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Arboriculture Planning Lead

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Published By

Hamilton City Council

Published Date

29 August 2023

Job Location

Hamilton City Council, Waikato, New Zealand

About the Job

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Applications Close: 5 September 2023

Salary: Expected offer to the preferred candidate will be approximately $90,000 based on demonstrated skills and experience

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

We’re looking for a senior arborist with experience in risk management to lead the planning for street and parks tree planting, removals and formative maintenance within our Parks and Recreation Unit.

What's in it for me?

  • Influence in the vision and shape of Hamilton’s parks and streetscapes, leaving a legacy for the city with your tree succession planning

  • Opportunity to work within a larger organisation and develop complementary skills that would open up new long term career opportunities.

  • Being part of a Council that recognizes the value of our green assets, and part of a team with shared values around our trees.

  • Flexible working – 4 days in the office, 1 day work from home

  • Free private medical insurance - including cover for pre-existing conditions and discounted policies for your family members.

  • Free annual health checks and flu vaccinations

  • Two paid wellbeing days each year

  • Relocation allowance if you live outside of the Waikato

Must haves for this role:

  • 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

What will you do day to day?

  • Apply good judgement based on your robust arboriculture experience to enable good decision making about our street and park trees.

  • Make arboriculture related decisions on significant tree assets where there is an immediate risk to people or property exists.

  • Plan street tree removals and replacement planting projects

  • Respond to customer enquiries and lead street meetings with local residents as part of community consultation for street tree renewals

  • Provide expert advice on tree related matters, including consenting applications

  • Review landscape plans for new residential development

This job is for you if you:

  • Can interpret policy and legislation to planning physical works for delivery teams

  • Are able to collaborate and influence to get things done

  • Can build strong relationships both inside and outside Council

  • Have excellent written skills and can confidently develop written reports

How to apply: 

1. Click the link below to view the Position Description

2. Click apply

3. Note that we’ll be shortlisting as we receive applications

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates will be required to complete an interview process, reference checks and a criminal check. Further background checking will be required when relevant to the role. View more information about these checks, our commitment to the Privacy act and details for international applicants by clicking here.

As a council, we believe in creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and belongs. We value inclusiveness (Kotahitanga) – we respect and value the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that everyone brings. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of the community so that Hamilton’s full potential can be unlocked making it the best place to be. It is important to us that we support you throughout our selection process (interview and assessments). If you have any access needs during this process, let us know in advance so we can make sure these are met.

This role is being sourced directly. If/where Hamilton City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will seek this support from our panel of selected agencies. Hamilton City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to unsolicited contact.

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