Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW


Tree Assessment Technical Officer

  • Permanent Full Time - 40.25 hours per week
  • $92,794.86 to $99,425.80 Annually + up to 12% super
  • RCC Officers' Level 4 (including applicable allowances)

Your opportunity

Are you a team player who loves to work outdoors? Are you resilient and thrive working in an ever-changing environment?

The Tree Assessment Technical Officer will join a highly progressive team of dedicated Arborists and be responsible for the delivery of Arboricultural Services by providing quality tree assessment and tree management services throughout Council’s parks, conservation, roadside and streetscape areas across the Redlands Coast. This role will provide specialised technical knowledge, report writing and maintenance scheduling in all aspects of arboricultural services in accordance with Federal, State and Local legislative requirements within Council’s Service Level Agreements.

Guided by our Values, you will also:

  • undertake a high level of in-field staff supervision, mentoring and team training to optimise productivity and achieve outcomes for the Parks and Conservation Unit.
  • ensure staff and contractors comply with related policies and pro-actively address and assist with any non-compliance.
  • assist with the development, preparation and review of budgets to ensure services are delivered in accordance with procurement standards.

For full details, take a look at the Position Description.

What you’ll bring

First and foremost, you’ll need to live and breathe our Values, as they are fundamental to the way we go about our work and the relationships we build.

You will have demonstrated effective people management skills, particularly in the areas of staff leadership, team building and improving workplace productivity. You will have extensive experience and skills in undertaking expert tree assessments in a highly competent and professional manner.

You will hold a tertiary qualification in Arboriculture (AQF Certificate 3 or higher) with experience in the field of arboriculture together with sound understanding of the Australian Standard for Amenity Tree Pruning and contemporary tree management and risk management issues with Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) qualifications being highly desirable.

Why join us

We asked our people why they choose to work at Redland City Council. They say it’s about two things: feeling connected to the Redlands Coast as a truly special place and the incredible career and development opportunities at Council.

Here, you can:

  • Improve lives, for today and tomorrow. You will make an impact in our organisation through the delivery of quality tree assessment and tree management services.
  • Achieve, for the community and your career. We’ll support you every step of the way and you will have a huge impact on the work we do.
  • Experience variety, and grow as a result. Upskill, try new roles and broaden your horizons. Council is an amazing place to grow and diversify professionally.
  • Find the right balance to bring the best you. We offer attractive benefits, ongoing support and flexible working arrangements.

Here are some more reasons for loving working with us:

  • Generous leave provisions such as paid parental leave and purchased leave scheme including 17.5% loading on annual leave!
  • Ex-gratia day offered during the Christmas/New Year break
  • Access to professional and leadership development programs and education/study assistance
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities to increase your industry knowledge and business acumen
  • Diverse secondment opportunities for career development
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Wellbeing programs and social club
  • Access to discounts with over 400 leading retailers

Visit our careers page to learn more and read the stories of our incredible people.


  • You'll hold a minimum of AQF Certificate III of Arboriculture or equivalent
  • You'll have the ability to participate in the after-hours on-call roster, including remote response and site-related operations over weekends and public holidays on a rostered basis.
  • You'll have a Current Class C Driver's Licence
  • Successful applicants will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
  • To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Ready to join us?

Applications will only be accepted through Council’s Web Recruitment system or through OURspace for current Council employees. Hard copy and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

To be considered, applicants must submit a:

  1. Cover letter (one page); and
  2. Current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please read the Position Description and resume-based application instructions before applying for this role.

RCC utilises a merit-based recruitment process which may include various testing methods, such as psychometric testing and requesting the submission of a short video application from candidates after the advertisement closes.

Specific information on the position (200809) can be obtained by contacting Michael Sowden on 0408 756 140. Applications for this position close at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 06/09/2023.


Climbing Arborist

Aussie Tree Solutions are looking to fill a position for a capable Climbing Arborist, minimum level 3 qualified.

They are based in Arana Hills but cover all of Brisbane and surrounding areas.

Must be able to lead a team daily and be able to work to Australian standards and follow Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

Prefer someone with EWP ticket but not essential.

This can be a full time position for the right person.

Must be reliable and responsible.

Call 0400 251 003



Family Tree Care have vacancies for an Arborist/Climber and ground support.

If you enjoy working in a team environment, are fit, reliable, and have a great attitude and work ethic, apply now.

Varied and interesting work, working within Redland City and surrounds.

Give the office a call on 07 3829 2331 (Mon-Fri 9am-12pm only) or email



Brisbane Tree Experts are expanding and are looking to hire two ground staff. Any experience with trees, landscaping or labouring background would be great. 

The work is physically demanding but rewarding. You must have a great attitude and be willing to take direction and thrive under pressure. 

Car licence is a must. MR licence is highly sort after. 

In return, we offer competitive rates and training will be provided for the right guy or girl. 

Start asap. 

Send your resume to


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Arborists wanted

Multiple positions available to join our team at River City Trees.

River City Trees is a family-owned company based on the north side of Brisbane. We have been operating from our yard in Warner for over 20 years servicing clients from the Sunshine Coast through to the Gold Coast. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service.

We currently have positions available for trained Arborists to join our tree crews. We provide services for residential, commercial, civil and local government clients across South East Qld which include tree pruning, hedging, tree removals and stump grinding. We are looking for hard working staff that would like to join our team and grow with the business.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Hard working, reliable and have good physical fitness
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Has a genuine interest in Arboriculture as a career

Desirable Criteria:

  • Industry experience
  • Knowledge of and ability to prune to AS4373:2007
  • Chainsaw ticket
  • Pruning and felling experience
  • Chipper experience
  • MR license (preferred)
  • Cert 3 in Arboriculture or equivalent (preferred)
  • EWP Ticket (preferred)
  • Construction Card (Mandatory)

Pay is dependent on experience. Between $35 - $45 

River City Trees operates Monday to Friday (occasional weekend work available in peak times)

We have a great culture here at River City Trees and are looking for candidates that are keen to work and learn.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to




Evergreen Tree Care Brisbane is expanding and would like to offer the right person the chance to come and work with a great team doing awesome work.

We are open to different skill sets and knowledge. Job is based in North Brisbane.
The correct applicant would be proficient at tree climbing and pruning. Advantages for truck license and a Certificate III but not essential. Training can be provided to the right mindset or attitude.
Please message or call on 0432 920 715.