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Arborist

Job no:974023
Work type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Operations Centre, 20 Bennet Street Dandenong

$73,592 - $85,007 pa (plus super)

Permanent Full Time

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

The City of Greater Dandenong Parks Team is seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Inspecting Arborist to join their Arboriculture Team. If you’re passionate about Trees, the Environment and making a difference to local communities then keep reading!

Reporting to the Senior Arborist, you will provide expert advice on a range of tree matters on behalf of Council, working to protect, grow and diversify Council’s tree population in line with our Urban Tree Strategy Greening Our City 2018 – 2028.

Your strong interpersonal skills, customer service focus and technical arboriculture knowledge will be key to your success in this dynamic, reactive and fast-paced role. With an emphasis on reactive and proactive tree inspections, resident consultation, contract management and support, OHS monitoring and auditing, quality auditing, timber refurbishing and streetscape renewals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reactive and proactive tree inspections and subsequent consultation and work allocation.
  • Assess and approve contractor works programs, in consultation with Parks Team Leaders.
  • Monitor and administer in conjunction with Senior Arborist, programming of a quality and safety audits.
  • Develop planting programs for relevant sites, including appropriate tree selection in line with Council programs and policies.
  • Regular consultation with residents applying various methods of communication including, written communication, telephone and face to face communication.

Demonstrated experience in parks management, horticulture or related, and a formal qualification (e.g. Diploma or Certificate IV) would be highly regarded.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Arborist - February 2021.pdf

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Cameron Macleod, 8571 1780
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 5 March 2021