"JOB DESCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE STAFF TITLE Assistant Arborist LEVEL 4"
5083/5084/5088 JOB DESCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE STAFF TITLE: Assistant Arborist LEVEL: 4 DEPARTMENT/SECTION: Infrastructure Maintenance - Parks POSITION OBJECTIVES: • With direction from the Team Leader UFM, participate in the maintenance of a well developed urban forest. • As directed, provide excellence in service delivery to the community. • Convey an efficient and courteous image to the community. • As part of the UFM team, provide efficient and effective arboricultural services. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work as a member of a team, assisting Arborists with: - Daily routine and reactive pruning tasks. - Vegetation management and pruning in streets, parks and all other municipal areas. - Tree removals and replacements. - Operation and maintenance of all plant and equipment within UFM team, as directed. - Effective compliance with Occupational Health and Safety requirements. • Undertake other duties as directed by the Team Leader UFM. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: • Reports to Team Leader UFM EXTENT OF AUTHORITY: • Ability to make decisions based on Council’s arboricultural specifications and knowledge, as directed by the Team Leader UFM. • Exercise judgement within the confines of the Team Leader UFM instructions and established work procedures. SELECTION CRITERIA: SC1 Demonstrated experience in chainsaw operation with ability to obtain licence SC2 Practical ability to work out in field and at heights on vegetation with a knowledge and understanding of vegetation management issues and basic biological processes SC3 Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety procedures SC4 Excellent communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment SC5 Must hold a Medium Rigid Licence and EWP Licence SC6 Demonstrated experience in tree maintenance and tree care SC7 Senior First Aid Certificate or ability to obtain SC8 Certificate III in Arboriculture Version 2 – 5 January 2009