Gardener (Multiple Opportunities)

City of Sydney Full Time Permanent 8/09/2023

Division: City Services 

Unit: City Greening & Leisure  

Salary: AUD $72,822.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Inner-City

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement 


Caring for our city, creating a future for all


Our people are passionate about their communities and connected to their teams. They’re motivated by our genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our clear, compelling plan for our global city: Sustainable Sydney 2030 – 2050 Continuing the Vision.


Be part of a purpose-led organisation, with care at its core. You’ll make a difference by acting in the best interests of our communities and city. Be better together with collaborative and inclusive partnerships. Embrace possibilities and be open to new ideas and creating bold solutions. 


The City is seeking a qualified Gardeners to join our dedicated team responsible for the care and maintenance of over 400 parks, gardens, sporting fields and open spaces across the City. 


You will supervise and mentor Council workers and apprentices to deliver best practice horticulture and landscape services to the community and local stakeholders.


You will ensure that all tasks are completed in an effective, efficient and safe manner in line with the City's Safe Work Procedures and other service specifications.


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Horticulture Certificate III in Parks and Gardens or Tertiary and Graduate qualifications in a related discipline 
  • experience using computers, iPads and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, or other platforms
  • a current NSW recognised Drivers Licence and willing to obtain an MR Class licence 
  • demonstrated ability to plan and execute horticultural work tasks, including chemical application.


At the City of Sydney you’ll join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – creating great things for our city’s dynamic future.


To apply: Upload your resume and respond to the application questions to show how you meet the role’s requirements. Select 'Apply' to complete your online application.


The successful applicant is required to complete a pre-employment health declaration and pre-employment medical examination.


Position description: View or download the position description 


Applications must be submitted online by 11.59pm, Sunday 8 October 2023.


For further information contact: Jeff Duncum, Parks Operations Coordinator on 02 9265 9333.


A challenging and rewarding career: Why joining the City of Sydney might be the right move for you.


We offer a teams-based approach to flexibility. Our flexible working benefits include 26 week parental leave, paid partner leave of 10 weeks and paid super for up to 52 weeks of parental leave. You’ll have the opportunity to work a 19-day month with flexible working options.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and celebrate a workplace as diverse as our communities. We’re passionate about gender balance in the workplace, with an executive team that is two-thirds female and 50% of our leadership roles held by women.


We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and LGBTIQA+ communities to join us. 


We’re a disability confident recruiter. If you identify as a person with disability and require support for your application contact or 02 9265 9333.