At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Our Asset Management Department is responsible for the centralised planning of Council’s Civil and Parks Asset Management programs, City Safety and Security functions, and oversees the majority of Council’s assets including buildings, active and passive open space areas (including sporting fields, playgrounds, parks), roads, bridges, footpaths and drainage
We are currently seeking a qualified Arborist to join our team on a permanent full-time basis (35 hours per week) in the position of Public Spaces Tree Assessment Officer. In this position, you will undertake arboriculture works associated with the implementation of Penrith City Council's Street and Park Tree Management Plan and initiate and implement the Tree Inventory and Risk Assessment Program, which involves tree data collection and risk-based tree assessments (TRAQ) on public trees within road reserves, open space areas, recreational grounds, Council properties and or any other Council owned or controlled land.
- Minimum AQF Level 5 Arborist qualification
- Current ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
- Experience in tree asset management software
- Extensive work experience in tree management
- Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision
- Current Class C driver licence
- Local Government experience
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders
Salary: The salary for this position ranges from $80,034.00 - $92,642.00 per annum, and will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
To view the position description and submit your application, please select the link/s below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Richard Goehner, Asset Coordinator - Parks and Open Space, on 4732 8163.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.