Careers at Council

Below are the current vacancies at Hornsby Shire Council.

Apprentice Gardener
Applications close: 19/12/2021

Tree Management Officer
Applications close: 16/01/2022

Pennant Hills Library Assistant
Applications close: 09/12/2021

Labourer (2 positions)
Applications close: 09/01/2022

Building Certifier
Applications close: 07/12/2021

Communications Coordinator (2 positions)
Applications close: 03/01/2022

How to apply

It is very important your application shows you are a strong candidate for your chosen position. Please carefully read the information on preparing your application.

Hornsby Shire Council aims to be an employer of choice, offering many benefits to our valued staff that include:

  • Career development opportunities;
  • Study assistance;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Great work/life balance;
  • Flex-time or rostered days off;
  • Apprenticeships;
  • Active social club;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Employee Recognition and Rewards Scheme;
  • Motor Vehicle Novated Leasing for staff.

Hornsby Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to ensure that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to all applicants, regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexuality, transgender, carer’s responsibility, race/ethnicity or religious background. If you are selected for an interview, please advise us if you have any special requirements to assist you in attending the interview.

Councils for Gender Equality - Bronze AwardHornsby Shire Council is proud to be a recipient of the inaugural Bronze Award in the prestigious national 50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program through the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA).

The Bronze Award reflects a demonstrated commitment to improving and increasing gender equity within the local government workforce.

Our values underpin all that we do; they provide us with a shared vision of who we are and what we stand for as an organisation.


We provide a helpful and efficient service. We are local and know the neighbourhood


We are fair and reasonable. We are mindful of the best interest of all stakeholders in the decisions we make.


We listen and encourage open and transparent communication. We are respectful of all views.


We are resourceful and incorporate sustainable work practices. We seek to be innovative and do things better across all facets of our operations.

Hornsby Shire Council is made up of two units and four divisions:

Strategy and Place Unit, which includes Place Management, Strategy, and Communications and Engagement.

Risk, Audit and Business Improvement Unit, which includes Internal Audit, Business Improvement, and Risk and Insurance

Corporate Support Division, which includes Finance and Asset Management, People and Culture, Information, Communication and Technology, Land and Property and Governance and Customer Service.

Community and Environment Division, which includes Community Services, Libraries, Natural Resources, Parks, Trees and Recreation, and Waste and Cleansing.

Planning and Compliance Division, which includes Strategic Land Use Planning, Hornsby Town Centre, Development Assessments, and Compliance, Regulatory and Certification.

Infrastructure and Major Projects Division, which includes Major Projects, Design and Construction, Traffic Engineering, Asset Works, and Aquatics* (Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Brickpit).

For more information, see the Management page or download the Organisational Structure - 33kb.

*A longer term transition place of Aquatics to Community and Environment Division.

If you would like to know more about our organisation download About Hornsby Shire and Council - 290kb.