Ranger (Horticulture)

Carry out a range of horticultural activities as a passionate Ranger, working closely with community volunteer groups and working outdoors in a team environment.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: PVO2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/1420000
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $57,188 - $76,519
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 14200 - Ranger (Horticulture).docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 14200 - Ranger (Horticulture).pdf (PDF, 200KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Adam Smith
(03) 8427 3237

Position Details

  • Further develop your skills in horticulture and operation of plant and equipment.
  • Great opportunity to work with other team members who are passionate about managing parks and gardens and amenity horticulture.
  • Career progression within organisation.

About the role

The primary focus of your role is to plan for and deliver horticultural park services as directed by the Ranger Team Leader. You will undertake activities requiring a level of horticultural, environmental and arboriculture service expertise and the position will be accountable for personal performance. You will be adaptable and flexible to on-ground service requirements as well as diverse communities to ensure superior park management services are always achieved and volunteer programs are delivered.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Strong passion for working in horticulture and with communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operational functions of horticulture and arboriculture, including nursery and turf management.
  • Demon-started experience in hands on gardening and operation of small plant and equipment.

If you don't tick every box in this job description, please don't rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who value inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, courage, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this resonates with you, then please apply.

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A Cover Letter

Application Closing date: Sunday 01 October 2023

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

About Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria's vision is to be a world-class parks service, ensuring healthy parks for healthy people. It is a statutory authority with responsibility for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

Why Work For Us?

  • Structured salary progression, including annual performance-based salary increases
  • Incremental salary increases twice a year, as per the Parks Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2021
  • Generous employee discounts at MacPac through our corporate partnership
  • Work life balance through hybrid working arrangements, in accordance with government guidelines
  • Supportive culture to undertake personal development and secondment employment opportunities
  • Commitment to wellbeing through our dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Inclusive employment support for ATSI staff, including cultural leave entitlements

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help build on our horticultural activities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Adam Smith on (03) 8427 3237 or apply online!

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender.

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