Open Space Maintenance Officer

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Seaford
Categories: Services

Frankston City Council is located on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay and is where the beach meets with the natural landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula. We are a diverse community that provides a vibrant lifestyle along with a growing economic and arts sector.

Our leadership team is committed to building an engaged and collaborative culture where innovation and being future focused are the norm. If you want to help shape the future of Frankston, now is the time to join our team.

What we are looking for? 

Council is looking for an Open Space Maintenance Officer to join our Parks and Vegetation team. The role is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of Parks and Reserves through the application of horticulture & lawn maintenance skills and utilisation of horticultural specific plant and equipment.

Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Carry out lawn maintenance, renewal and renovation works in accordance to work programs
  • Provide horticultural maintenance techniques that enhance and improve our parks and gardens
  • Lead by example by applying your horticultural knowledge
  • Undertake basic audits and risk assessments and assist the Team Leader in implementing solutions to ensure safety risks are identified and rectified
  • Assist in carrying out any necessary cleansing activities in parks and reserves including collection of litter and reporting of graffiti and vandalism

This role is a full time role working 38 hours per week.

About you

  • Experience maintaining horticultural, lawn and open space areas in parks, sporting reserves, recreation areas
  • Experience operating lawn and horticultural maintenance equipment such as tractors, ride on mowers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters and associated horticultural maintenance hand tools
  • A current Victorian Drives Licence
  • A strong understanding of safe work practices

Whilst not essential to the role, holding  an ACUP Certificate (Agricultural Chemical Users Certificate) and a Medium Rigid Truck Licence (manual transmission) would be highly regarded.

Why you would like to join us?

Be a part of a workplace that is looking to transform the way that we work and build on our values “Kinder, Fairer, Smarter”.

As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Rostered Day Off
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities
  • Purchased leave
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee assistance program
  • Salary sacrifice gym membership at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre.

This position is a Band 2 currently remunerated between $61,852 to $63,644 per annum, plus superannuation.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Brian Casten at

You will need to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia, certified copies of your qualifications, a current Driver Licence and Working with Children Check. You must also be willing to provide a Pre-Employment Health Declaration and undertake a National Police Record Check.

Frankston City Council is committed to building a culture that values diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities.

Frankston City Council has zero tolerance for child abuse. Protecting children and preventing child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all Councillors, employees, contractors and volunteers. 


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