Position Details
Reference Number 18292
Position Title Arborist
Employment Type Permanent
Department Parks & Gardens
Location Parks Office, 268-270 Banksia Street, Bellfield 3081
Band Tree Care
Salary $64,798.96
Hours 76.00
Position Summary

 An opportunity exists for two experienced Arborist – Class 2 to join the Tree Care team.


Based at the Parks & Open Space Depot in Bellfield, these permanent full time positions present a great career opportunity for two people who are passionate about the protection and retention of trees and vegetation in our urban and non-urban environments.


As the Arborist Class 2 you will

  • Ensure the prosperity, health and safety of the urban forest through the use of appropriate arboricultural practise.
  • Provide efficient and friendly service to all clients both internal and external.
  • Ensure programmed and requested works are completed to specification.
  • Provide advice and report on arboricultural assets as directed or upon inspection.


You will be able to demonstrate

  • A high level of tree access skills via elevated work platform and climbing, including aerial rescue and tree rigging.
  • A sound knowledge of plant nomenclature and plant cultural requirements.
  • Advanced chainsaw operation and basic operation of associated machinery, e.g., motorised auger, generators and watering tanks.
  • Certificate II in ESI Training Powerline Vegetation Control, Licence to Perform High Risk Work for boom elevated work platform and hold a current NUE 260 certificate (or equivalent)– Electrical Systems Identification and Powerline Clearance Requirements  approved by Energy Safe Victoria.


We can offer you

  • A permanent full time position - 38 hours per week
  • An attractive salary of $64,799.96 plus super
  • A fortnightly RDO
  • Access to a quality learning and development opportunities and a great range of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Based at Parks & Open Space Depot Banksia Street, Bellfield


Screening checks

  • Pre-employment Functional Assessment Check
  • Pre-Employment Medical Check.




Staff choose to align their career with Banyule because of our values of Working Together Working Better, career and professional development opportunities and the way we work in partnership with the community to deliver our services.



For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, we encourage you to contact Ben de Klepper Arborist Urban Tree Establishment and Planning mobile 0466939931 for a confidential conversation.



To apply for this position, please include your resume and a 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 11.45 pm on: Sunday 26 July 2020.



Banyule City Council is a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Previous applicants need not apply.

Contact Person Ben de Klepper
Contact Number 0466939931
Contact Email ben.deklepper@banyule.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Paul Fitzgerald
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 26/07/2020
Position Description
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