Sports Turf Curator - Apprentice

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Date Added: 27-Oct-2023
Closing Date: 28-Mar-2024 05:00 PM
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Job Number: OVAL-4

Business Unit: Engineering

Employment Status: Full Time

Closing Date: 28th March 2023

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is currently seeking 2 suitable people to fill the role of Sports Turf Curator at an apprentice level.

The city maintains approximately 35 hectares of sporting turf across 10 arenas, serving the community's needs for a variety of sporting organisations including cricket, football (AFL), football (soccer), rugby, athletics, tee-ball, touch football, and others.

These arenas are maintained by a dedicated team committed to dealing with the challenges inherent with ensuring the turf is prepared and presented to a high standard in accordance with the objectives and requirements of the Council.

As a team member some of your key accountabilities will include:
1. Proficient in the effective operation of a variety of plant and equipment associated with the day-to-day maintenance of Council’s facilities.

2. Proficient in the management of specialised fine turf surfaces, ensuring a high standard of presentation for specific events. Preperation and presentation of sporting fields for community use, especially the curating of turf cricket wickets.

3. Routine clean-up and damage inspection of Council facilities. Collect all litter and hazardous material and dispose of in an appropriate manner. Inspect structures and amenities and report any damage to the Supervisor promptly.

4. Ensure cultivated plants and lawns are maintained to an acceptable level of presentation using contemporary horticultural techniques; Identify weeds and pests and use appropriate methods of control, i.e., through mechanical means or use of chemical control measures as directed.

5. Identify reticulation problems with lawns and gardens. Promptly report them to the Supervisor.

6. Assist with construction projects and major maintenance works as instructed.

7. Provide limited guidance and on the job, training as directed to team members to achieve quality presentation and a standard of work that reflects well on themselves as a team and Council.

8. Report daily to the immediate supervisor for instruction and to inform on operational matters.

9. Adhere to all City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder policies and procedures and ensure personal safety at work and that of others.

10. Other accountabilities and responsibilities as directed by the Supervisor Ovals and/or Coordinator of City Presentation and/or Manager Operations. Suitable applicants will exhibit the following skills, knowledge and capacity:

11. Good general knowledge of horticultural maintenance procedures.

12. Good verbal communication skills.

13. Ability to work under general supervision, or unsupervised as tasks warrant.

14. Understanding and knowledge of safe work practices.

15. Local horticultural experience.

16. Current satisfactory National Police Clearance.

17. Current WA “C” Class driver’s license.

Total Package

    Salary Based on age in relation to Apprentice. 

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    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.

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