Posted on September 28, 2018 / 21
Listing Type : EmploymentManagement
Location : Queensland


Permanent Full Time


Remuneration $79,859 per annum (LGIA Stream A Level 5 + Site Allowance)


As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 800 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.


About the Position


Support Council’s direction by coordinating all aspects of Rockhampton’s urban forest from day to day and medium term operations through to long term strategic and holistic management of all tree assets.


The incumbent shall deliver professional technical expertise and strategic guidance with a focus on best practice urban forest management. The role will develop and maintain good working relationships with Council staff, Councillors and the public.


About You


Take the next step in your career and coordinate and supervise the day to day operations of the region’s tree maintenance team while taking responsibility for building a high performing team. You will have significant experience in arboriculture and tree maintenance, heavy machinery operations, irrigation and horticultural practices, and be responsible for promoting the health and longevity of Rockhampton’s urban forest.


Lead the implementation of continuous improvement of tree management and tree planting policies and practices ensuring compliance with Council’s strategic intent, Australian Standards, asset and risk management obligations.


An expert in your field, you will utilise your strong communication skills to provide specialist arboriculture advice and high level written and verbal reports on tree matters to internal and external stakeholders. High level knowledge of contract management and tender development is essential for this role.


This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check – Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).


Position Requirements


To be considered for this position you must respond to each dot point below within a 1-2 page cover letter. Please ensure each position requirement is clearly labelled in your cover letter. We strongly encourage applicants to utilise Council’s cover letter template which can be found on the Council website.


  • Construction Industry Induction (White Card), qualification in Arboriculture (or related discipline) and/or substantial experience relevant to the position.

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team including experience managing workloads and projects.
  • Significant experience in the fields of arboriculture and tree maintenance practices, heavy machinery operations, irrigation and horticultural practices.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to provide professional advice and reports to a range of stakeholders.


How to Apply


To be considered for this opportunity, click the ‘Apply’ button above to complete your online application. You will be required to upload a current resume and cover letter addressing the above dot points in 1-2 pages.

Applications Close: Monday 8 October 2018 at Midnight (AEST)

Listing Type : EmploymentManagement
Location : Queensland