Vacancy Details

Gardening Assistant 


  • Full – Time | Permanent Role 
  • Salary ranges from $63,140 to $66,502 + superannuation & Allowances 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

To assist in the delivery of services to the specified standard for the programmed work allocated to the gardens team. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Provide support to other, natural resource, roads, parks & gardens teams by working with them when they require additional labour and plant resources. The objective being an integrated works team that utilises all of council’s resources across all teams when the need arises.  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for all maintenance tasks associated with the gardens team.  
  • Assist in the selection and implementation of Traffic Control Plans (TCP’s) for all maintenance tasks associated with the gardens team.  
  • Accurately complete timesheets in accordance with the business units operating procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as directed by your supervisor coordinator, team leader and manager. 
  • Assist with the delivery of all maintenance activities that relate to the role including but not limited to trees & shrubs, garden beds, grass & turf, pest & weeds, park furniture, fences & gates, irrigation and other horticultural activities. 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  1. Relevant qualifications in gardening or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. 
  2. Demonstrated experience in gardening/mechanical maintenance. 
  3. Proven ability to follow instructions and work according to established processes. 
  4. Ability to provide good customer service and ensure the quality of work outputs. 


How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Team Leader Gardens - Michael Power – (02) 6022 9377 |  


Applications close 11.59pm, 19 February 2024. 

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at