Arborist - Hamilton City Council

About the role
Scheduled tree maintenance is carried out by Parks and Recreation, whether it’s in our parks, on streets, or natural areas. We are looking for an experienced qualified Arborist to carry out all aspects of Arboriculture utilizing best practice ensuring the trees are maintained for good health, form and safety.

Skills and Experience

  • Recognised Arboriculture Qualification or relevant experience
  • A class 2 driver’s licence
  • Interpersonal skills – communication with the public and team effectiveness are a must!
  • Competent using tools of the trade

  • On-the-job skill development + Promotional opportunities available
  • Relocation assistance available for candidates living outside of Waikato
  • Full time role with a suite of employee benefits attached + Allowances

About the company
This position sits within the Parks and Recreation Unit; we are responsible for the management of all trees in the city. We have an estimated 100,000 trees across hundreds of locations including roadside verges, parks, reserves, adjacent to sports fields and in our natural areas such as Jubilee Bush and Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.

Our aim is to provide a safe, visually pleasant amenity throughout the city.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

We will only collect personal information from you, or any relevant agencies with your consent, in accordance with our obligations in the Privacy Act 2020, which are to only undertake pre-employment screening checks relevant to the specific duties and functions of the role being advertised. The types of checks we conduct will vary depending on the role. You can find more information by clicking here about our recruitment process including the specific checks we undertake for each role.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies. Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Location: Hamilton City
Employment Type: Permanent
Applications Close: 20/06/2022


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