Arboricultural Officer Grade 7, £25,549 to £31,370 (inclusive of local weighting), full time, 37 hours per week, permanent. Based in Hertford. Closing date is Friday 16 February 2018 at 12pm.
Set in attractive rolling countryside, East Hertfordshire has a great deal to offer people who live and work locally in the area. The small towns and villages stand in an area of great natural beauty, with winding country lanes, nestling in the shallow valleys of the many rivers and streams that criss-cross the district.
We administer over 500 Tree Preservation Orders and trees in 42 Conservation Areas and are beginning to develop a Tree Strategy to outline the principals we follow to manage our trees responsibly and effectively.
We are looking to appoint a self-motivated, proactive person to join an enthusiastic department focussed upon looking after the environment to a high standard. Main responsibilities will be to determine applications for tree work and conservation area notices within set timescales and to provide a professional arboricultural service to the Council, advising on all matters relating to the protection and care of trees.
The successful candidate will have a recognised qualification in arboriculture and an excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relating to trees and hedgerows.
Good communication skills are essential as well as the ability to deal with challenging situations and people using tact and diplomacy. You must have experience of working in a similar arboricultural post in a local authority and be able to manage your own workload efficiently, to plan for long term tasks alongside a busy day to day schedule.
You will have experience of enforcement in relation to illegal tree work to collate evidence and conduct interviews and will provide arboricultural advice in respect of subsidence or damage claims against the Council relating to its own tree stock.
You should be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and other computerised systems to manage output and customer enquiries.
It is important that you have the ability to travel across the District and be able to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings. The successful applicant will be eligible for the following benefits:
Competitive pension scheme, 24 to 28 days annual leave and flexible working options. How to apply
For a confidential and informal discussion about this post, please contact Ian Sharratt, Leisure and Parks Development Manager on 01992 531525.
Full details and how to apply can be found https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/36148/Arboricultural-Officer
Closing date: Friday
16th February at 12pm. CVs will not be accepted.
Interviews will take place week commencing 12th