Gardener

Job ID 22488842
Northland, Far North
Full-time
Listed on 1 May 2024

About this job

We are looking for 2 Gardeners to service the Far North District Council communities and keep this part of Aotearoa looking beautiful!

The role will be based in the Waipapa/Kerikeri area. Duties include transforming our parks and reserves into havens of natural beauty by preparing and planting new gardens based on plans/contracts, maintaining gardens to specified standards, managing irrigation and watering systems, performing precise pruning, monitoring plant health for pesky pests/diseases and treating as needed (spraying insecticides and herbicides) as well as conducting audits and assessments of parks/ gardens.

The company is a values-driven organisation that builds, operates, maintains and renews Aotearoa’s social infrastructure – spaces where communities gather, connect, share a sense of place and pride, or go to receive essential services.

This employer provides a range of benefits such as: - Comprehensive training and ongoing support and mentoring to aid personal development. - Being part of a team-oriented culture committed to delivering high standards of workmanship - Provided with a high-quality uniform, including full PPE requirements - Working full time 40 hours between Monday – Friday with no day the same and lots of variety working in different environments

If you want to revitalise your favourite green spaces, email your CV to Susan.Needham003@msd.govt.nz detailing your experience and suitability for this role.

Job Requirements

- Proven experience as a Gardener with a Level 3 Horticulture qualification and/or Grow Safe Certificate - Valid full Class 1 drivers licence + a reliable transport - Class 2 drivers licence would be a bonus - Previous experience in using a variety of mowers and small plant. - Ability to work to and meet deadlines. - Have a strong emphasis on health and safety. - Ability to work independently and within the wider team. - Physically fit and motivated to make a difference. - Able to pass a pre-employment medical, drug screening test and Ministry of Justice check, previous convictions may be considered on a case-by-case basis - Have an up-to-date CV with satisfactory references

Days of work
Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day between 7:30am - 5:00pm. (40 hours per week)
Pay Details
$26.71 per hour
Job Category
Gardeners
Career Level
Entry level (6 months - 2 years)
Driver Licence
Full, (Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required
Yes

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