Senior Horticulturalist - National Arboretum


Chief Minister, Treasury & Economic Development



Salary etc:

$90,099 - $103,117 p.a. (Technical Officer Level 4).


PN: 30956

The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate to fill the Senior Horticulturalist role within its dynamic team, based at the Arboretum. The successful candidate will report directly to the Arboretum’s Horticultural Manager, and will be responsible for providing technical advice regarding the management and health of the Arboretum’s living collection.

With limited supervision, the Senior Horticulturalist will provide guidance and direction with regard to the planning, implementation and review of a range of operational and project based programs to manage the Arboretum’s forests and landscaped areas.

Strong communication skills and digital aptitude are essential for this role, the successful candidate will be required to liaise at various levels across a range of areas with contractors, external stakeholders and throughout Government, 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 horticulture and/or arboriculture industry, who takes pride in your work and your ability to unite and motivate your team members, 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: 


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Horticulture and or Arboriculture/Forestry
  • Current C Class driver's licence

Highly Desirable:

  • Project management qualifications
  • Irrigation and water management experience/qualifications
  • MR truck licence
  • Plant operator’s licences
  • Side by side ATV licence
  • ChemCert accreditation
  • Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration
  • WHS/construction industry White Card

Other Requirements: 

  • First aid certificate or willingness to obtain
  • This position requires a pre-employment medical
  • This position involves direct supervision of staff
  • This position requires a general commitment to specified start and finish times

Notes: This is a permanent full-time position; Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. The interview process may require some level of practical assessment, for which you will be notified prior to interview. 

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