Monday, February 28, 2005

Overqualified trainee tree surgeon required

As the daunting search for paid employment continues, I had a look in Wellington City Council jobs for something in the entry-level department. Trainee Arborist sounded promising, until I saw the unbelievably high standard of applicant required:
  • You must have demonstrated experience leading a team of arborists.
  • The person we are looking for will have a comprehensive knowledge of arboriculture and all practices associated with arboriculture.
  • We are looking for a person who has an arboricultural qualification, including experience with very large tree removals using different rigging techniques and cranes or helicopters.
With that much knowledge behind them, what else is there for a trainee to learn? Geez, the head tree suregon must have a PhD in aboriculturonomy or something.