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Published By

Invercargill City Council

Published Date

1 February 2024

Job Location

Invercargill, New Zealand

About the Job

Are you ready to be a part of something exceptional? Invercargill City Council invites you to become a driving force in our future-focused team. With a vibrant atmosphere and an unwavering commitment to our values—positivity, respect, responsibility, and above and beyond—we're passionate about creating a team full of outstanding individuals who are as passionate about shaping the future as we are.

Our friendly Parks & Recreation team are seeking an Arborist.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

· Undertaking tree and park maintenance

· Provide advice as requested

· Complete tasks to a high standard

· Assist in apprentice training

· Operation of arboriculture tools and equipment in an efficient and safe manner

What you will bring:

· Formal qualification in Arboriculture

· Current full NZ Drivers Licence

· Three to five years of demonstrated experience in arboriculture

· Ability to work unsupervised

· Sound time management skills

What we offer:

· Career progression and training/development opportunities

· Positive focus of employee health and well-being: Workstation assessments, free flu vaccines, EAP services, 50% off eye exams, discounted gym memberships etc

· Kiwisaver and Superannuation Schemes

· Access to sick leave from day one of employment

· Appointment time leave: Up to 2 hours for important appointments eg. Doctor, bank, dentist

Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. We're known for our lush green spaces, like award-winning Queens Park, our long summer daylight hours and our local legend Burt Munro. Our city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach & the Waihōpai River to explore plus our lively restaurants complimented by a thriving entertainment and arts scene are hard to beat! The sensible gridded layout featuring wide streets ensures a convenient 10-minute drive to work. Who wouldn't want to call this place home!

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting as per the Children's Act 2014 and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full position description or contact the Invercargill City Council on (03) 211 1777. Apply online at

Applications close 18 February 2024. Please note applications will be processed as they are received and we encourage you to apply early as this advert may be removed at any time.

Successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.

Reference code 6535742.

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