Street Tree Officer

Employment Details
Date Added: 9-Oct-2019
Closing Date: 23-Oct-2019 04:00 PM

Street Tree Officer (12 month contract, full-time)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and suitable experienced Street Tree Officer to join our Infrastructure team to manage the Town’s Urban Tree program.


This position is responsible for the delivery of the Town’s Urban Tree program to support street tree management and practices in line with Council vision and strategic objectives.

The position will also provide technical support and advice in relation to existing tree management and maintenance.

Essential Criteria

The successful applicant will have knowledge and practical experience in:

  • A Minimum Certificate III Horticulture or Certificate III Arboriculture
  • Other qualifications relevant to the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Ability to perform and interpret tree risk assessments using methodology such as Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) or International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), or other recognised tree risk methods, and knowledge of different tree valuation methodologies.
  • Ability to develop and foster strong working relationships with senior staff and stakeholders together with the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team and independently.
  • Experience in project and contract management and delivering to agreed timeframes and within approved budgets.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate contractors to achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Well-developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Highly developed knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including MS Outlook and CAD applications.
  • Good knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health requirements as they relate to the workplace.
  • Current National Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Current WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence.


Applicants must obtain a copy of the Employment Information Pack to address the full Selection Criteria. This information is available on our web site or by contacting the Human Resources Team on 9377 8009.


Salary and Benefits

Up to $59,292.70 per annum is offered (dependent on qualifications and experience). This position also includes the option to work a nine-day fortnight, free onsite parking, ongoing training and personal development, with up to two additional leave days per calendar year, 17.5% leave loading and up to 14.5% superannuation (conditions apply).


Would you like to know more?

For position related inquiries please contact Steve Morrissey, Parks and Gardens Supervisor on 9377 9013.


How do I apply?

Applications should be marked confidential and addressed to Ms Peta Mabbs, Chief Executive Officer, Town of Bassendean, PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934. Alternatively applications can be emailed to 


The Town of Bassendean is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Town also promotes flexible working arrangements.


Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 23 October 2019.


Peta Mabbs

Chief Executive Officer

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