$106,988 plus 9.5% Superannuation
Maximum Term Contract up until 26 November 2021
We are the City Of Melbourne, a place to be bold and inspirational.
We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.
Together we Make the Difference
How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…
As the Senior Urban Forester, you will collaborate closely with expert Arborists and Ecologists in the team to deliver strategic projects and programs. A key focus of the role is leading work to predict and monitor tree canopy growth and other metrics, to ensure progress towards the goals of the Urban Forest Strategy. You will encourage innovation based on emerging research and approaches to climate adaptation.
You will be responsible for managing a diverse range of high profile Urban Forest Strategy projects on time, to budget and within the scope and quality as described by the Team Leader Urban Forest and Ecology, including strategic oversight of the Urban Forest Fund and development of plans and policies. Your exceptional written and verbal communication skills will enable you to engage effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
An essential requirement of this role will be the ability to oversee GIS based research and evaluation for the Urban Forest Strategy. The Senior Urban Forester will provide high level internal and external advocacy for urban forestry in addition to developing and leading community and stakeholder engagement programs and initiatives.
The Senior Urban Forester is responsible for one direct report within the team.
You can bring… (Selection criteria)
•Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
•An approved tertiary or post graduate qualification in Forestry, Ecosystem Services, Spatial Data Analysis or equivalent.
•Ability to utilise software and systems such as Adobe products and ArcGIS, to understand and interpret aerial and satellite imagery, spatial mapping and thermal imaging.
•Relevant professional experience in the area of natural resource management/urban forestry, spatial data analysis or similar.
•High level of project management skills and demonstrated experience in managing projects within timelines and budgets.
•Leadership capability including leading by example and consistently working towards a constructive culture.
•Proven ability to establish and maintain networks and stakeholder relationships.
By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.
To view the physical requirements of this position, please visit our careers page at https://melbourne.mercury.com.au/
How to apply…
As part of the online application form you are required to:
•attach your resume
•attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’
Please address your covering letter to Kelly Hertzog, Team Leader Urban Forest and Ecology
Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Tuesday 24 November 2020
The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.
For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits.
City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.