Planning Arborist

Planning Arborist

Job Title: Planning Arborist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 3097543
Contact Name: Emma Murphy
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Job Published: February 04, 2020 15:02

Job Description

PSP are currently seeking a Planning Arborist for a fixed term contract role in a council North East of the CBD. This role is within the City Development team, you will be working closely with the planners and two other arborists, while reporting into the Team Leader of Development Planning.
Core functions include ensuring community safety by effectively maintaining the health of Council's trees assets, providing reports and advice to internal and external clients.
You will also be responsible for inspecting and the assessment of trees before providing decisions regarding health, structure, and risk management. You will ensure that prompt attention is given to all planning enquiries and permits, as they relate to trees and arboricultural assets.
You will assist with providing internal referral advice to planners, carry out site inspections to identify species, breaches of planning control and alternatives to removal such as pruning.
Tree retention is an integral part of this council’s strategy and this role is the perfect step for someone looking for career progression and wants to move away from a tree crew position.
Requirements include:
  • AQF Level 5 or above, Diploma of Horticulture and/or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to undertake the assessment of the health, structure, and stability of trees.
  • Previous experience delivering high quality fast paced service to diverse customers, ideally in a Local Government setting.
Benefits include:
  • Secure a  role working within a council offering continuous professional development.
  • Join a team known for their delivery of quality tree management and replacement programmes.
  • Gain highly coveted Planning Arborist experience as more and more councils move to create this role in their teams.
  • Opportunity for someone to move into the public sector.
For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at PSP on (03) 8535 3111.

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