Town Custodian & Gardener - Wanaka
Listed 5 hours Ago Queenstown Lakes District Council Government - Local / Federal
Application Closes 26 Jan 2022
Otago - Wanaka
Janitor and Cleaner
A permanent, full-time opportunity with a minimum of 40 hours per week is available in the role of Custodian / Gardener based in Wanaka.
Please note , successful applicants will be required to work on weekends, and will be asked to complete a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
QLDC are seeking an individual with a can-do attitude, great communication skills, and an eye for detail. The Gardener / Custodian is responsible for using a wide variety of amenity horticultural skills to carry out the development and maintenance of the Council’s Parks & Reserves areas.
This role is also responsible for effectively managing the cleanliness and presentation of Wanaka Town Centre.
Key areas of responsibility include :
Ensuring the pristine condition of Wanaka Town Centre is maintained using appropriate methods, including litter and graffiti removal
Maintaining perennial, rose bed and native areas as well as, leaf removal, mulching and chemical application
Providing accurate and friendly advice to visitors, promoting the friendly, customer-oriented image of QLDC
Safe operation of high value machinery and equipment
The successful candidate will hold :
High School Certificate (level 2 or above) NCEA
A current first aid certificate is desirable
Current full & clean New Zealand Drivers Licence, with the ability to drive manual
2 years hands on experience in an amenity horticulture or general garden maintenance roles
Competent with the effective and safe use of machinery and equipment
Ability to work in all weather and climatic extremes.
A good level of health and physical fitness; role requires heavy lifting
Competitive market remuneration
Regular working hours - including the same two-days off each week
Subsided health insurance
Mobile phone provided
Full uniform provided
Discounted access to QLDC’s great health and fitness facilities
Free eye checks and annual flu shots
Extra annual leave awarded with years of service
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