First listed on: 10 May 2022


A unique opportunity exists for a suitability qualified Arborist to join Banyule’s Urban Forest team.


Based at the Parks & Open Space Depot in Bellfield, this permanent full-time position presents a great career opportunity for a professional Arborist who is passionate about the protection and retention of trees and vegetation in our urban and non-urban environments.


As the Arborist you will

  • Ensure the prosperity, health and safety of the urban forest through the use of appropriate arboricultural practice
  • 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

  • Demonstrated experience using elevated work platform required
  • Advanced tree climbing skills, including aerial rescue and tree rigging is desirable but not essential
  • A sound knowledge of plant nomenclature and plant cultural requirements
  • Advanced chainsaw operation and basic operation of associated machinery
  • Trade qualification in Arboriculture or associated disciplines is desirable
  • 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
  • Current drivers licence


We can offer you

  • Permanent full time position - 38 hours per week
  • An attractive salary of $65,863.21 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
  • We have a great team and some of the latest tools and equipment for tree works 


Screening checks

  • Pre-employment Functional Assessment Check
  • Pre-Employment Medical Check.
  • Working with Children 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 Peter Boateng Urban Forester – Contracts on 0468500002 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.        


Applications Close 11.45pm on Sunday 22 May 2022.


Banyule City Council is committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer, we value diversity and encourage people from different and diverse backgrounds to apply. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9940 4235. 


In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, this position requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in this recruitment, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

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