Senior Arborist - Australian Botanic Garden

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27 Oct 2021 - 27 Jan 2022

Our Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust (RBGDT) team is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Arborist responsible for the management of the tree collections including tree risk management, tree maintenance programs, record keeping, technical advice regarding developments affecting trees within the Garden, supervision of staff, allocation of resources and the planning and development of the section.

  • Located at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
  • Permanent Full-Time Opportunity
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $71,926 to $79,535 + super

 

Our Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust (RBGDT) team is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Arborist responsible for the management of the tree collections including tree risk management, tree maintenance programs, record keeping, technical advice regarding developments affecting trees within the Garden, supervision of staff, allocation of resources and the planning and development of the section.

 

About You

In this role you will effectively manage staff within a public garden given the need to implement new arboriculture practices and prioritise the workload of a small team. Balancing appropriate tree management techniques with conservation, safety and horticultural issues is imperative to success in the role.

You will be charged with implementing the RBGDT’s tree risk management policy and procedures, including performing and recording tree risk assessments and determining risk control actions; ensuring the accurate recording, data entry and analysis of arboricultural collections using IrisBG plant database and GIS systems.

 

Essential Requirements

  • Diploma in Arboriculture AQF5 or equivalent with experience in a wide range of tree maintenance and services, including pest and disease control, weed management, plant nutrition and irrigation control and in the maintenance and use of all associated plant and equipment.
  • Level II Chainsaw Operation/ Fell Trees Manually (Intermediate)
  • Current qualification in Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) and/or ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ or equivalent)
  • Experience in the arboriculture industry including the ability to conduct tree climbing and complex rigging works.
  • Ability to assess and prepare reports on tree risk assessment and other tree related data.
  • Experience in the supervision of a wide range of arboriculture services and maintenance programs.
  • Experience in the maintenance and use of arboriculture and horticulture plant and equipment.
  • Current NSW Driver licence and ability to drive manual vehicles
  • Able and willing to undertake fieldwork for extended periods of time and able to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.

 

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Arborist (RBGDT)

 

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is responsible for the management and stewardship of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. The Trust incorporates the Australian Institute of Botanical Science and one of the country’s leading international tourism businesses.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

 

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

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Applications close Thursday, 18th November 2021 at 11:55pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Michael Elgey via michael.elgey@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

 

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

 

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).
 

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

 

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