Job Details - Parks Labourer Opportunities - Expression of Interest

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499412 Projects & Asset Srvcs Full time, Permanent Labourer, Parks/ Horticulture/ Arboriculture

The details:

We are regularly on the search for labourers to work within our Grounds Maintenance and Trees Maintenance teams across a number of locations across our City, so are calling for expressions of interest for current and future opportunities.

In the online application process you will be asked to select your preference for locations and team/s you would like to be considered for.

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $65,365pa (includes industry and uniform allowances) + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
  • Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 3 of the EBA5
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 76 hour fortnight
  • Location: Select your preference in the application form. Council currently have depots located at Arana Hills, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Caboolture, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Petrie and Woodford - please note, our Petrie, Burpengary and Deception Bay based positions will be moving to a Narangba location in the coming months.

About the positions

Typically working within small crews and led by a crew leader, our parks teams work together to keep the City of Moreton Bay in optimal condition for the community to use and enjoy.

The Grounds Maintenance teams are engaged in the operational maintenance of areas such as Council’s open greenspaces, parks and nature strips. Our teams do this by undertaking general labouring tasks such as mowing, mulching, weeding, pruning, blowing and planting as well as other landscaping duties necessary to complete the task at hand.

The Trees teams look after the maintenance of our tree assets across City of Moreton Bay. The tasks and duties of this position will involve manual handling/labouring work, branch clearing, operation of equipment (where licenced and trained to do so) as required for the tasks.

Within both the Trees and Grounds Maintenance teams you will be engaging with stakeholders from other teams within Council or even members of the public, so effective communication and a positive attitude towards teamwork is a must!

About you

Ideally you will have demonstrated recent and relevant experience performing similar tasks. You must also have a current truck licence (minimum class - MR) and either currently hold or be willing to obtain a Construction Induction Card prior to commencement. 

Safety is a key priority for us as an organisation, and we will be seeking candidates who not only have the knowledge and physical ability to safely undertake the manual tasks required in this role, but those who have a genuine desire to contribute to a positive safety culture.

We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability, and we are seeking people who resonate with these values

Position Description

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Please note - these positions are internally known as "Labourer Operations" 

Why join the team?

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 2100 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 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.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.

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 these potential opportunities.

In the online application process, we will also request a little more information about the types of roles you are interested in being considered for (eg. location, full time/temporary etc), your availability, licences/certificates/qualifications and skills.  Should your preferences change simply log back in to your applicant account (Sign in), and click 'update your application'.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by City of Moreton Bay as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

Closing Date

We will keep this Expression of Interest open on our website for applications until 30 June 2024 and will review the applications on an ‘as required’ basis. 

Any Questions?

If you have further questions, please contact our Careers team at

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