North Burnett Regional Council
Parks and Open Spaces Supervisor (North)

Posted: 05 Jul
Closes: 25 Jul
Monto, Queensland


  • Work type: Permanent full-time
  • Location: Monto
  • Commuter use vehicle

Why work with us?

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about Monto in our NORTH BURNETT VISITORS GUIDE.


About the role

As the Parks & Open Spaces Supervisor (North), you will lead teams responsible for the maintenance and enhancements of North Burnett’s parks, gardens, cemeteries, and public areas located across the north of our region.

Your duties include overseeing operations, maintenance, and capital works, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. You will manage safety practices, handle customer inquiries, and complete necessary administrative tasks, along with fostering a clean and efficient work environment. Your leadership is essential in providing our community with beautiful, well-maintained spaces.

About you

You will be a proactive leader with a passion for public spaces and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Experienced in supervising teams and managing projects, you deliver excellent customer service. Your organisational skills and attention to detail ensure high-quality work.

You will be proficient with Microsoft 365, ensuring you can quickly learn Council’s systems. You will hold an unrestricted ‘C’ class driver’s license, White Card and you always prioritise safety and risk management.

You will hold a Certificate III as a minimum and ideally a Certificate IV in horticulture or Landscaping.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Completion of projects and maintenance works in accordance with the Parks and Open Spaces program and within budget.
  • Assist with the administration and reporting functions, including cost management, WH&S management and project management
  • Oversee the scheduling and delivery of relevant Parks and Open Spaces services.
  • Respond to customer enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Ensure work is carried out to approved practices relating to work site safety, tool and plant maintenance and Safe Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure work sites, depots, plant and equipment are maintained in a clean and safe condition.
  • Provide effective supervision and leadership to the team, and oversee work completed by contractors.
  • Participate in training and professional development to maintain contemporary knowledge, skills and qualifications relevant to the position.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO) – 9-day fortnight
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters

Applications close:  10:00pm, Wednesday 24 July 2024

Contact: For further information regarding this position please contact Darren Simpson from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 180.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

Due to the nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be physically fit and able to satisfactorily pass Council’s medical and functional assessment based on the physical and safety requirements of the position.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodation / housing – the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.