Arborist - Open Space & Environment

City of Stonnington
Regional Vic
Full Time
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  •  24/10/2021
  •  $88,000.00 - $96,000.00
  •  Permanent - Full Time
  •  Stonnington Depot, 293 Tooronga Road, Malvern
  •  Parks & Gardens

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

A permanent full time opportunity exists to join a high functioning team and help deliver a broad range of Arboricultural services to the Stonnington community. 

As one of our Arborists you will be responsible for maintaining the health and vitality of Council’s urban forest with the development and delivery of Our City’s tree maintenance, pruning and planting programs. You will contribute expert arboricultural advice and participate in the planning and development of urban forest management, policies, and service objectives to meet community needs.

You will also be responsible for supporting and monitoring contractor performance in tree service delivery for the City of Stonnington as well as providing excellent customer service, and aboricultural advice on Planning and Local Laws matters.

If you want to protect and enhance an exceptional tree population for the enjoyment of future generations then this is the place for you!

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Extensive knowledge in Arboriculture and Urban Forest Management and a Tertiary qualification in Horticulture and/or Arboriculture
  • You will understand excellence in Customer Service and have great communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of all relevant Acts, Regulations, Local Laws, Government and Council Policies
  • Strong contractor management skills
  • Experience in data management in an Arboriculture setting

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Paul FitzGerald on 0408 187 823

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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