Unit: Open Space
Location: Cleary's Gates
Employment status: Permanent, Full-time
Classification: Municipal Trade Level 1
Agreement: Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary range: $67,977 per annum + 13% superannuation.

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Enjoy the convenience of our on-site gyms.
  • Work for an organisation that makes a positive difference.

About the role

As part of your role, you’ll collaborate with the broader team responsible for caring for the City’s tree population. This includes risk management and strict adherence to council policies, procedures, and Work Health and Safety regulations. A deep understanding of the environmental impact and historical importance of trees within the Council area is crucial.  

Role accountabilities include: 

  • You'll operating different types of machinery and equipment.
  • This role involves assisting with site and traffic management to uphold site safety standards.
  • You maintain accurate and up-to-date records related to asset management.
  • Be mindful of the environmental impact and historical significance of trees within the City of Hobart's Council area.
  • Your responsibilities include removing tree and garden waste, which includes tasks like pruning and bracing of trees to maintain tree health and stability.

Learn more about the role in the position description: Arborist Position Description

About you

We are seeking an applicant who possesses expertise in arboriculture and practical experience in tree removal and maintenance activities. Additionally, you should have a comprehensive understanding of diverse landscapes, including bushland, gardens, streets, and reserves, with a focus on high-significance and high-profile areas.

In addition to your knowledge and experience, the following qualifications and licenses are essential:  Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent, Tree Faller (advanced or intermediate), Current Medium Rigid Driver's Licence, Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) and Provide First Aid Certification (HLTAID011).

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 13% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Peter Kerstan, Acting City Greening Lead, on 03 6238 2807 or email kerstanp@hobartcity.com.au 

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to recruitment@hobartcity.com.au. Please note that we do not accept applications via email or after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Applications close 11:59 pm Sunday 28 July 2024.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.




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City of Hobart,Tasmania,Australia

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