Job Details - Natural Areas/Bush Regeneration Crew Leader

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498214 Projects & Asset Srvcs Permanent Parks/ Horticulture/ Arboriculture

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region. 

With a diverse workforce of more than 1900 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today. 

This role sits in the Natural Areas team more broadly located within the Parks team, under the Asset Maintenance department of the Project and Asset Services division within Moreton Bay Regional Council. The Asset Maintenance department is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of Council’s assets throughout the region.  The areas of responsibility are primarily Roads and Drains, Parks, Cleansing, Construction, Fleet and Building and Facilities infrastructure.  The Asset Maintenance department is one of the largest departments within Council, maintaining essential community infrastructure across the Moreton Bay region.

The role

Your responsibilities will include leading a team to undertake work activities associated with natural areas operations - including but not limited to: environmental weed control, natural area conservation works, maintaining and constructing our extensive recreational and fire trail with networks, some prescribed burning as well as soft landscaping within council's natural areas

Typically leading small crews - our natural areas Crew Leaders are working with and leading the team maintaining the region’s natural area environments. The tasks and duties of this position will involve identification and allocation of relevant resourcing and materials to undertake tasks, developing and reviewing maintenance schedules and maintaining associated records as well as identifying horticultural and environmental concerns and engaging with a range of technical staff across relevant departments and State Agencies in relation to implementing solutions. You will also be carrying out manual handling/labouring tasks, driving a 4WD vehicle, operating an ATV and operating other relevant plant and equipment while carrying out general vegetation maintenance in natural area environments.

This position will have you working with modern equipment while looking after a diverse range of natural areas such as foreshore zones, riparian zones and urban interface with some exposure to rainforest zones. 


To be successful in this role you must have current or recent experience maintaining and working within natural areas environments, experience in the day to day management of small teams and ability to undertake a range of administrative and technology activities in a manner that is appropriate in the relevance of this position. Some fire training or exposure to prescribed burns is desirable.

You will also hold a current MR class driver's license, a Construction Induction card and a current ACDC Herbicide Application Certification (or willing to obtain within 6 months) 

Holding a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management of another relevant field is highly desirable however you must be willing to obtain this within 12 months if successful for the position. 


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year.

Council’s work locations have local parking.


Term: Permanent Full Time

Location: Caboolture & Petrie (2 positions) 

Award/Level: Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 6 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Remuneration: $61,763 pa + super (76 hour fortnight) + applicable allowances - please note, progression in remuneration (up to Level 8 - $65,418 pa + super) is available for this position upon meeting performance and training requirements outlined in a structured crew leader framework.


Please note:

  • Applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.


How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Applications close 11:55pm Monday 15th August 2022.

Position Description 

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Please note - this position is titled "Crew Leader (Natural Areas)" internally. 

Applicants that do not hold the qualification outlined in the role description are encouraged to apply if they have an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required for this role.

Further Information

If you require further information, please contact council's Careers team at 

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