Coordinator Parks and Open Spaces

Full Job Description

Date Added: 16-May-2024

Date Close: 30-May-2024 05:00 PM

Job Type: General, Full Time

Job Number: OPS-2

Business Unit: Engineering - Depot

Employment Status: Full Time

Join Our Team as Coordinator of Parks and Open Spaces!

 Are you passionate about enhancing the beauty of urban spaces? Do you possess strong leadership skills and a background in horticulture or local government parks and gardens? If so, the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder invites you to apply for the position of Coordinator of Parks and Open Spaces.

 About the Role: As the Coordinator of Parks and Open Spaces, you will have the exciting opportunity to lead and mentor a dynamic team responsible for maintaining the city's open spaces to the highest standards. Your responsibilities will include overseeing areas such as horticulture, parks and gardens, sports turf, irrigation, reserve maintenance, and urban forestry. With a substantial operational and capital works budget at your disposal, you'll play a pivotal role in programming and managing various works alongside three supervisors and approximately 60 staff members.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team to ensure the effective management and maintenance of the city's open spaces.
  • Oversee horticulture, parks and gardens, sports turf, irrigation, reserve maintenance, and urban forestry teams.
  • Program and manage operational and capital works projects to enhance the city's presentation.

 Why Join Us?

  • Impact: With over 36 hectares of sporting surfaces, 62 parks, and a vast network of streets, street trees, and open spaces, your work will directly contribute to enhancing the beauty and functionality of our city.
  • Leadership Opportunity: Lead and mentor a dedicated team of supervisors and staff.
  • Professional Growth: This role offers an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development within a supportive environment.


  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Qualifications in horticulture or relevant experience
  • Background in local government parks and gardens or similar field
  • Passion for enhancing urban spaces and commitment to maintaining high standards


Additional Details:

  • Reporting: Directly report to the Manager of Operations.
  • Location: Based at our works depot in the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.
  • 9 Day fortnight

If you're ready to make a positive impact and lead a team dedicated to showcasing the best of our city, we encourage you to apply for the Coordinator of Parks and Open Spaces position today!


Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary package;
  • Supportive, inclusive and performance-driven culture;
  • Employee Reward and Recognition program;
  • 9 Day Fortnight
  • Dynamic working environment;
  • Salary Sacrifice options;
  • Opportunity to buy additional week’s annual leave;
  • Discounted Recreation Facility membership;
  • Ongoing Training and support.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary ranges between $114,983 to $124,482

Contact Information

If you would like to find out more about this employment opportunity with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, an employer of choice, please contact People and Culture at (08) 9021 9600.

How to Apply

The City only accepts applications submitted via our website. Applications must address the Skills, Knowledge and Capacity section in the Position Description and include both a Resume and Cover Letter.