- Permanent Opportunity
- Level 6 General Officers Stream SAMSOA
- Salary $90,441 - $96,368 + Superannuation (Dependent on experience & qualifications)
As one of South Australia’s premier Councils we are pleased to offer the newly created position of Horticulture Officer – Tree Establishment. If you are passionate, collaborative and highly organised we are keen to discuss this opportunity with you.
About the Role
The Horticulture Officer – Tree Establishment will be an integral position within the Natural Environments Team. At the City of Mitcham we are strategically focussed on protecting and enhancing the natural environment and consequently this position plays a critical role for the organisation in leading the implementation and delivery of Councils tree planting programs.
The role will be responsible for the overall coordination of Council tree planting activities and juvenile tree stock maintenance ensuring that annual tree planting targets are achieved and juvenile tree stock are sustained. In addition the position will be responsible for:
- Planning and scheduling annual planting projects and managing strategic initiatives that contribute to Council’s tree planting strategy.
- Coordinating purchase, supply, and delivery of nursery stock and other materials.
- Preparing reports on planting projects and activities for Council.
- Meeting tree planting targets in collaboration with City Operations.
- Coordinating tree removals to ensure timely removal of dead/dying trees to enable replanting.
- Lead planting staff and raising work orders.
- Managing consultation and responding to customer enquiries regarding tree planting.
- Overall coordination of Council’s juvenile tree maintenance and formative pruning schedule.
- Coordinating formative pruning activities in collaboration with City Operations.
- Managing formative pruning and other sapling maintenance requirements.
- Overall coordination of Council’s tree watering activities.
- Ensuring contractor compliance with the City of Mitcham’s WH&S policies, procedures and related procurement.
To be successful in this position you will have:
- Diploma in Arboriculture, Horticulture or Landscape Architect (or equivalent) – essential
- A Certificate qualification in Front Line Management – desirable
- A Certificate qualification in Project Management - desirable
- An unencumbered Australian drivers’ licence - essential
Experience & Knowledge
- Experience and knowledge in a broad range of horticultural and arboricultural activities including tree and plant identification, assessment and viability of health of trees and plants - essential.
• Experience in project management, and/or delivery of projects or programs - desirable.
• Experience in the supervision of contractors and management of Work Health and Safety responsibilities and duties in relation to contractors - desirable.
• Proficient in the use of technology including asset management systems, and Microsoft Office - desirable.
• Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and principles relating to the specific area of work - desirable.
- Highly self-motivated with the ability to establish credibility and gain the confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds – essential.
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports, negotiate, influence and motivate individuals – essential.
• Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines - essential.
• Ability to be creative, innovative and flexible and readily accommodate change.
• Ability to explore new and innovative ways to do business using creative solutions.
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to continual professional and personal development.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• The desire to share expertise and information freely.
• Be proactive in communicating.
• Proactively contribute to specific change management strategies influenced by the organisational culture and values.
• Be WHS and risk focussed.
This is your opportunity to be part of a business with a passionate focus on our environment, customers and quality services.
If you are ready to share your skills and experience in a challenging and highly rewarding sector, this opportunity is for you.
Please provide a Resume and a Cover Letter introducing yourself and outlining your experience, knowledge, and personal capabilities relevant to the role, and address your application to Rick Hennig, Acting Manager Natural Environments.
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Rick Hennig on 83728 132
Applications close 5.00pm Friday 24 January 2020