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Job Ref:  3401
Employer:  Mackay Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia (Show on map)


Mackay Regional Council is seeking 2 motivated, qualified & experienced Arborists to join our Arboriculture team.

In this role, you will be responsible be for tree maintenance and labouring support to work teams supervised by the Leading Hand/Arboriculture Supervisor.

To be successful in this role, you must have the following: 

  • Construction safety Blue/White Card.
  • Open ‘C’ class driver’s licence 
  • Ability to communicate with staff & supervisors and follow verbal and written communication 
  • Demonstrated experience & sound knowledge in arboriculture practices
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation & maintenance of specialist machinery associated with the arboriculture practices
  • Ability to perform hard strenuous work in harsh environmental conditions

The following tickets and licences will be highly regarded:

  • Certificate III in Arboriculture (or equivalent) 
  • QLD ‘MR’ class drivers license.
  • Chainsaw Level II 
  • EWP ticket
  • Hiab ticket

Some after hours and weekend work will be required and you must have the ability to respond to emergency/storm call outs any time day or night.


To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria (from the job description attached to the vacancy on Council’s website)

Please note: Applications submitted without addressing the selection criteria may not be considered

Salary & Benefits Package: 

  • X2 Full-time, permanent position available 
  • Base salary from $50,087 plus allowances
  • Up to 18% superannuation 
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks annual leave
  • 9 day fortnight
  • All PPE/Uniforms provided
  • 17.5% leave loading 
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social clubs with regular events 

Applications Close: 4 October 2018

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

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