Apprentice Arborist

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31 Oct - 30 Dec 2022

Apprentice Arborist - Moreton Bay Regional Council
Term: Maximum Term Full Time - length of apprenticeship - 3 years
Award/Level:  Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement
Location: Margate

Term: Maximum Term Full Time - length of apprenticeship - 3 years

Award/Level:  Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Location: Margate

  • Starting rate $46,021 pa + super (76 hour fortnight) + any applicable allowances. Salary will increase based on completed training modules or time spent in the position. 

    Please note - junior rates for applicants under 21 apply (starting at $42,247.72 pa + super + applicable allowances) 

  • 76 hour fortnight
  • 9 day fortnight

About our opportunity

Your responsibilities will include assisting with and undertaking onsite relevant arboricultural services and activities as defined through the legislative requirements for this position through the development of a trade and technical knowledge through work based training. 

You will be required to correctly use and maintain plant and equipment provided and comply with all legislation, approved standards, policies and procedures relating to the teams practices and processes as well we support the wider outputs of the team and work as an integral part of the broader Parks and Open Space teams. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for this industry, solid aptitude and ability to enrol in and complete a Certificate III in Arboriculture, eagerness to learn new tasks and acquire new skills and ability to work in a variety of work locations - including working at heights. 

Additionally you will hold:

  • A current C class driver's license
  • Construction Induction Card (or willingness to obtain prior to commencement at your own cost) 

There is a requirement of this position that you will obtain an MR (Medium Rigid) truck license and an EWP (elevating work platform) license within the first 12 months of commencement. 

Position Description

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Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our mates and construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

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