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  • Tree Management Officer

    Apply now Job no: 492427
    Work type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Penrith
    Categories: Asset Management, Trades & Services
    Salary: $72,700 - $83,400 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

    Are you looking for an exciting career in a place of limitless opportunity? The City of Penrith sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains, alongside the Nepean River, and is home to approximately 198,000 people. We employ approximately 1,200 permanent, temporary and casual employees across a diverse range of fields and are committed to attracting and retaining the best people. We offer a diverse range of career paths with a strong commitment to training, education assistance, paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

    Environmental Health and Compliance plays a vital role in protecting the health, environment and safety of our growing city. Our team of dedicated professionals are responsible for environmental protection and public health programs, development compliance, regulatory and animal services.

    The responsibilities of this position include providing tree and vegetation management advice to customers, assessing tree and vegetation removal permit applications, undertaking site inspections and ensuring compliance with permits. The role will also be responsible for creating awareness and promoting sustainable tree and vegetation management practices.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Minimum AQF Level 5 (or equivalent) in Arboriculture which is a Diploma of Horticulture (Arboriculture) or a Diploma of Arboriculture
    • Experience in the inspection and assessment of native and introduced tree species including considerations of biological health and condition, vegetation significance, protection and offset measures, amenity and risk management
    • Experience in monitoring and ensuring compliance with tree and vegetation permits or approvals
    • A sound working knowledge of the relevant legislation in NSW
    • Demonstrated high level of verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated high level of customer service skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
    • Current Class C Driver’s Licence

    Desirable Criteria:

    • Local Government Experience
    • Experience in the development and implementation of education and awareness programs

    Commencing Salary: $72,700 - $83,400 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

    A Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.

    To submit your application, please apply online using the link below. Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before 11.55pm on the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

    For further information about the position, please contact Anthony Price on 4732 7527.                                                                                                    
    Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application. 

    Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

    Position description

    Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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