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Senior Horticulturalist

Senior Horticulturalist

Technical Officer Level 4

Salary Range: 
$84,257 -$96,430 (PN: 30956)

The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate to fill a 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 the 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 horticulturalist, who takes pride in your work and your ability to unite and motivate your team members, we want to hear from you. 

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


·        Relevant tertiary qualifications in Horticulture and Arboriculture/Forestry

·        Current driver's licence.

Highly Desirable:

·        Irrigation and water management experience/qualifications

·        MR truck licence

·        Plant operator’s licences

·        Side by side ATV licence

·        Chem Cert accreditation

·        Workplace Health and Safety/Construction industry White Card.

Note:Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit

Contact Officer: Amalie Shawcross (02) 6207 7603


Applications Close: 4 November 2019


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