Tree Worker - Ground Based Arborist

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Coombabah, QLD

24 Oct 2022 - 01 Jan 2023

Based at our Coombabah depot, this ground-based Arborist is responsible for: Undertaking arboricultural maintenance and improvements of our high-profile foreshore parks, landscaped and recreation areas. Operating and maintaining plant and equipment including trucks, chainsaws, chippers, elevated work platforms and general arboriculture equipment. Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge, contributing to the continual improvement of the section. Taking pride in your work, having passion for our City and constantly improving your landscaping skills with opportunities and learn new techniques and plant equipment.

Do you have a passion for nature and a love of the outdoors? Would you love to use your arboriculture skills while tending to our beautiful open spaces on the Gold Coast? The City of Gold Coast Council have an opportunity not to be missed!

Enjoy working outdoors in the beautiful Gold Coast weather and the varied scenery from the coast to the hinterland!

Based at our Coombabah depot, this ground-based Arborist is responsible for:

  • Undertaking arboricultural maintenance and improvements of our high-profile foreshore parks, landscaped and recreation areas.
  • Operating and maintaining plant and equipment including trucks, chainsaws, chippers, elevated work platforms and general arboriculture equipment.
  • Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge, contributing to the continual improvement of the section.
  • Taking pride in your work, having passion for our City and constantly improving your landscaping skills with opportunities and learn new techniques and plant equipment.

Please note that climbing is not a requirement of the position – these activities are performed by contractors.

Requirements for the role:

  • Certificate II (or higher) in Horticulture / Arboriculture
  • MR Class (or higher) Unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • WHS General Construction Induction Card (white card).
  • Chainsaw ticket/training is highly desired
  • Working knowledge of arboricultural practices with practical experience in tree maintenance and tree removals
  • Sound physical health in order to satisfactorily perform the physically demanding duties of the position

The successful applicant will be appointed at the appropriate level based on qualifications, skills and experience between Level 2 and Level 7 of the Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award - Operational.

What's in it for you?

  • Work a 9-day fortnight and benefit from a long weekend every second week!
  • Arrive home by early afternoon - gain the work/life balance and job security you've been searching for
  • No loss of pay during wet weather events
  • 4 weeks of annual leave per year with 17.5% loading on top
  • Earn up to 18% super (conditions apply)
  • Work with a fun, friendly, supportive team
  • Access to training and upskilling opportunities
  • Uniform, tools of trade and PPE provided
  • Peer recognition programs

What's next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then:

  • Review the Position Description and click the 'Apply Now' button 
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  • Complete your application with your resume and attach any required licences and qualifications 

Please note applications for all our vacancies close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

The City of Gold Coast is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the diverse makeup of our workforce reflects the community we serve. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace and inclusive culture. All qualified candidates are considered for employment regardless of race, colour, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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