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Urban Forest Advisor / Kaihoe Tohu-Tu-a-Nuku






Employer: Rotorua Lakes Council

Role: Urban Forest Advisor / Kaihoe Tohu-Tu-a-Nuku

Location: Rotorua

Closing: 2 August 2020

At Rotorua Lakes Council we believe in doing things differently. Our organisation is all about innovation and creative solutions, working with the community to create a new way forward and progress our district's shared vision and goals.


Vision2030, "The Rotorua Way" is the cornerstone of everything we do. In developing our vision for Rotorua we asked residents, visitors, workers and businesses, what kind of district they wanted. They told us - a vibrant city heart and a district that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and connects its people to each other and the rest of the world. Ultimately everything we do is about making things better for our district and its residents, now and into the future.


The purpose of this role is to deliver specialist advice, direction and maintenance of the Cities tree assets, vegetation and protected trees, and provide technical input into the development of reserves and streetscapes, and related policy and RMA matters.

We are looking for a strong communicator with a proven ability to work in a matrix organisation, using relationship building, and collaboration skills to achieve results. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, be a strong self-starter and results-focused. A solid understanding of trees and general horticulture is a must as is a sound knowledge of contractor management.


Te Kaunihera o nga Roto o Rotorua (Rotorua Lakes Council) is committed to working in partnership with Te Arawa, our local iwi. We aspire to being a bicultural organisation and we value staff who speak te reo Maori, have an appreciation of Maori values, and a working knowledge of tikanga Maori.


Think you're up for the challenge? Check out the Position Description and send us your application now! All applicants are required to submit a Cover Letter and current CV.


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