Senior Horticulturist


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment


Mount Tomah, Blue Mountains, NSW

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Salary starting from $ 71,711 p.a. + super



  • Ongoing, full-time role available
  • Mount Tomah, NSW location
  • Senior Horticulturist, Level 7/8, Salary starting from $ 71,711 + superannuation

About the role

As Senior Horticulturist, you will be ensuring the effective delivery of horticultural services including maintenance, programming, restoration, and preparation of horticultural assessments. You will also develop and implement WHS policies and manage and analyse plant records data for the living collections.

Overseeing a team of horticulturists, horticultural labourers and apprentices; you must be a positive team player who is able to work autonomously and lead form the front, ensuring the expected standard of work is maintained at all times. 

About you

Passionate about horticulture, you will enjoy working collaboratively with others and will be expected to take a pro-active attitude on the horticultural management and maintenance operations. You will have excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail along with a passion for plants and all things horticulture.

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination, operational maintenance and development of a large park or garden and/or leading teams.
  • A Horticultural trades certificate or equivalent skills and experience.
  • The ability to undertake fieldwork for extended periods (outside of normal working hours and on weekends if required) and the ability to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.
  • Eligible working rights in Australia

About Us

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

At the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney, we are responsible for the management and stewardship of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

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