Position Details
Reference Number 15504
Position Title Arborist - Development Planning
Employment Type Permanent
Department Urban Planning & Building
Location Greensborough Service Centre, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough 3088
Band BAND 6
Salary $79,620.00 to $86,562.00
Hours 38.00
Position Summary

Banyule City Council is an award winning organisation that prides itself on a customer-focused culture of innovation, best practice and continuous improvement. Our Urban Planning & Building department incorporates Banyule's Development Planning, Strategic Planning and Municipal Building teams.


An opportunity exists for an experienced arborist to join the Development Planning team. Based at our Greensborough Office, this permanent full time role is a great career opportunity for some who is passionate about the protection and retention of trees and vegetation in our urban and non-urban environs.


Banyule Council highly values the integrity of its Urban Forest and your enthusiasm around its protection is critical in fulfilling this challenging role.


The role facilitates the planning approvals process as it relates to trees and vegetation and would also assist with the enforcement of the Banyule Planning Scheme. This includes assessment of vegetation removal and pruning applications, consideration of the impact of new developments on existing trees, and enforcement of breaches of planning controls and planning permit conditions. 


You will have:

  • AQF Level 5 or above, Diploma of Horticulture (Arboriculture) and relevant experience
  • Proficient understanding of the vegetation protection provisions of the Banyule Planning Scheme, including provisions in relation to enforcement of the Scheme and the Act
  • An ability to display empathy and self-awareness and work with others to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome.
  • Experience in delivering high quality fast paced service to diverse customers
  • A high level of professional and personal integrity
  • A high level of proficiency in the Microsoft office suite and industry related software
  • Proven experience working accurately and efficiently in the maintenance of records
  • A current Drivers Licence

What’s on Offer?

  • Permanent full time role
  • $79,620 - $86,562 plus super
  • Rostered day off every 4 weeks and flexible work arrangements
  • Great work location, close to shops, cafes and public transport
  • Unlock learning and development opportunities

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below. You may contact Heather Darbyshire, Team Leader Development Planning on 0394579872 for a confidential conversation.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. For more information on how to apply, please refer to the Application Guidelines via the link below.


Applications Close 11.45pm on: 13 October 2017


Banyule City Council is a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Contact Person Heather Darbyshire
Contact Number 0394579872
Alternate Contact Person Susan Stearn
Alternate Contact Number 94579884
Closing Date 13/10/2017
Position Description
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