First listed on: 09 December 2022

Certificated Gardener, Sportsgrounds


  • Fixed Term Full Time - 12 Months
  • Appendix 4 (Parks & Gardens) $69,759 plus 10..5% Super plus a 9 day fortnight
  • Operations Centre - West Footscray

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The Opportunity

Our Operations and Maintenance Department has an exciting opportunity for a Certificated Gardener to join the team on a temporary full time basis. Reporting to the Team Leader turf maintenance, this role will undertake a wide range of day to day maintenance and gardening duties to keep the City of Maribyrnong looking its best.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance, advice and support to internal and external customers regarding sportsground maintenance;
  • Carry out condition audits and inspections to ensure grounds are safe and suitable for use;
  • Deliver and assist the Team Leader Sportsgrounds Maintenance in the development of maintenance and renovation programs across all sports fields;
  • Supervise assigned staff and contractors;
  • Assist the Team Leader Sportsgrounds Maintenance in the training and supervision of assigned apprentices;
  • Assist the Team Leader Sportsgrounds Maintenance in the coordination for the provision of a safe workplace, including implementation of Council's OH&S policies and procedures and compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation;
  • Provision of technical information and research to support continuous improvement;
  • Supervise non-qualified staff, apprentices and volunteers as required;
  • Complete Plant Check Sheets (daily) and Defect Reports in accordance with Fleet Maintenance procedures;
  • Undertake regular maintenance on all vehicles, plant, equipment, and tools.

About You

  • A medium rigid (MR) truck license as a minimum;
  • Proven experience operating Council plant, particularly sportsground related;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in turf and sportsgrounds maintenance methodologies, to enable the undertaking of maintenance and improvement for a range of sports playing surfaces;
  • Willingness to complete a pre-employment medical assessment and national police check.


To express your interest in this role, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability in support of your application to Ben North by the closing date.

For further details and a copy of the position description, please visit our careers website.

Closing date: Thursday 22nd December 2022 at 10:00pm.

Enquiries: Ben North, Coordinator Parks and Open Space on 9032 4040.

To apply for this job go to:
& enter ref code: 6192131.

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