Assistant Director Programs - Urban Treescapes

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28 Nov - 08 Dec 2022

Assistant Director Programs Senior Officer Grade C Salary Range: $114,928 - $123,710 (PN: 17745) Are you a leader who can nurture a team and keep Canberra green? Canberra’s urban forest comprises a diverse combination of evergreen and deciduous trees that provides important ecological and amenity advantages for its inhabitants and wildlife. We take pride in maintaining our urban forest and you will play an important role in delivering this service to ensure the biodiversity and natural beauty of our city is preserved.

Transport Canberra and City Services
Urban Treescapes - Assistant Director Programs
Senior Officer Grade C
Salary Range: 
$114,928 - $123,710  (PN: 17745)

Are you a leader who can nurture a team and keep Canberra green? Canberra’s urban forest comprises a diverse combination of evergreen and deciduous trees that provides important ecological and amenity advantages for its inhabitants and wildlife. We take pride in maintaining our urban forest and you will play an important role in delivering this service to ensure the biodiversity and natural beauty of our city is preserved.

URBAN TREESCAPES manages and maintains more than 809,000 trees on parklands and streets throughout ACT. Specific responsibilities include the planting, watering, and follow up maintenance of newly planted trees; the maintenance of established trees; the removal of dead and dying trees; the administration of the Tree Protection Act 2005; the assessment of tree related claims; and the provision of technical advice on tree related matters.

Applications are invited to fill the full-time vacancy for the role of Assistant Director Programs beginning as soon as possible.

The Assistant Director Programs is responsible for the delivery of programs to manage Canberra’s urban forest. Leading a growing team, this role is pivotal to the renewal of the urban forest and achieving the target of 30% canopy cover by 2045.

As a senior leader within Transport Canberra and City services (TCCS), this role requires a person who can inspire, energise, and positively influence team and individual outcomes. The role is responsible for supervising, managing, and motivating a team and providing appropriate support and guidance. Effective employee engagement skills are a key factor of this role as is a value‑based leadership style.

This position requires a leader with a strong, considered, and engaging people focus to successfully deliver and drive a culture of respect and a desire to achieve customer service excellence. The ideal candidate will possess an innate ability to draw on the right skills in a contextually and environmentally appropriate manner, align team performance, and develop capacity to achieve organisational objectives. Modelling commitment to continual learning, encouraging ongoing development, and engaging the right people to the right roles.

Please see the Position Description for further information about the role.

The ACT Public Service 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, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. 

Notes: Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position is located in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers do not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au

Contact Officer: Rachael Dawes (02) 6205 5263 Rachael.Dawes@act.gov.au

 Applications Close: 08 December 2022

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