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Woollahra Council


Coordinator Trees Maintenance
  • $82,996 - $107,337 p.a. + superannuation 
  • Fully maintained private use vehicle
  • 38 hours per week + fortnightly rostered day off

Woollahra Council has an exciting opportunity available for a qualified and experienced Trees Maintenance Coordinator to oversee the maintenance and enhancement of public trees in the Woollahra area. 

As the Coordinator Trees Maintenance, you will play a key role in the development and implementation of Council’s public tree management strategies to ensure our preservation of the community’s tree assets. Reporting directly to the Manager Open Space and Trees,  your duties will include coordinating tree maintenance and replacement programs, ensuring the maintenance of Council’s Tree Asset Register, providing technical advice and strategies and reporting to Council, internal staff and the community regarding public trees. You will have exceptional communication and leadership skills in order to successfully manage a team of Technical Officers and Arborists.

In return, the successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary and a fully maintained private use lease back vehicle. Additionally, you will enjoy an improved work/life balance through a fortnightly rostered day off, two health and well-being days per year, lunch time sporting activities and many more perks.

Essential Criteria

  • Diploma of Arboriculture – AQF level 5 or equivalent
  • Minimum five years arboriculture management experience in a Council, public garden, or an arboriculture company
  • Experience in establishing systems and procedures for improved tree inspection and assessment, tree protection and renewal, maintenance standards and urban tree canopy improvement
  • Experience in developing and implementing risk management systems to proactively manage the inherent risks of ageing and developing public tree assets
  • High level understanding of best practice principles of urban tree management and strategy development
  • High level communication, negotiation, customer service and people management skills
  • High level policy development and report writing skills
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication and an ability to relate to all levels of staff and community members
  • To have the ability to research and investigate complex matters and be able to convey information and recommendations to others.
  • High level computer literacy including finance management and customer service information systems
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in Local Government or similar environment
  • Experience with tree asset management systems
  • Experience in practical management of contractors to deliver desired outcomes meeting arboricultural quality and WHS standards

How to apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the link below.
  • 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 Paul Fraser, Manager Open Space & Trees on 02 9391 7177 during business hours 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:  Midnight Sunday, 17th November 2019

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.  

We value:

  • Respect for people
  • Integrity and excellent performance
  • Professional, quality service
  • Open, accountable communication
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