Careers at Council

Job Description 


Salary: $2,045 to $2,280 per fortnight, plus 10.5% superannuation and an RDO per fortnight.

Appointed salary in this range will be based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

Enjoy working on a variety of outdoor tasks in the beautiful surroundings of Hornsby Shire Council. Have the opportunity to work in a team to maintain and service parks, sporting facilities, and other infrastructure.

About us

Hornsby Shire is located on Sydney’s upper north shore, approximately 25 kilometers north of the Sydney CBD. Known as the ‘Bushland Shire’, our local government area is characterized by bushland comprising a national park, major waterways, natural reserves, and a rural landscape. The rest of the Shire combines urban, rural, and open spaces.

About the role

You will be required to drive and work in one of our roadside crews, maintaining nature strip areas and park facilities. Also assisting other teams within the Parks Service Unit and other sections of the council.

You may be required to help other other crews with their day-to-day work, including but not limited to mowing oval surrounds, cleaning amenities, and servicing parks and other infrastructure within the shire.

You will be required to drive and maintain Council trucks and operate ride-on mowers and other small plants and equipment.

About you

You will need to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines as set by the Parks Service Unit Supervisors. Good physical fitness is important as the person is required to carry out manual laboring tasks.

A high standard of service is necessary as the person is required to take appropriate action in response to a variety of demands. Good listening and communication skills are essential to ensure directions and instructions are carried out safely, promptly, and accurately.

Benefits of working with us!

We pride ourselves on having a fantastic culture with a genuine appreciation for work-life balance. Visit and click on ‘what we offer’ to learn about the wonderful benefits available at Hornsby Council.

Please note that you are required to be double vaccinated to work in this position and to attend an interview.

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: 11.30 pm on Sunday 4 June 2023

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