Position Description

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Position Description
Position Description
Title
Turf Officer
Directorate
Environment and Infrastructure
Department
Parks and Gardens
Location
Freeway Golf Course
Classification
Band 3
Position code
CWPGSPSPCUR
Position purpose
Working as part of a team engaged on Parks and Gardens operations this
position is responsible for carrying out appropriate turf management practices
associated with the management, preparation and maintenance of Council’s turf
assets. These areas include turf wickets, all sports grounds and Freeway golf
course.
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016
It is acknowledged that multi-skilling and job rotation within the respective team
will assist employees to develop new skills, maintain and/or improve existing
skills and increase the capacity of employees to perform a wider range of
responsibilities.
Job rotation within the respective teams will be required in order that all
available resources can be applied efficiently and effectively to meet operational
requirements.
Reporting relationships
Reports to:
Turf Operations Coordinator
Supervised by:
Team leaders Golf Course and Sports Grounds
Internal liaisons:
Manager Parks and Gardens
Sports Liaison Officer
Other Council Staff
External liaisons:
Residents, sports clubs, members of the public, schools,
contractors, community groups and suppliers.
Assessment criteria
The incumbent will be assessed against the following items:
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Council Plan
Business Plan
Boroondara Values Statements
Performance Review and Enhancement Program (PREP)
Risk Management
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016
Duties and responsibilities
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Carry out skilled turf and horticultural maintenance and development tasks
Plan and carry out maintenance routines for turf areas
Ensure all maintenance works are carried out within agreed timelines
Operate a range of turf and horticultural maintenance equipment
Carry out a range of turf and horticultural maintenance tasks as part of a
team
Carry out minor maintenance procedures and repairs in order to make
areas safe
Undertake irrigation maintenance as directed by the supervisor
Identify and proactively resolve maintenance requirements
To be customer responsive, courteous and committed to finding solutions
to internal works requests
Ensure all OHS/Risk Management requirements are being met
Monitor public safety and OHS/Risk Management requirements of sites
under maintenance schedule
Propose renovation/redevelopment solutions for sites
Maintain plant and equipment
Undertake other duties as and when directed by the Turf Operations
Coordinator
Document management
Document management is a shared responsibility between staff, managers,
corporate information and system administrators. ECM is the corporate
document management system.
The Council Service Charter requires a final or interim response to incoming
correspondence be provided within 10 working days. If an interim response is
provided, it will detail when a full response will be provided.
All staff are responsible for making and keeping complete full and accurate
records in the Corporate System ECM that adequately document Council
business activities and support any decisions made. This further extends to
making information available to other staff through ECM improving the overall
service provided by Council.
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016
Risk management
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Follow established safe working practices, procedures and instructions
Take reasonable care for their own OHS and that of their colleagues
Seek assistance when unsure of practices and procedures to perform a
task
Report all incidents, accidents, injuries, near misses and potential risks as
soon as practicable to their supervisor
Actively participate and contribute to audits, team meetings and training
Accountability and extent of authority
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Accountable to the Team Leaders and Turf Operations Coordinator for
ensuring that all works are carried out to required standards and timelines
Accountable for the quality and quantity of own work
Accountable for maintaining a safe workplace free of risk/hazards
Accountable for time management and work productivity when not directly
supervised
Judgment and decision making
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Assess work requirements and decide appropriate prioritization and
method of carrying out work efficiently
Ensure all judgment and decision making follows councils procedures and
policies.
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016
Specialist skills and knowledge
The following skill requirements indicate the skills required of a person to
perform the duties of the position. These are the essential skills and knowledge
required to perform the job. Indicate the type of skills and specialist knowledge
required.
Consider the essential skills and knowledge required to perform the job
competently:
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Good turf maintenance knowledge and abilities and experience with the
preparation of high quality turf areas.
Sound mechanical skills
Knowledge on the upkeep and maintenance of irrigation systems
A good knowledge of OH&S requirements relating to Parks and Gardens
operations and working in public open space
Management skills
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Able to work unsupervised
Good time management skills
Ability to prioritize and plan workload
Ability to implement work practices that comply with all relevant Codes of
Practice and Risk Management Strategies
Self managed and motivated
Interpersonal skills
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Ability to competently, tactfully and courteously
communications personally and on the telephone
Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
manage
verbal
Qualifications and experience
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Trade Certificate in Horticulture or Turf management
Driver’s license for a car or truck
Demonstrated practical experience in turf management
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016
Core physical requirements
The core physical job demands of this position that maybe reasonably
expected within OH&S guidelines, include but are not limited to:
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Capacity to, on occasion, lift items unspecified in weight within individual
limits
Capacity to work in an outdoor environment for varying periods of time
Capacity to stand/walk for periods up to 3 hours
Capacity to sit/drive, operate plant & equipment for periods up to 3hours
Capacity to walk/ negotiate uneven and sloping ground
Capacity to drive a motor vehicle
Selection criteria
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Trade Certificate in Horticulture or Turf management
Driver’s license for a car or truck
Demonstrated practical experience in turf management
Good turf maintenance knowledge, abilities and experience with the
preparation of high quality turf areas.
Sound mechanical skills
A good knowledge of OH&S requirements relating to Parks and Gardens
operations and working in public open space
Ability to competently, tactfully and courteously manage verbal
communications personally and on the telephone
Self managed and motivated
Own transport that can be used between sports grounds during the cricket
season when required.
Effective date: May 2015
Review date: May 2016

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