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Casual Multi-skilled Urban Services Operator

$29.24 - $38.35
Forbes, NSW
Agriculture, Nature & Animal,Government, Defence & Emergency,Other

An exciting opportunity exists for people who love working in the outdoors to join our Parks and Gardens Team as a casual Multi-skilled Urban Services Operator. 


Reporting directly to the Team Leader Urban Services, this opportunity will see the successful candidates working both independently as well as part of this diverse and extremely busy team. With a focus on routine maintenance of Forbes Shire Council's Parks, Gardens and general green spaces, this position will also have the opportunity to work on Council's major projects including the Goldridge Estate, LVV Visitor Information Centre and the Central West Industrial Park.


If you are interested in any type of outdoor work and in particular in the maintenance and management of our green spaces, we encourage you to apply. 

Job Description

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  • Tertiary qualifications in horticulture or relevant industry experience;
  • 2 years’ experience in irrigation, urban services maintenance (Desired);
  • Must be capable of using technology to complete forms, risk assessments, incident reports – mobile phone; tablet and online systems essential;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision using judgement and initiative;
  • Ability to provide high level customer service to the community;
  • Developed communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate within your team and with management;
  • WHS Construction Induction (White Card);
  • Class C (Standard) Drivers Licence.


Essential Tickets or ability to Obtain

  • MR Licence (HR Licence desirable) Drivers Licence;
  • Chemical certification;
  • Chainsaw Operations certificate;
  • RMS Traffic Control certification:
    • Traffic Controller;
    • Implement;
  • Sharps training;
  • Working Safely near Electrical Apparatus;
  • Worker on Foot certification;
  • Working At Heights;
  • Elevated Work Platform certification;
  • Hiab certification;
  • Interment of Ashes;
  • Asbestos awareness.



  • One or more of the following WorkCover certificates of competency:
  • Forklift Trucks (LF);
  • Front End Loader (LL);
  • Front End Loader/Backhoe (LB);
  • Front End Loader of the Skid Steer Type (LS);
  • Excavator (LE).

Desired Skills and Experience

Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town.


In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight or a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are also located half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base. 


Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administration, Strategy, environment, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangement, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.


With a $22 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently delivering major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.


Our future plans are related to the IP&R framework in Local Government and our emphasis is in the areas of preservation, growth and development in Infrastructure and asset management, governance and leadership, community development and environment and heritage. We have ambitious goals set out in our Community Strategic Plan – paving the way for an ever changing and growing Forbes Shire, and Central West hub into the future. Forbes Council values vibrancy and energy, community partnerships, high quality delivery and the safest operations for our staff and the community. Come and be a part of our team!



Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the HR team and members of the interview panel.

Selection Process

It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the Panel review committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.

Forbes Shire Council's selection process stages are outlined below: 

  1. Short-listing. The selection panel (usually 3 members) will assess all applications against the selection criteria contained in the position description. The panel will then decide which applicants best meet the criteria and will call for interview.
  2. Interviewing. You will be given at least 2 days notice if you are required for an interview. The interview panel will consist of either 3 or 4 members, one of which will be the HR Facilitator, who will work with the panel to recommend the most suitable person for the position.
  3. Reference checks and other checks. Referee checks will be carried out on the recommended applicant/s. Positions that have been identified as child-related, will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check through the Office of Children's Guardian NSW
  4. Pre-employment Functional Assessment. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment functional assessment at Council’s expense. This will include a Functional Assessment, urine Drug and Alcohol Testing and a hearing screen
  5. Notification of result. The successful applicant will be verbally notified as soon as possible after the interview and will receive a written letter of offer via email and in the post. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once the offer of employment has been accepted and Council has been formally notified of the acceptance.


This is an ongoing/rolling application that will close on 30 June 2022

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