver high performance and customer focused outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Parks & Reserves maintenance works and projects, including contract management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Health And Safety procedures, policies, responsibilities as set out in current legislation.
  • Proven ability with communication, research and report writing skills including a high level of computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage, plan and achieve performance outputs, work under pressure and meet competing deadlines.

Be part of an innovative and committed council

With a strong commitment to a fair and equitable workplace ethos, rigorous adherence to WH&S procedures and a culture of innovation and transformation, you'll be focussed on high performance and quality outcomes. You will be ready to proactively lead and actively support the Council's vision, goals and values that complement a changing culture.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 31 July 2019

For more information regarding this position, please contact Ron Quinn, Executive Manager Operations on 08 8980 3654.

Information on this positon, the position description and to submit an application is available from

Applications addressing the selection criteria and accompanied by a resume should be submitted through our recruitment system prior to the closing date.

As part of Council's recruitment process, successful applications will undergo pre-employment assessments, which may include a medical and a psychometric test.

City of Darwin offers six weeks annual leave, district allowance, salary sacrifice options, and the opportunity for continuous professional development and learning.


Scott Waters
Chief Executive Officer


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