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Horticultural Field Officer | Full-Time Permanent


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 Arboretums 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 operators qualifications
Side by side ATV operators qualifications
WH&S 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.
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