25830, several

Tree Workers - Urban Treescapes
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 22 November 2018

Classification: General Service Officer Level 3/4
Salary: $47,087 - $51,420
Position No: 25830, several
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 November 2018
Contact Officer: Lachlan Taylor on lachlan.taylor@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 7852

Details: The Urban Treescapes section within City Services is recruiting to several permanent vacancies in our Tree Operations team. We are responsible for ensuring that Canberra’s urban forest contributes to Canberra being an attractive and safe city. You will work as part of a knowledgeable team to carry out tree maintenance tasks within the urban forest. In this role you are a representative of ACT Government so will not only have a passion for trees but an understanding of the importance of teamwork and great customer service. Activities include operating and working with and in close proximity to chainsaws, elevated work platforms, wood chippers and general tree pruning duties. The ACT Public Service is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we strongly encourage women and people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, and/or people with disability, to apply.

Note: These are broadbanded GSO 3-4 positions. The Tree Operations team are currently working to a nine day fortnight. These positions are based at depots across Canberra and may be moved between depots as operationally required. An order of merit may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. A ‘Come and Try Day’ will be held on Thursday 15 November 2018 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Dickson Depot, 94 Hawdon Street Dickson (opposite the intersection with Dumaresq St) where there will be an opportunity to get on the tools and have a go at activities typically performed in these roles such as general pruning, chipper and chainsaw operation and going up in an elevated work platform. Members of the Urban Treescapes team will be there on the day and can answer your questions about working at TCCS including working conditions, benefits and opportunities.

How to Apply: Applicants should address the attached selection criteria, provide a copy of a current resume and details of two referees. Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.


A ‘Come and Try Day’ will be held on Thursday 15 November 2018 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Dickson Depot.

Career interest categories:

Trades, Maintenance and Horticulture