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Arboriculture Climbing Officer


Brisbane City Council


Brisbane, Queensland

Salary etc:

Permanent, Full-time.



  • Passionate about Shaping Brisbane’s Urban Forest?
  • Experienced and knowledgeable Arborist?
  • Wanting Position where you Make a Difference?

Our highly qualified arboriculture teams really care about what they do and so we provide the very best support and resources to ensure they provide Brisbane with the most innovative, cutting edge arboriculture solutions possible to sustain our urban forest for future generations.

Your role will be to:

  • assist in coordinating and delivering staff training including specialist climbing techniques, branch walking,  tree removal and pruning in difficult situations
  • undertake tree maintenance using ropes, harnesses, pulleys and other specialised equipment used for climbing trees or methods to complete the task in a safe and professional manner
  • prepare and apply chemicals using correct techniques and application methods in accordance with Manufacturer’s Guidelines and Workplace Health and Safety practices
  • maintain records to ensure current and accurate information is kept in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • ensure that appropriate warning devices are correctly displayed to provide a safe working environment.
  • operate and maintain all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and standard operating procedures

To be considered for this position, you will need to have: 

  • an MR vehicle licence OR the ability to acquire one within 3 months of commencing
  • possession of a Maintain Chainsaw & Trim and cut felled Small Trees (Level I) accreditation
  • possession of a Chainsaw Fall Trees Manually accreditation
  • a Level III Certification in Arboriculture or a 3 years minimal equivalent experience in arboriculture practices.
  • a positive attitude and keen desire to add to the performance of your team
  • well-developed skills in the use of arboriculture machinery and tools
  • competency in branch walking in tree canopies using ropes, harnesses and other specialised equipment or methods
  • competent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to complete paperwork and communicate effectively with customers in a confident and professional manner. 

Benefits of working for Council include: 

  • flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
  • free gym and Wellness Centre
  • generous leave provisions 

Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.

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