Arborist Assistant

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Published By

Whakatāne District Council

Published Date

17 October 2021

Job Location

Whakatane, New Zealand

About the Job

Would you like a job which allows you to work outdoors and enjoy our beautiful district which you work?


Here at Whakatāne District Council, we're passionate about a lot of things. We're passionate about delivering well-needed services and providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be. We want to make sure we support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. We're committed to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi and establishing effective relationships to strengthen partnerships with whānau, hapū and iwi. Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embrace our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. Come and join us, take a breath and find more life in life.


We are looking for an Arborist Assistant to work alongside our Arborist, managing the arboricultural requirements of our District. You'll need to have a great work ethic, a ‘can do' attitude be passionate about working outdoors. As an Arborist Assistant, you will be assisting with tree maintenance throughout the Whakatāne District as well as participating within the Open Spaces Team on all general gardening, pruning and reserve maintenance duties.


We'll provide the support and professional development; you'll provide the skills. To be successful in this role you will:


  • Have knowledge and experience within the arboriculture and horticultural space

  • Be competent in operating small machinery including a chainsaw and weed-eater

  • Have knowledge of tree maintenance and management

  • Great communication and problem-solving skills

  • Full driver's license


If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Paul Camburn, Team Leader Open Spaces Operations or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500 or apply now.


To apply for this job go to: https://whakatanecareers.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5692808. Applications close 29 October 2021