Employment Details
Date Added: 14-Nov-2023
Closing Date: 1-Dec-2023 05:00 PM





The Shire of Goomalling is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably qualified person with relevant experience to take on the role of Gardener/Town Maintenance.


This is a full time position and remuneration package will be as per Level 5 (dependent on qualifications) Municipal Employees (Western Australia) Award 2021.


Reporting to Works Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining a high standard of Parks and Gardens/Street infrastructure in the Goomalling town site.
  • As part of the Works team, implement Parks and Gardens/Street infrastructure maintenance activities in the Shire.




  • Possession of a current C (HR preferred) class licence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Occupational Safety and Health principles and how to work within Equal Opportunity requirements
  • Working knowledge of turf maintenance practices, reticulation installation and maintenance and chemical spraying operations
  • Skills and experience safely operating horticultural machinery and other plant and equipment.
  • Experience using hand operated tools and machinery.
  • Possession of a White card/WHS competency card.



  • Certificate in Horticulture
  • Chemical spraying and handling certificate
  • Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Controller certificate
  • Previous experience working at a local government in the Works Section.
  • First Aid and Resuscitation qualification


Attributes and Qualities

  • Ability to safely, effectively and efficiently operate plant, equipment & hand tools.
  • Basic time management and organisational skills
  • Developing interpersonal and public relation skills to be able to communicate with the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work well as part of a team
  • A desire to fully complete tasks to a high standard and show initiative in the workplace and be a “self-starter”.


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Medical Assessment including Drug and Alcohol testing prior to commencement of employment. 

 Applicants are encouraged to contact Works Manager, Mr David Long (08) 9629 1101 for further information about the position.  

For your application to be considered it must be received by 4.00pm Friday 01 December 2023 and should consist of:

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the Position Description
  • completed application form,
  • and your resume, which is to include 3 personal and business referees. 

A Position Description and Application Form can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Pudwell on 9629 1101, or email

Applications are to be addressed to Peter Bentley CEO, marked Private & Confidential, and can be delivered:

 in person at our office,

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Goomalling

PO Box 118

Goomalling WA 6460




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