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Job Ref:  AS094
Employer:  Wagga Wagga City Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $2,042.88 gpf + superannuation
09/08/2018



Arboriculturalist 



Are you looking for a country change to a regional city with a vibrant and growing economy? With major cities on your doorstep and affordable living with a country lifestyle that has city convenience, Wagga Wagga may just be the perfect place for you!

We are committed to building the capabilities of our people. We offer a diverse range of initiatives and programs that support and encourage flexibility, development, and health and well-being in the workplace. 

With modern, spacious and well located office and depot facilities supported with excellent systems and resources, our staff have a working environment the envy of any local government authority. 

Council currently has a vacancy within the Tree Planning and Management Division for an experienced Arboriculturalist.

  • Remuneration package of 
  • Flexible work arrangements and RDO system
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Dedicated and Supportive team environments
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Your new role:

We are seeking a qualified and motivated arborist to work within the tree team to deliver a high level of presentation and maintenance for the City’s trees in streets, parks, gardens, reserves and sportsgrounds as well as delivering quality customer service. 

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake arboriculture duties including pruning, removal, fertilising, planting and tree watering
  • Implement maintenance programs and work schedules to agreed service levels. Provide industry input in refining these programs in association with the street tree audit.
  • Operate and maintain Council plant and equipment with an emphasis on elevated work platform, truck, loader, chipper, chainsaw, and tractor and implement operation.

To be successful you must possess:

  • A Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture)
  • Class MR Truck Driver’s Licence
  • Chainsaw Certificate Crosscut/Felling
  • WH&S Construction Induction Certificate (Whitecard)
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • A sound knowledge of trees, chemical application, pest/disease control and
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team.

If you believe you would be a suitable candidate for the position please review the position description and address all the selection criteria to put yourself in the running for this sought after opportunity.

What is next?

Applications close Monday, 3 September 2018
@ midnight AEST with interviews held in the week commencing Monday, 10 September 2018.  

If you are interested in this role and would like more information please contact Jim Dunn on 02 6926 9610.

As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with requirements of the position.

Wagga Wagga City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer, working to ensure its workforce is representative of the community it services and encourages diversity within its teams.

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