Biosecurity Spray Operator


About Shoalhaven Council

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role

This is a casual position with the potentional to work up to 38 hours per week. You will be providing Weed spraying at Council controlled sites throughout the Shoalhaven area.


Reporting directly to the Bio Security Coordinator, the focus of this position is to:

  • Weed spraying at Council controlled sites for scheduled weed control, vegetation management and insect control in accordance with industry standards. May undertake property inspections on public property for the purpose of identifying and regulating weeds scheduled in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2015.
  • Weed spraying on other areas as directed.
  • Recording and mapping of areas sprayed as per the Pesticides Act.
  • Reporting on the presence of scheduled weeds as required.
  • Where necessary, advise the Weed Biosecurity Team Supervisor on the need to issue Biosecurity Directions as per the requirements of the Act.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Current CHEMCERT or SMART TRAIN or equivalent pesticide handling training
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Current National WHS Construction Card (WorkCover)
  • Proof of right to work in Australia

How to Apply

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Describe your depth of knowledge and experience in the identification of weeds.
  3. Please detail your experience with vegetation management and control equipment.

Contact:  Scott Galbraith - Bio Security Coordinator 4429 3822

Applications Close: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds


When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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