Team Leader - Arborist - Position No 8230.000

Job No: COWRA71
Location: Cowra

Position No:                          8280.000

Salary:                                   $1163.47 plus 9.5% Superannuation

Position Status:                    Permanent  Full Time

Hours of Work:                     38 Hour week with RDO every fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 12th March 2018


About the Organisation 

Cowra Council provides local government services to residents within a geographical area of 2,800 square kilometres. Council employs 172 full time equivalent staff and provides a large range of services to our community.  Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our local community. 

About Cowra

The regional town of Cowra is in Central New South Wales approximately one hour from other regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange. Centrally located and easily linkable to the rest of the state and all major cities in south eastern Australia; and only 2 hours to Canberra or 4 hours to central Sydney.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour the regions boutique vineyards and excellent restaurants to sample the superb local food and wine available.  You'll enjoy the retail and commercial centre of Cowra, where you'll find everything you could want or need in a larger town while still enjoying that wonderful feeling of country hospitality. 

About the Role

Cowra Council is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Team Leader - Arborist within our Parks & Gardens Section.

Primarily responsible in assisting the Parks & Gardens Section to operate in an effective and efficient manner by overseeing the day to day operations and activities of the tree team to ensure the maintenance of public garden facilities and parklands meet adopted standards and are within financial limits.

Reporting directly to the Supervisor - Park & Gardens, the successful applicant will oversee all arboriculture activities, including tree control, tree identification, pests and disease in trees and decision as to tree replacement and demolition.

Applicants must be a qualified Arborist, possess a current MR Driver Licence, Chainsaw Operations Certificate Level II and have demonstrated relevant industry experience with an ability to operate plant and machinery associated with the role.

The successful applicant should be physically fit and understand the importance of WHS and EEO. A ‘can do’ work ethic, strong organisasional skills and ability to work positively within a team are essential.

Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION

Further enquiries:  Supervisor - Parks & Gardens - Peter Taylor - 0409 825 634

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage. 

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing, drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications

Late applications will not be accepted.


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