Vacancy Details

Arborist Assistant


  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Great supportive work environment | Focus on safe work practices
  • You will be given ongoing training and development 


About Us

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time. 

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About the Role

As the Arborist Assistant you will assist the Wodonga Council arboriculture team in providing quality services with the general duties including the following:

  • Assist with tree management and maintenance as part of our skilled arboriculture team.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for all maintenance tasks associated with the arboriculture team.
  • Assist in the selection, development and implementation of traffic control plans (TCPs) for all maintenance tasks associated with the arboriculture team.
  • Accurately complete timesheets in accordance with the team’s operating procedures.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the supervisors of roads, parks, gardens, natural resources teams including labouring duties in periods of low arboriculture maintenance activities.

What you will bring

We are looking for applications showing us that you are:

  • Experienced in tree identification and the ability to assess tree health and risk, or willingness to learn these skills under our instruction.
  • Aware of and experienced in the use of a variety of IT systems.
  • Able to work unsupervised as well as collaboratively within a team.
  • Bring an understanding of the importance of a safe work environment, and various OHS principles.


How to Apply

Use the apply button to commence your application.

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and,
  • a current resume.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement.


Enquiries: Team Leader Gardens – Michael Power | (02) 6022 9377 |


Applications close Sunday 11:59pm, July 31, 2022


Position Description below

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including;

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,
  • flexible work arrangements,
  • learning and development, and
  • career pathways and opportunities.

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background.

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.