Floriade Head Gardener Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

Join Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) as we deliver quality services that make Canberra a great place to live. We offer rewarding careers with great benefits, where you will work on projects that make a difference to the everyday lives of your family, friends, and community. We value our people; we support diversity and we strive to be a great place to work. City Presentation is a Branch within the City Places and Infrastructure Division responsible for planning and management of parks and the public domain, including lakes, street trees and public open space and city places. It maintains the look of the city and its environs and is responsible for, city rangers and the protection of trees on public and private land. The Place Management team within the TCCS, City Presentation branch is seeking applications for the role of Floriade Head Gardener (TO4).

The primary responsibilities for this position are to:
Plan, prepare and implement horticultural work programs, within budget, to ensure delivery of the annual Floriade floral display as specified in the relevant Service Level Agreement.

Coordinate a team of Parks Presentation staff to improve the look of Canberra’s Town and District parks.

Liaise and work collaboratively with Events ACT and contractors and provide specialist technical advice on horticultural matters.

Undertake procurement and manage contracts in line with government processes.

Provide leadership, supervision and training to staff and contractors, ensuring that all work is undertaken in accordance with relevant Acts, Standards and policies, including Parks and City Services Standard Operating Procedures.

Supervise and co-ordinate the training of horticultural apprentices across Parks and City Services.

Prepare work programs for the establishment and maintenance of floral and other horticultural displays throughout Canberra’s public areas.

Coordinate the booking system for Floral display beds.

Represent the branch and promote Horticulture and Apprenticeships in the wider community and conduct tours of Floriade as required.

This position does involve direct supervision of seven General Staff Officer staff and eight apprentice horticulturalists.

Eligibility/Other requirements:
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, capacity to work as part of a team and demonstrated capacity to manage change.

Demonstrated extensive technical knowledge, training and practical experience in horticulture, particularly the presentation of large complex floral displays.

Proven ability to manage projects and plan, prioritise, co-ordinate and allocate work to agreed timeframes and budgets, including undertaking procurements and managing contracts in line with government processes.

Demonstrated communication (oral and written), liaison, and negotiation skills and ability to consistently display high quality customer service principles.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the TCCS Values framework, workplace respect, equity and diversity framework, workplace health and safety best practise and industrial democracy principles and practise.

How to Apply:
A supporting statement outlining experience and/or ability and addressing the requirements for each of the five points listed in the eligibility requirements. Maximum of five pages.

Contact details of two referees.

A current curriculum vitae.

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Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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