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Published By

Hamilton City Council

Published Date

15 August 2022

Job Location


About the Job

About the role

Hamilton City Council is looking for an individual to join our team.  Scheduled tree maintenance is carried out by Parks and Recreation, whether it’s in our parks, on streets, or natural areas.  We are looking for an experienced qualified Arborist to carry out all aspects of Arboriculture utilizing best practice ensuring the trees are maintained for good health, form and safety.

This is a great opportunity to have a genuine and visible impact on our beautiful city!

Skills and Experience

●  Recognised Arboriculture Qualification or relevant experience

●  A class 2 driver’s licence

●  Interpersonal skills – communication with the public and team effectiveness are a must!

●  Competent using tools of the trade


●  On-the-job skill development + Promotional opportunities available

●  Relocation assistance available for candidates living outside of Waikato

●  full time role with a suite of employee benefits attached + Allowances

About the company

This position sits within the Parks and Recreation Unit; we are responsible for the management of all trees in the city.  We have an estimated 100,000 trees across hundreds of locations including roadside verges, parks, reserves, adjacent to sports fields and in our natural areas such as Jubilee Bush and Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.

Our aim is to provide a safe, visually pleasant amenity throughout the city.

How to apply

Learn more about the role by clicking the link below to view a copy of the Position Description.

We are shortlisting and interviewing for this role as applications are received. If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

We will only collect personal information from you, or any relevant agencies with your consent, in accordance with our obligations in the Privacy Act 2020, which are to only undertake pre-employment screening checks relevant to the specific duties and functions of the role being advertised. The types of checks we conduct will vary depending on the role.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.  Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Applications close: 11 September 2022

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