Arboriculture Specialist

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Newly created role
  • Utilise your specialised skillset in arboriculture 
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible, supportive and high performing environment


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


As part of the Community Facilities Department, you’ll be working with a diverse team of subject matter experts who are passionate about delivering tangible results for the local community and future generations. As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities while also delivering strategically significant programmes. 


You’ll be joining the Arboriculture Operations team, as part of the wider Regional Arboriculture and Ecological team, and be responsible for managing a portfolio of maintenance contracts in relation to arboriculture assets. This will also include:


  • Oversight of Tree Maintenance Contract delivery in approximately three local boards
  • Responding to inquiries from members of public and stakeholders relating to tree maintenance
  • Oversight of budget including forecasting
  • Auditing of quality and health and safety
  • Management of requests made by members of public 
  • Site visits including assessment of trees


He kōrero mōu: About you


Alongside being passionate about trees, arboriculture and green infrastructure, you’ll be well versed in tree biology and physiology, and we’d like to see at least a Level 4 advanced certificate in arboriculture, or similar. You’ll be a natural at managing stakeholder relationships, with great interpersonal skills. 


A competitive advantage, we are looking for people who possess and hold fast to the values of mātauranga (knowledge) Māori and manaakitanga (protection) for the ngāhere (forest) and are willing and able to work towards strengthening the whanaungatanga (relationships) between Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau and Mana Whenua.


Contract management will be part of your background, and you’ll be confident in your communication skills – including report writing. A basic understanding of te reo Māori would also be advantageous. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to the communities of Tāmaki Makaurau. We are committed to environmental action and green growth, and are committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi. We value te ao Māori, and support and encourage your participation in initiatives to embed te ao Māori into the way we do things.
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.
You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


Please apply by cover letter (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) along with your CV.

Please use the following link to view a copy of the Position Description –

You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required at times to travel to various sites


Applications close Sunday, 3rd July 2022


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.