Arboriculture Supervisor
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 November 2019

Classification: General Service Officer Level 7
Salary: $62,521 - $66,023
Position No: 45503
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 November 2019
Contact Officer: Owen Bolitho on owen.bolitho@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 7994

Details: The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking experienced and highly motivated candidates to fill a new supervisor role within its dynamic Horticulture team, based at the Arboretum. The Horticulture Team will operate in two streams, requiring a Horticultural Supervisor and an Arboriculture Supervisor. The Arboriculture Supervisor will report directly to the Arboretum’s Senior Horticulturalist, and will be responsible for directly supervising, training, coordinating and overseeing horticultural field officers, apprentices, volunteers and other stakeholder groups working within the Arboretum on arboriculture projects. With limited supervision, the supervisor will be required to conduct regular inspections of their relevant areas, including forests, gardens and turf areas; develop comprehensive weekly work programs and contribute to the development of seasonal work programs; and maintain accurate records for planned and reactive works. Good communication skills and digital aptitude are important in this role, the successful candidate will be required to liaise at various levels across a range of areas with contractors, external stakeholders and throughout the Government whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism. The candidates will also need to adhere to and promote the principles of the Respect Equity and Diversity (RED), Work Health and Safety, and the ACTPS Values and Signature Behaviours to maintain a safe, healthy and fair workplace for all staff. If you are an experienced and passionate arboriculturalist, who takes pride in your work and your ability to unite and motivate your team members, we want to hear from you.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications in Horticulture/Arboriculture; ChemCert accreditation; and a current driver’s licence.

Note: This is a permanent full-time position. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Applicants are to address the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description, and provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact of two referees.

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