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Senior Arborist

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Published By

Auckland Council

Published Date

3 April 2024

Job Location

Auckland, New Zealand

About the Job

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 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 our fast-growing city.

We are seeking an individual with at least 5 years’ experience in the arboricultural profession.  Experience of 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.

As a Senior, you will have opportunity to apply your coaching and mentoring skills and assist with delivery of training and support the team leader.

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He kōrero mōu: About you

This role would suit an experienced Arborist who is keen to apply their skills to assess the range of potential environmental impacts of development on trees, particularly in an urban and rural context.

You will be expected to work 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 Auckland’s environment.

  • A tertiary qualification in arboriculture (or related discipline)

  • Extensive 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.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

The Regulatory Engineering and Resource Consents Department processes more than 17,000 consents annually and facilitates a wide range of development projects, from major subdivisions and nationally significant infrastructure projects to houses, apartment buildings, and shopping centres. You will be working for an organisation that embraces flexible working; we can offer work from home days and flexible hours to suit your lifestyle.

We offer a market competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You will be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively to contribute to Auckland’s sustainable growth and development. We are committed to prioritising wellbeing, we celebrate diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions. We are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.

If you are passionate about building a brighter future for Auckland, please apply today!

Please note that early applications are encouraged as interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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

Applications close on Friday 3rd May 2024 at 11.59pm.

Salary range will be $99,000 - $120,000 (depending 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.

Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.

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