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Arboriculture Planning Lead

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Published By

Hamilton City Council

Published Date

3 July 2023

Job Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

About the Job

Arboriculture Planning Lead

Location: Hamilton City

Employment Type: Permanent

Applications Close: 16/07/2023

Are you Hamilton City Council’s next Arboriculture Planning Lead?

We’re looking for an arboriculture specialist who is recognised as being at the top of their field by their peers. If you think it could be you, let’s talk.

For this role, you must have:

● A Diploma in Arboriculture, or equivalent relevant experience

● 5+ years’ experience of risk management in a planning role

● Prior experience in tree hazard and stem evaluation methods

Can I work flexibly?

Absolutely. You’ll need to come into the office in Hamilton 4 days a week, but the hours on those days are also flexible around your needs. You’ll be doing a mix of office and field work. (And we’ll help you relocate if you need to).

What does a day in the job look like?

● You’ll respond to customer enquiries, lead street meetings with local residents as part of community consultation for street tree renewals, and provide a customer centric approach to working with our community.

● Provide expert advice on tree related matters, consenting applications and risk management works.

● Plan street tree removals and replacement planting projects, as well as oversee tree-related work and planting in parks..

● Review landscape plans for new residential developments.

What’s in it for me?

● You’ll have a voice that has real influence in the vision and shape of Hamilton’s parks and streetscapes, leaving a legacy for the city with your tree succession planning.

● You’ll use great technology and provide expert advice using your industry experience and knowledge.

● Work with some of the industry’s giants

What’s the salary?

The recruiting range for this role is $84-$94k per annum and is negotiable to meet your level of skills and experience.

This job is for you if you:

● Can decipher policy and legislation and apply it to enable informed decision making.

● Are a unique combination of being meticulous about hazards and risks as well as a big picture thinker.

● Are an influencer with seriously good people skills, able to collaborate, get things done, talk and connect with all sorts of people, both inside and outside Council.

● Have excellent written skills where you can fluently articulate technical details in a clear, concise and persuasive way that is easily understood by both technical and non-technical readers.

● Know the ins and outs of local government.

● (It’s also for you if you don’t meet EVERY one of these points. These are our nice-to-haves, not our must-haves!)

This job isn’t for you if you:

● Don’t like working in a team

● Can’t think on your feet

● Have trouble building relationships

How to apply:

1. Click apply

2. Do the thing

3. Note that we’ll be shortlisting as we receive applications – so don’t muck around!

Applications close: 16th July 2023.

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