There are currently 2 jobs listed by Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands

Horticulturist, Arboriculture

Organisation/Entity: Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands
Job Category:
  • Horticulture/Landscaping
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00005S9Y
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $73,574. Package includes salary ($61,187 - $66,373), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0409 829 489 - Scott Jones
Closing Date: 28/02/2018 - 11:59 PM


Classification: Horticulturist Level 5/6
Employment Status: Ongoing (full time)
Location: Sydney City
The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.
The Department’s vision – Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands (‘BGCP’) is the operating name used following the operational integration of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is responsible for the management and stewardship of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust is responsible for the long-term strategic planning of the Parklands, as well as the operational day-to-day management of the three parks - Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park.
Primary purpose of the role:
The Horticulturist, Arboriculture undertakes tree maintenance services, maintains and develops tree collections as required by work and maintenance programs to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services and the safety of staff and the public
You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role description
Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

•Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent qualifications with experience in a wide range of horticultural maintenance and services, including arboriculture and use of associated plant and equipment
•Chainsaw certificate level I  or equivalent experience in chainsaw operation and tree climbing
•NSW WorkCover Certificate to operate Elevated Work Platform over 11m or equivalent
•Current driver’s licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and willingness to undertake fieldwork for extended periods of time and have the ability to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.
•Ability to work outside of normal working hours and on weekends if required.

To Apply: 
•Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
•Provide your personal information as prompted
•Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
•Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
•Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
Q1.  Provide an example of a time when you had to manage competing priorities to get a project completed. What was the issues and how did you overcome them?
Q2. Provide an example of a time when you worked as part of a team to complete a task. What were the challenges and how did you overcome them ?
The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.
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We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.


Please refer to the role description.