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Parks Assistant Vacancy

March 20, 2020

Do you want an opportunity to step into a newly created role, and make it your own? Rangitīkei District is the place to achieve that. A Parks Assistant position has become available within the Parks & Reserves Team.

We are looking for an experienced parks assistant who will be responsible for continuously improving the delivery of maintenance of the Districts parks, reserves, and cemeteries.

What you will bring to the position:

  • Level 4 Certificate in either Horticulture, Arboriculture or sports turf maintenance
  • Growsafe (either TC or STMS)
  • New Zealand Drivers Licence Class 2
  • Working and operational knowledge of plant machinery and equipment necessary to fulfil the overall purpose of the role
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently and to set and meet appropriate standards and deadlines
  • A strong team player with proven ability to work well with and interact successfully with other people

This position will report directly to the Parks & Reserves Co-ordinator and is based within the Rangitikei District.

Please see our website for a copy of the Job description. You can apply online at Current Vacancies.

The closing date for this role is 5.00 pm on 5 April 2020.

Rangitīkei District Council’s vision is for the Rangitīkei to be A Thriving District – a place that we are all proud to call home. To make sure the District is the best home it can be, Council will ensure the costs of our core services are affordable and provide value for money, while considering ways to make projects environmentally sustainable. We are a small, flexible organisation and as staff we focus on “Working together for a better Rangitīkei” - it’s what we’re here for.

For any enquiries about this role please contact Murray Phillips, Parks & Reserves Team Leader on 027 403 1604 or

The Rangitīkei District Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.