Field Officer Urban Forest


City of Joondalup



Salary etc:

$72,053 p.a. + up to 15% super (conditions apply). 9-day fortnight. Permanent, full-time.


Ref No: 24-070

The City of Joondalup takes pride in being a Local Government that has been internationally recognised for providing outstanding services to the local community. To continue to set the standard in WA Local Government for innovative services and programs, we are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic employees who will be committed to making a positive contribution to the City and its community.

Field Officer Urban Forest

We are seeking a suitably qualified, highly motivated, and well-organised individual with substantial experience in arboriculture. This role will provide assistance to the Urban Forest sub-unit, pertaining to the effective delivery of the City’s tree planting and maintenance program, and other arboriculture related programs.

You will support the Technical Officer Arborist with the arboriculture programs and projects, undertake tree assessments to determine health, condition, and structural integrity, and provide arboriculture advice and support to City employees, contractors and residents.

The right person for this position will be able to work independently with limited supervision, be passionate about their career progression and in conjunction with the City of Joondalup Support be prepared to obtain the necessary Certificates and Qualifications.

To be successful for this position you will have a minimum of two years’ experience in arboriculture/ tree assessment management and either hold or willing to obtain the following mandatory tickets and qualifications:

  • Completion of or progress towards Certificate III in Arboriculture or related discipline.
  • Relevant training, qualification and/or certificate in Tree Assessments.
  • Appropriate plant operating certificates.
  • WA MR Class Drivers Licence.
  • Basic Traffic Management and Traffic Control Certificates.
  • Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card).
  • Chainsaw Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate including CPR (HLTAID011 and HLTAID009).

If you would like more information about the qualifications and tickets that you will have the opportunity to acquire as part of being the successful candidate for this role, we encourage you to review the Position Description below.

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing the following:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in Arboriculture/ tree asset management
  • Knowledge of tree health, safety and amenity value
  • Demonstrate experience in the maintenance of street trees and correct arboriculture techniques.
  • Experience working independently with limited supervision.
  • The use and maintenance of small plant equipment associated with arboriculture.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks.

The City of Joondalup is committed to diversity and inclusion within all organisational practices and is an equal opportunity employer. The City encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, people of all ages, sexualities and genders to apply for this position.

All employees and prospective employees of the City of Joondalup are required to declare any secondary employment and private activities to ensure that any conflict of interests may be appropriately managed.


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