Horticultural Supervisor and Arboriculture Supervisor


Horticultural Supervisor and Arboriculture Supervisor
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 November 2019

Classification: General Service Officer Level 7
Salary: $62,521 - $66,023
Position No: Horticultural Supervisor and Arboriculture Supervisor
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 November 2019
Contact Officer: Owen Bolitho on owen.bolitho@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 7994


The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking two experienced and highly motivated candidates to fill new supervisor roles 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 successful candidates 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 horticultural and arboriculture projects.

With limited supervision, both supervisors 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 these roles, the successful candidates 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 horticulturalist or 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: These are permanent full-time positions. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply:

For further information and to apply for the Horticultural Supervisor, please visit https://www.jobs.act.gov.au/jobs/chief-minister-treasury-economic-development/permanent/30924

For further information and to apply for the Arboriculture Supervisor, please visit https://www.jobs.act.gov.au/jobs/chief-minister-treasury-economic-development/permanent/45503

Career interest categories:

Trades, Maintenance and Horticulture