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03 Feb - 17 Mar 2023

Do you have a growing ambition to work with trees and nurture a greener future for the ACT?

Transport Canberra and City Services
City Services
City Presentation
Urban Treescapes

Leading Hand, Operations  |  Full-time Permanent

Closes: 21 February 2023

Classification: General Service Officer Level 5/6
Salary: $59,713 - $65,718 plus superannuation
Position No: 41461, Several
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 31 January 2023
Contact Officer: Lachlan Taylor on Lachlan.Taylor@act.gov.au or 0408 789 370

Details: Do you have a growing ambition to work with trees and nurture a greener future for the ACT?

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 multiple full-time, permanent vacancies and several full-time, temporary vacancies for the role of Leading Hand, Operations across multiple tree maintenance depots beginning as soon as possible.

Leading Hands are responsible for a small team of workers carrying out tree maintenance activities. This will include carrying out site specific risk assessments and ensuring that crews work safely.

Successful applicants will have a passion for trees and an understanding of the importance of teamwork and great customer service.

For more information about the role, please read the Position Description document at www.jobs.act.gov.au/jobs/transport-canberra-and-city-services/permanent/41461,-several

Please submit applications via the ‘Apply Now’ link at the bottom of the same webpage.

Applications should include:

  • A statement of no more than four pages addressing the ‘What you require’ section in the Position Description
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of at least two referees.


Note: There are multiple full-time, permanent vacancies and several full-time, temporary positions available.

Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.

A Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

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.

Closes: 21 February 2023

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