Arboriculture Planning Officer

$75,858 - $79,004 yearly
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Full time Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Reference number 31092
Employment status Fixed-Term Full Time - Ending - 04/02/2022
Directorate Economy Planning and Environment
Location Waterside East
Award - Classification City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Stream A Administration Level 5
Salary $75,858.48 to $79,003.54
Hours per week 36.25
Position summary
City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with a diverse population, combining exciting challenges with the kind of lifestyle few cities can boast about.

How We Do Things 

A commitment to a shared set of values shapes 'how we do things' - our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position 

To provide specialist advice on a diverse range of vegetation/arboriculture issues relating to the operations of Council’s Engineering & Environmental Assessment section. To assist in the assessment of MCU, ROL & Operational Works applications on proposed developments within the City whilst remaining in accordance with statutory requirements and Council’s aims and objectives. 

Key Deliverables of the position:

  • Undertake assessment of development applications, operational works (tree works) and management plans in accordance with the relevant legislation for vegetation management.
  • Prepare reports/correspondence detailing the assessment of development applications against Council’s Planning Scheme, policies and guidelines, environmental objectives and relevant legislation.
  • Assist the Senior Arboricultural Assessment Officer in the coordination of the Arboriculture Assessment Area in support of the end to end development assessment process.
  • Provide specialist advice on a diverse range of vegetation/arboriculture issues relating to the efficient and effective operations of Environmental & Landscape Assessment team.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to the Town Planners, Landscape Planning Officers, and Environmental Planners in relation to complex Arboricultural matters
  • Undertake site inspections to ensure that vegetation management and landscaping accords with the planning schemes, and conditions of approvals.

About You 

You have well-developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including:

  • An ability to appropriately deal with matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • An ability to deliver effective, concise, integrated, clear and credible responses to clients/stakeholders.
  • An ability to build effective relationships/partnerships and communicate with influence.
  • Appropriate range of analytical, problem solving and investigative skills/techniques including the ability to exercise judgement and initiative in the resolution of complex and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment and autonomously.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage tasks in a timely manner

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you will be required to Sign Up to eRecruit and create a profile. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours. 

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may will also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

Screening questions

Essential: Do you hold an AQF Level 5 Horticulture (Diploma of Arboriculture) or do you have a minimum five (5) years experience as practising Arborist? Please provide details.
Desirable: Minimum five (5) years professional industry experience in tree assessment including working knowledge of AS4970 Protection of trees on development sites
Desirable: Do you have experience in tree risk assessment and any current licences such as QTRA or TRAQ? If yes, please provide details.
Desirable: Please outline your ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Contact person Pete Joy
Contact number 07 55828152
Alternate contact person Tony Cockram
Alternate contact number 07 55828308
Closing date 23/09/2021

Job Closing Date

23 Sep, 2021