Job Details

Arboriculture Surveillance and Project Officer

City of Whittlesea

7 June 2019
19 June 2019
Salary $69,720 to $79,535 + Super + RDO
Justin Goon

About Us
The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role
Make a difference in our community!

The Arboriculture Surveillance & Project Officer will be responsible for ensuring that all trees installed as a function of subdivision are established, self-supporting, healthy, and of good form and structure when handed over to Council and for ensuring that existing trees are protected during the construction of new estates.  The position will also be responsible for the co-ordination, contract management and implementation of Council’ Street Tree Renewal Program. 

The role will contribute significantly to the amenity, character and liveability of the municipality by ensuring healthy, well maintained trees are delivered and handed over to Council.


About you
Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in Arboriculture, Horticulture or similar and project administration and management experience.  You will have an ability to read and interpret construction documentation and have experience with regard to the establishment, performance and maintenance of a wide range of plant species and street trees. 

You are a collegiate professional who can work in partnership with colleagues with the ability to efficiently manage time and capacity to prioritise and work on a number of different projects simultaneously is essential.  An understanding of the subdivision process, the land development industry and Local Government planning process is an advantage.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?
The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Justin Goon, Acting Team Leader Open Space Planning on Phone 9217 2415.

To apply for this position, you must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close Wednesday 11:45pm 19 June 2019.


Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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