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Senior Specialist - Arborist

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Published By

Auckland Council

Published Date

26 April 2023

Job Location

Auckland, New Zealand

About the Job

  • Are you an Arborist with experience in tree evaluation?

  • Provide technical input to prevent and minimise environmental risks to trees

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Working in a dynamic team environment, this role is varied and motivating with the opportunity to make a real impact through enabling positive outcomes for Auckland’s environment and people.

You will be part of the highly regarded Earth, Streams, and Trees team working on a wide range of interesting and challenging development projects, including major subdivisions and infrastructure projects of national significance. We cover the entire Auckland region and are passionate about preventing and minimising environmental risks to trees whilst promoting sustainable development in a fast-growing city.

We are seeking an individual with several years' experience in the arboricultural profession. Experience in tree evaluation in urban and rural contexts is essential. You will be working with a wide range of customers across the region, assessing and providing specialist technical arboricultural input around managing the effects of works on and around trees. This includes work for our resource consenting teams as well as assisting our colleagues in the monitoring and compliance teams, influencing policy, and designing and delivering training to key audiences.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be expected to collaborate with applicants and planners to seek the best practical environmental outcomes using a proactive and solution-driven approach. You must be competent in critically evaluating complex proposals in consent applications. You are also looking to broaden your experience and enhance your environmental awareness of the Auckland region’s environment.

·  A tertiary qualification in arboriculture (or related discipline).

·  Experience in the arboricultural industry, specifically in tree evaluation in an urban and rural context.

·  A tree risk assessment qualification (TRAQ, QTRA or equivalent)

·  Experience and understanding of the Resource Management Act and associated planning legislation and knowledge of council process.

·  An understanding of the Auckland Council regulatory framework in relation to trees is desirable.

This role is deemed safety-sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug & alcohol test prior to offer.

Applications close Sunday 14th May 2023 at 11.59pm.

Salary range $93,300 - $108,600 (dependent on experience)

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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