Position Details
Reference Number 13982
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Ashby Operations Centre
Hours per fortnight 76.00
About the city The City of Wanneroo is one of the fastest growing local governments in Australia. The City offers many exciting and diverse career opportunities. If you are the kind of person who would thrive on being part of a team focused on positively contributing to the local community, you are encouraged to apply for the following current vacancy.
Position Summary

Technical Officer - Irrigation


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Salary from $79,056 to $84,005 PA

A unique opportunity currently exists to work as part of a professional Team within the City's Parks and Conservation Management Service Unit.  This position is responsible for supervising the technical operation and maintenance of the City's irrigation infrastructure and the implementation of the annual irrigation capital works program.  The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge in irrigation infrastructure operation and maintenance in a turf and horticultural environment, contract management and working within budget allocations.


The position requires an individual who can manage the City's ground water usage and licences and implement the City's Water Conservation Plan, as well as ensuring that the City's irrigation infrastructure is installed and maintained in accordance to relevant specifications and legislation.


To be successful in this role you must hold a minimum Certificate III in Horticulture and/ or Turf Management or Certificate IV in Irrigation.  Experience in commercial irrigation systems operation and maintenance, and proven experience in development of irrigation specifications and irrigation schedules is also required.  Demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of central control irrigation systems is highly desirable.



Applicants must be willing to participate in a drug & alcohol test and may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment to determine their fitness to carry out the duties of this position.



To apply for this position, you must provide evidence of your right to work in Australia and be willing to provide a National Police Clearance no older than six months

Position Attributes Essential: Experience in commercial irrigation systems operation and maintenance, including bores, pumps and motors
Essential: Demonstrated experience in the management of active and passive turf
Essential: Demonstrated contract management experience.
Statement The City of Wanneroo is committed to developing an equitable and diverse workforce which is representative of our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, young people, people with culturally diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

The City only accepts applications direct from the individual and not via recruitment agencies unless expressly invited.

No time extensions will be given. Canvassing of councillors will disqualify.
Contact Person Chris Langsford
Contact Number 94055886
Closing Date 20 January 2017
Position Description
IN23010 Technical Officer - Irrigation.pdf Open
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