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Senior Arborist

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Published By

Invercargill City Council

Published Date

27 July 2022

Job Location


About the Job

Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, and amazing facilities. With Central Otago, Fiordland, and the Catlins on our doorstep, we are uniquely situated to enable easy exploration of the region's world-famous ski fields, lakes, and wineries. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights, Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington are within easy reach. All good reasons why working for Invercargill City Council is a great career and lifestyle choice.

The Invercargill City Council are currently seeking a Senior Arborist to join our Parks Operations team.

In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the daily and weekly operations of our arborist crews to ensure they receive the guidance, programmes and support to undertake arboriculture maintenance works as per our maintenance programme on all our street and park trees within Invercargill and surrounding areas. This includes making sound decisions to ensure the safety of the public and the Council regarding tree matters, and providing technical advice and reporting to your team leader as required.

You will also oversee the daily/weekly maintenance of our plant to ensure it receives the proper care and attention so that we do not have breakdowns that affect production.

You will provide training and support on correct arboricultural techniques and practices to the Arborist team to ensure that safety is adhered to in order to protect the public, other team members, and yourself, therefore a commitment to Health and Safety is essential.

You will have a qualification in NZ Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Level 3), but preferred is a NZ Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Level 4).

Be part of this proactive and motivated team, and you're looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community.

Requirements for this position:

  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3)

  • A background in the Arboriculture industry, ideally having stepped up from the tools to supervisory roles.

  • 3 - 5 years demonstrated relevant practical experience.

  • Formal qualification in arboriculture.

  • Current full NZ Drivers Licence - Class 1 and 2.

  • Heavy Traffic Licence.

Rural fire fighting is an area that Parks Operations employees may be involved in, so experience or an interest in this area would be highly regarded.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our compass values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a passionate and enthusiastic team. For more information please see the full PD or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

Applications close 07 August 2022

All applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.

Reference code 5996378.

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