Senior Tree Protection Officer

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7 - 30 Sep 2023


The Senior Tree Protection Officer role will primarily be responsible for administration of the Urban Forest Act 2023 and providing technical advice to the community and stakeholders on tree related matters.


Position description –

  1. Job overview     

Applications are invited to fill a permanent vacancy for the role of Senior Tree Protection Officer.

The successful applicant will have arboricultural experience, a passion for trees, and an understanding of the importance of teamwork and great customer service.


  1. Company overview

A team within the ACT Government, URBAN TREESCAPES manages and maintains more than 823,500 trees on parklands and streets throughout ACT. Specific responsibilities include the planting, watering, and follow up maintenance of newly planted trees; the maintenance of established trees; the removal of dead and dying trees; the administration of the Tree Protection Act 2005; the assessment of tree related claims; and the provision of technical advice on tree related matters.       


Selection criteria

  1. Sound knowledge and understanding of the Urban Forest Act 2023 or demonstrated experience in interpreting and apply legislation on tree protection related matters.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues associated with the management of urban trees, including the ability to undertake detailed field investigations that involve complex tree assessments and preparation of recommendations in line with legislation.
  3. Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of urban tree management and protection processes.
  4. Well-developed communication and negotiation skills to liaise effectively with management, staff, and members of the public and a demonstrated commitment to the delivery of high-quality customer service.


How to apply –

For contact details, or to submit an application, please see the ACT Government Careers and Employment page at

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