Horticultural Field Officer

$59,713 - $65,718 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 20 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

Classification: General Service Officer Level 5/6
Salary: $59,713 - $65,718 plus superannuation
Position No: 37853
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 June 2022
Contact Officer: Owen Bolitho on Owen.Bolitho@act.gov.au or 0481005771

Details: The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate to join our living collections team, based at the Arboretum. The successful candidate will report directly to the Arboretum’s Forest Supervisor, be responsible for delivery of arboricultural works within our forests and providing seasonal support to our garden and irrigation teams.

Good communication skills and technical ability are essential for this role, the successful candidate will be required to work within diverse teams whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism.

The candidate will also need to adhere to and promote the principles of the Respect Equity and Diversity (RED), Work Health and Safety, and the ACTPS Values and Signature Behaviours to maintain a safe, healthy, and fair workplace for all staff.

If you are an experienced and passionate professional in the arboriculture and/or horticulture industry, who takes pride in your work and your ability to use initiative, we want to hear from you.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/other requirements: Desirable

  • Certificate III or equivalent in Arboriculture and/or Horticulture
  • Truck and/or plant licenses
  • Chainsaw operator’s qualifications
  • Side by side ATV operator’s qualifications
  • WHS Construction Industry Induction White Card
  • Chemical application, storage, and transport qualifications (Chemcert)


  • Current manual Driver's Licence
  • First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake training

Note: This is a permanent full-time position. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to apply: Please provide brief responses to all Selection Criteria as set out in the Position Description.

Job Closing Date

01 Jul, 2022