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Senior Arboriculture & Eco Restoration Specialist

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Employer:  Auckland Council
Job Type:  Full Time
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  • Opportunity to influence arboriculture and ecological restoration in Auckland
  • Senior role, diverse portfolio
  • Make tangible and visible improvements to our environment

The opportunity

The Community Facilities Department is an exceptional facilities function (for assets of both land and buildings) that is financially astute and delivers on Auckland's expectations and aspirations. As kaitiaki (guardian) of facilities, we have an important role in facilitating the wider social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes that promote the well being of our communities.

Arboriculture and Ecological Restoration Specialists work out of the Operational Management & Maintenance Unit, the remit of which is to ensure a seamless delivery of high quality management and maintenance of council assets (green, open space and built) across the Auckland region. In this senior role, no two days are the same. It is a hands on role with a diverse portfolio across a number of different landscapes. 

You will enjoy the support of experienced likeminded colleagues with a strong team ethos. Your daily duties will include managing contractors and suppliers to agreed service levels (ASLs), developing plans for the ongoing maintenance of trees and identified ecological areas in local parks and public open spaces, fostering relationships within communities, conducting safety assessments and proactively making process improvements. You will also provide technical advice and contribute to design and tree protection measures involving utility works, infrastructure and land development.  Additionally, you will run planting programmes that provide for natural habitats and ecosystems. As the point of contact for any queries on the maintenance of arboriculture and ecological restoration programmes you will be focused on improving our natural environment while creating self-sustaining environments for the benefit of the public. 

About you

Because of the technical skills and experience required to successfully carry out this role, you will have a recognised arboriculture qualification and a clean driver’s licence. More broadly, you will be a collaborative team player with commercial acumen who is passionate about the environment and consistently strives to improve efficiencies. Having recognised experience in maintenance delivery, you willl be able to spot issues early and put maintenance plans in place. Importantly you will also have demonstrated involvement in contract management of suppliers and contractors to achieve service deliverables.

What we offer

In return, you will be immersed in a team of passionate urban foresters and environmentalists where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in this truly unique role within the industry. 

If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today by cover letter, addressing the key criteria, along with your CV. To discuss this opportunity confidentially please call Laurie Sabo on 021570340 or email

Applications close Friday, 3 August 2018

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are 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 the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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