Project Arborist

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Parks and Gardens team and will be responsible for liaising with internal and external partners to provide arboricultural advice on projects that impact City owned and managed trees.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing an Electric Line Clearance Management Plan that meets all legislative requirements within the date provided.
  • Collaborating with internal teams to provide arboricultural advice and ensure the goals of the Urban Forest Strategy and Tree Management Policy are met.
  • Providing excellent customer service and arboricultural advice to all stakeholders to ensure the application of best practice in tree management for Council owned and managed trees.
  • Assessing the retention value of trees on development sites and calculating offsets where trees are considered lost.
  • Reviewing Internal Referrals for crossover permits and facilitating a response on behalf of the Parks and Gardens department, including relevant permit conditions.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Certificate IV in Arboriculture.
  • Current Victorian Driver License.
  • Current employee Working with Children check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of arboricultural practices and tree assessment techniques.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated experience provide in providing high quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and plan and organise one’s own work, to efficiently achieve specific objectives with the resources available and in a timely manner.
  • Competent in using computer software packages, GIS systems and managing large databases.
  • Experience in promoting a ‘safety culture’ to all staff and contractors.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 1 March 2021.

Click the Apply button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

16/02/2021 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Trades & Services
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