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Gladstone Regional Council



Arborist– Tree Assessment Officer

Salary Pack Including - over $85,000 plus $3000 relocation costs for the right candidate.

Council are looking for an experienced and passionate Arborist- Tree Assessment Officer to join the team in Gladstone

If you are a qualified arborist but you are looking to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground then you are what we are looking for!

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents.Gladstone Regional Council delivers essential services to the community and promotes sustainable growth of the region, with a strong focus on creating a safe, inclusive and efficient workforce and providing opportunity for personal growth and career development for its 650-plus employees.

Position Summary

The purpose of the position is to assist and support the delivery of arboriculture pro-active and reactive service delivery operations and programs and provide technical advice to internal and external stakeholders in relation to trees on public land.

About you

  1. Certificate IV in Arboriculture (or a related discipline) and/or equivalent competencies gained through recognised training and/or demonstrated experience in implementing arboricultural best practice policy and procedures in an arboricultural environment.
  2. Working knowledge of and experience applying the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations 2011 with the ability to oversee the safe work of others including demonstrated ability to implement Work Health and Safety systems, policies and procedures.
  3. Experience/knowledge in the operation of urban and or amenity tree care, including familiarity with the use of relevant machinery or tools plus street tree pest and disease and recognition diagnosis control.
  4. Demonstrated experience implementing arboricultural best practice policy and procedures in an arboricultural environment.
  5. Strong horticultural knowledge relevant to the selection of street tree species, arboricultural techniques and tree physiology.
  6. Customer service skills with the emphasis on resolving complex customer enquiries and being able to provide detailed reports as required.
  7. Experience and competency operating under a current Medium Rigid (MR) licence.

Applicants are required to answer the job specific screening questions and provide a resume, as this forms part of the application process. For further information about the role, please refer to the position description.

In reward for your hard work

You will have the opportunity to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation, working within a high performing team that values your contribution. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance. We also offer free physiotherapy and discounted health cover and fitness memberships.

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to;

·         Complete a criminal history check.

·         Complete a pre-employment medical. If there is a change in physical characteristics of the role, a medical assessment will be required to verify fitness for work, prior to appointment.

·         Be immunised against hep a/b and tetanus and identified as vaccine responder.

Closing Date- 

 

 There is no firm closing date for this expression of interest.  Council reserves the right to withdraw this opportunity from advertising when the position has been filled or at any time, at Council’s discretion, without notice.


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