Tree Maintenance Operator

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 3 ($59,609 - $63,390 pa)
Categories: Trades & Labour

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Parks and Gardens team and be responsible for carrying out a number of allocated tasks and activities to maintain and control Council’s tree assets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking tree maintenance works in accordance with current industry best practice and standards.
  • Assessing the condition of Council’s trees to identify structural defects or health issues.
  • Operating and maintaining plant and equipment including trucks, chippers, elevated work platforms and general arboriculture equipment in an effective manner, in compliance with Council standards, appropriate laws, OH&S regulations and Australian Standards.
  • Identifying and performing minor maintenance on plant such as chainsaw sharpening, cleaning air filters, making new chains, changing blades on wood chipper etc.
  • Completing administrative tasks associated with arboriculture duties.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A Certificate III in Arboriculture, or willing to undertake Certificate III in Arboriculture.
  • Experience in operating and maintaining a range of plant and equipment including trucks, chippers, elevated work platforms and general arboriculture equipment.
  • A current Victoria Medium Rigid (MR) Licence.
  • Licences or certificates are required for the following:
    • UET20312 Cert II in ESI Powerline Vegetation Control.
    • Chainsaw operations.
    • Traffic control.
    • First Aid (Level 2)
  • Energy Safe accredited Spotters Course.
  • Elevated Work Platform Licence
  • Working knowledge of arboriculture practices with practical experience in tree maintenance and tree removals
  • Demonstrated ability to interact courteously and professionally with ratepayers, stakeholders and community members.
  • Knowledge of Energy Safe Line Clearing Regulations and line clearing procedures.
  • Ability to assess the health and structure of trees
  • A current employee Working with Children check. 

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

 Enquiries: Sarah Priestley | 03 5272 4946 | SPriestley@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.                  

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