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Your interest in employment opportunities at Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is welcomed. The Authority actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people in our workplace. We encourage all people, including those with disability, Aboriginal Australians, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for vacant positions.

Applicants should read the Job Application Guidelines and the Job Description for each position. It is strongly recommended that you read this information as it will assist you in producing a correctly formatted job application. You may also be interested in our employment principles.

Application kits containing information found on this website can be obtained by phoning (+61 8) 9480 3613 (24 hour answering machine).

All current job vacancies will be posted to this page. Please contact the Human Resources Officer for further information.

Closing Date: 4.00 pm (AWST) Monday 12 March 2018 - Late or pro forma applications will not be accepted.

Position Title: Arborist
Location: Kings Park
Position Number: 96000050
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority General Agreement 2018 Level 4.1
Wage: $60,706 per annum
Full Time – One (1) year contract (with possible extension or permanency)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified full time Arborist to join our small but passionate Arboriculture team, responsible for high standards of tree care and management within Kings Park and Bold Park. This position will play an active role in team activities and coordination of works, and requires specific demonstrated experience in Arboricultural tree climbing and rigging techniques. It offers great exposure to current and diverse arboriculture techniques and is available for one (1) year with the possibility of extension or permanency. This vacancy is being offered on a fixed-term basis as the future budget is not yet resolved.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden has iconic status as Perth’s premier park incorporating the Western Australian Botanic Garden, expansive treed parklands and around 270 hectares of remnant bushland. It is the most visited tourist destination in Perth and offers a prestigious work environment to its employees, among some of the highest profile gardens in the State. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority also manages Bold Park, an outstanding 437 hectare coastal bushland reserve ten kilometres west of Perth.

A psychometric assessment may form part of the selection process.

Substantive Equality Statement

Your interest in employment opportunities at Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is welcomed. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people in our workplace. We encourage all people, including those with disability, Aboriginal Australians, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for vacant positions.

Application submission instructions

  1. Please read the Job Application Guidelines and the pdfJob Description Form62.25 KB.
  2. All applications must include a completed pdfApplication for Vacancy Form122.21 KB.
  3. You may call (+61 8) 9480 3613 to have these documents mailed to you.
  4. Posted applications are preferred however you can email your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (+61 8) 9322 5064.
  5. For emailed applications, ensure your application is in PDF or MS Word format.

Correspondence to applicants will primarily be made through email, so please ensure you provide an email address in your application.

Applicants who are found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Further position related enquiries

Jeremy Thomas
Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3660
(Not to be contacted for information packages)

Queen's Baton Relay closures

Road closures will occur in Kings Park on Sunday 25 February 2018 for the Queen's Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from February to April 2018 due to concert events.

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