Salary etc:
$83,274 + 9.5% Superannuation; Permanent Full-time


City of Melbourne is committed to supporting flexibility. Applicants seeking flexible and part-time arrangements are encouraged to apply.

The Position… will implement City of Melbourne’s (CoM) Tree Removal and Retention Policy and ensure policy compliance, manage the tree removal process, and provide expert arboriculture advice on behalf of Council.

The Urban Forest and Ecology team, part of CoM’s Urban Sustainability Branch, is responsible for strategic management and development of the City’s Urban Forest and Urban Ecology portfolios. The Branch leads the strategic planning, management and capital investment for Urban Sustainability and is responsible for planning stakeholder and community consultation to ensure that these strategies, plans and program delivery meet community needs.

The ideal candidate is resilient and experienced in managing external stakeholders such as urban developers, so excellent communication and negotiation skills are required. This operational role will benefit from strategic thinking and high-level prioritisation skills to streamline work practices.

You will have… (selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – integrity, courage, accountability, respect, and excellence
  • A tertiary qualification in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Forest Science or equivalent.
  • Substantial experience working in arboriculture or a related role
  • Well-developed GIS and data management skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills with an ability to manage multiple, competing and complex tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to direct and manage contractors, consultants and staff
  • Well-developed customer service, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as an effective team member
To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

How to apply…

As part of the online application form you are required to:
  • attach your resume
  • attach a separate cover letter
  • respond to the selection criteria, in a separate document of no more than two pages, as listed above under ‘ You will have…’
Please address your covering letter to Yvonne Lynch, Team Leader Urban Forest & Ecology.

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

The advertised closing date and important information before applying for this position can be found on

City of Melbourne’s People and Culture Operations Team welcome your general questions on (03) 9658 9140 between the hours of 8.30am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

City of Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability and require advice and support during the recruitment process, we encourage you to apply or contact us on the details listed above.

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Date published:
19 Oct 2016

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