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Leading Hand - Urban Forest Management

City of Darwin - Darwin, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Reference: 5362943

At City of Darwin, we are committed to sustainable, tropical living and supporting natural ecosystems in our urban environment. Trees are especially valuable to our community and we take great pride in selecting and maintaining them. With this comes great responsibility and opportunity for the right people.

About the opportunity

We are looking for an experienced and suitably skilled individual to join our Urban Forest Management team with a focus on delivering the day to day, field-based arboriculture duties in a variety of work environments across the Darwin Municipality utilising both technical and leadership skills. You will have a desire to continue to learn and develop; focussing on customer service, best practice and continuous improvement whilst having a balanced approach to the management of trees within the urban environment.

The role includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in the planning and delivery of Arboriculture related tasks in consultation with the team leader
  • Coordinate the daily work requirements and resources of the Urban Forest Management team to ensure work objectives are met
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and support to team members within the scope of works and contemporary arboriculture practices
  • Maintain updated knowledge of relevant legislation and permit requirements for all works undertaken by the landscaping team
  • Comply with City of Darwin's Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures
  • Ensure daily team administrative tasks are completed

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • Certificate III Arboriculture
  • General Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Possession of EWP Operators Certificate
  • Medium Rigid (MR) Vehicle Licence
  • Chainsaw Operator Certificate
  • Provide First Aid (including CPR and Basic Emergency life support)

For full details of the position or other essential and desirable requirements please refer to the position description.

At City of Darwin, we offer competitive remuneration with generous leave entitlements. This position has a commencing base salary of $68,858 per annum.

For further information regarding this position, please contact our Team Leader, Lance Portelli on 0437 685 477.

The vacancy closes at 5 pm Monday 15 February 2021

City of Darwin is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply.

As part of Council's recruitment process, applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment assessments, such as a Medical Assessment, National Police Check and Psychometric Assessment.

Applications Close: 15 Feb 2021