Arborist Leading Hand

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Published By

City of Gold Coast

Published Date

9 September 2022

Job Location

Coombabah QLD, Australia

About the Job

The City of Gold Coast Council has an opportunity not to be missed!


Do you have a passion for trees and a love of the outdoors? Would you love to use your arboriculture skills while tending to our beautiful open spaces on the Gold Coast? 


Based at our Coombabah depot, the Leading Hand Arborist is responsible for:


  • Leading and motivating a two-person crew to conduct arboricultural maintenance and improvements

  • Managing work orders and raising notifications via SAP on an iPAD

  • Operating and maintaining plant and equipment including trucks, chippers, elevated work platforms, saws and general arboriculture equipment.

  • Taking pride in your work and having passion for our City

  • Participating in identified training programs to increase skills and knowledge, contributing to the continual improvement of the section.


Please note that climbing is not a requirement of the position – these activities are performed by contractors.


About You

  • You take pride in your work and have a passion for our City and continuously improving your landscaping skills.

  • You have high-level customer service and communication skills, a can-do attitude, and you thrive in a team environment.

  • You possess a high level of motivation and adaptability, with the ability to prioritise work and multi-task in a dynamic environment.

  • You have a working knowledge of arboricultural practices with practical experience in tree maintenance and tree removals

  • You possess sound physical health in order to satisfactorily perform the physically demanding duties of the position


Requirements for the role:

  • Certificate III in Arboriculture(or higher) or a related discipline.

  • MR Class (or higher) Unrestricted Drivers Licence

  • WHS General Construction Induction Card (white card).

  • Chainsaw ticket/training

  • Experience leading a crew


The successful applicant will be appointed at the appropriate level based on qualifications, skills and experience between Level 5 and Level 7 of the Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award - Operational.


Why City of Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast presents the opportunity of a lifestyle. The ideal place to live, work and play.


As the second largest local government authority in Australia, with a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community, the City of Gold Coast Council is a great place to belong.


People are our most valuable asset, and we are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work.



What's in it for you?

  • Work a 9-day fortnight and benefit from a long weekend every second week!

  • Gain the work/life balance you've been searching for

  • No loss of pay during wet weather events

  • Enjoy working outdoors in the beautiful Gold Coast weather and the varied scenery from the coast to the hinterland

  • 4 weeks of annual leave per year with 17.5% loading on top of base salary

  • Earn up to 18% super (conditions apply)

  • Access to training and upskilling opportunities

  • Uniform, tools of trade and PPE provided

  • Peer recognition programs


What's next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then:

  • Review the Position Description and click the 'Apply Now' button

  • You will need to have an eRecruit account to apply, sign in or 'Register' to create a new account

  • Complete your application with your resume and attach any required licences and qualifications


Closing date 22 September 2022 at 10.30pm. 


The City of Gold Coast is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the diverse makeup of our workforce reflects the community we serve. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace and inclusive culture. All qualified candidates are considered for employment regardless of race, colour, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.