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Arboriculture Advisor

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Published By

Selwyn District Council

Published Date

19 June 2023

Job Location

Rolleston, New Zealand

About the Job

Selwyn District Council

Arboriculture Advisor

About us

The Infrastructure and Property team delivers the core services that rate payers expect (and government mandates). These include roading, water services, parks and reserves, solid waste, emergency management, and the management of property holdings.

The Reserves Team are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our parks, reserves and camping areas district wide, including the trees and vegetation within these sites.

About the role

Reporting to the Reserves Operations Manager you will be our ‘go to' representative for expert technical advice on trees assets, providing recommendations and reports to internal and external stakeholders. You'll contribute to policy reviews, codes of practice and tree management processes.

As well as being a technical expert you will be responsible for end to end service delivery relating to trees across Selwyn's impressive collection of parks and reserves alongside our township. Dealing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders you will work closely with our contractors ensuring agreed levels of service are met and maintained.

About Selwyn

Selwyn is the fastest-growing district in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities, and a thriving economy. Our Council works actively with residents to provide the services and facilities that help our communities to thrive and grow. An enviable family lifestyle, outstanding local facilities and an easy drive to the ski fields, rivers and hills that make up Canterbury's stunning landscape.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills and experience;

  • At least 5 years' experience in tree management, tree assessment, identification and risk analysis

  • Previous experience managing Arborist crew/s in a parks and reserves environment

  • Expert understanding of Arboriculture industry best practice, H&S and compliance

  • Experience and confidence in working with a range of customers and contractors

What we can offer

For several years Selwyn has been experiencing rapid and sustained economic and population growth. With this growth comes a vibrant community, fantastic facilities and exciting career opportunities!

This role is based at our Rolleston Head Offices. There's ample parking nearby, flexible working options and a great range of benefits for permanent staff including:

  • Great work-life balance with the flexibility to work in with your commitments

  • Life insurance

  • Wellbeing and volunteer leave

  • Free parking

  • Three days paid leave between Christmas and New Year

  • Discounts with local and national businesses

  • Career coaching and development

Our values are important to all of us and represent the way we work: · Be a good human · Be brave - Think differently · Better together.

Selwyn District Council honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We are committed to working with our Treaty partner to deliver on our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you are driven to join a fun and vibrant team and do an exceptional job which contributes meaningfully to the lives of people in Selwyn, we'd love to hear from you.

We value the safety of our kamahi and therefore appointments for this role are subject to candidates passing a drug and alcohol test prior to receiving an employment offer.

To apply for this job go to: 

Enter reference code: 6359111.

Applications close 28 June 2023

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