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Woollahra Municipal Council - Woollahra, NSW

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Job Description

Reference Number: S100-21-716
Closing Date: 05-04-2021
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

  • $56,920.90 - $69,238.70 p.a. plus superannuation plus penalty rates for overtime
  • Earn additional allowances for Climbing Kit Maintenance and Adverse Working Conditions of up to $2,573.46 p.a.
  • Convenient location based out of the Alexandria facility with onsite parking
  • 38 hours per week plus a fortnightly rostered day off - flexible work/life balance

About The Role

We are looking for qualified and enthusiastic Arborist to join our growing Tree Maintenance team here at Woollahra Council on a permanent full time basis!

As an Arborist, you will collaborate with a team of highly skilled professionals to carry out arboricultural maintenance on Council's owned trees in parks, reserves, bushland and streets. This includes the use of climbing techniques and EWPs to complete the required pruning and/or removal works throughout the municipality.

Due to the nature of this position, you may be requested to stay back after hours to attend emergency situations including tree failures or to assist the on-call Arborists. Award penalty rates will apply in addition to your normal rate of pay.

About You

We are looking to employ someone who is passionate about working outdoors and can work effectively as part of a team. You will have completed the relevant qualifications in Arboriculture and have previous extensive experience in a similar role with high profile scheduled tree maintenance programs.

Tree Maintenance Staff start at our Alexandria facility before driving plant to Woollahra municipality and returning in the afternoon to finish.

Essential Criteria
  • Certificate III in Arboriculture, or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in a similar role with high profile scheduled tree maintenance programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Work Health and Safety in the workplace and the practical application of safe
  • working procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute and work as part of a team and coordinate team members as required.
  • Well-developed communication skills with experience in dealing with the public in high profile areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proven problem solving skills and a willingness to follow issues through to completion.
  • Willingness and experience participating in a culture striving for continuous improvement.
  • Computer literate.
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Desirable Criteria
  • Traffic Control Qualifications – Blue and Yellow Card.
  • High Risk License – EWP.
  • Current MR Driver’s Licence.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop maintenance and improvement programs.
  • Previous climbing and rigging experience.

How To Apply
  • Apply on line by clicking the 'APPLY NOW' button.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria.
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire.
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
  • For information on applying for Council jobs, please refer to http://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/council/employment/recruitment_and_selection_process
  • For further information about the role, please contact Alexia Hill, Tree Maintenance Coordinator on (02) 9391 7979 during business hours.
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360.

  • CLOSING DATE EXTENDED: 11:59PM on Monday, 5 April 2021*

    Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.
    Job Closing Date 05 Apr, 2021