Reserves General Hand (Ref: 652)

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Geraldton is a thriving regional city at the heart of Australia's Coral Coast. With a growing population of over 41,000 people it offers a wide range of services and activities. Geraldton is recognised as one of WA's key growth areas and the opportunities in this regional city are plentiful. You can be part of working with us to deliver the best for our community and this region.

The City of Greater Geraldton actively welcomes, includes and values the unique contributions of all people in its workplace. The City welcomes applications from all age groups, people with a disability, and those from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with strong commitment to fitness for work and safety in the workplace.

About the position:

The Reserves General Hand undertakes operational activities associated with the provision of reserves maintenance services to the City of Greater Geraldton, working under direction to ensure all work is carried out within agreed programs and budget constraints and in compliance with all relevant state and federal regulations, City policies, procedures and relevant Australian standards.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work within the Reserves team to maintain the City’s parks, ovals, reserves and other public open spaces to a high standard on a daily basis as directed, including turf renovation, fertilising, mowing, slashing and all facets of turf care.
  • General operation of plant and hand tools, carry out maintenance and/or labour duties as required.
  • All worksites shall be left in a safe and tidy condition irrespective of the time the site is left unattended.

For further information and to view the position description, visit

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Jim Sweetman, Supervisor Reticulation & Mowing on 08 9956 6711.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience in turf care and maintenance, hold a valid MR license and be able to operate tools and machinery safely.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary starting from $54,588 per annum or $27.6253 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation
  • 22 Annual Leave days
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

For information on how to apply for this position, visit the City’s website:

Applications close 4pm Thursday 26 July 2018.

Ross McKim