Social Infrastructure Planner

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role

Shoalhaven City Council’s Social Infrastructure Planning Team are seeking a Social Infrastructure Planner to join their team for 12 months in the Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

 

Duties

Reporting directly to the Social Infrastructure Planning Manager, the focus of this position is to:

  • Develop and implement strategic policies and projects to ensure the provision of programs, assets and infrastructure to improve social outcomes in the community
  • Engage and communicate with stakeholders and advocate for social infrastructure needs

 

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Completion of or near completion of recognised tertiary qualifications in a field such as recreation planning, regional planning, cultural planning, social or urban and regional or town planning (or related tertiary qualifications), providing eligibility for corporate membership of the Planning Institute of Australia
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant environmental planning legislation and ability to interpret legislation such as the Local Government Act 1993, Crown Land Management Act 2016 and Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
  • Experience in a strategic planning environment & knowledge of legislation relevant to strategic planning in a local government context will determining grade placement.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
  • Process of obtaining or has completed a Degree in recreation planning, regional planning, cultural planning, social planning or urban and regional planning, town planning or equivalent. Alternatively, the person has a Graduate Diploma in relevant planning field.
  • Demonstrated experience (approx. 1 year) within a planning environment and working knowledge of Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment & Act, and Crown Land Management Act.
  • Completed a Degree in recreation planning, regional planning, cultural planning, social planning or urban and regional planning, town planning or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience (approx. 4 years) within a planning environment and intermediate working knowledge of Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment & Act, and Crown Land Management Act.
  • Completed a Degree in recreation planning, regional planning, cultural planning, social planning or urban and regional planning, town planning or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience (approx. 7 years) within a planning environment and thorough / proficient working knowledge of Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment & Act, and Crown Land Management Act.

 

Progression from a Grade 9 to a Grade 11 Strategic Planning position is subject to competencies being met and increased responsibilities and complexity of tasks being undertaken or managed.

Benefits

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

 

How to Apply

 

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. What are your qualifications and experience, and how do they make you a good fit for the position of Social Infrastructure Planner?
  3. In your experience how have you implemented the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993 and the Crown Land Management Act 2016?
  4. Tell us about your experience in delivering social infrastructure planning projects?


Contact:  Ryan SchulterSocial Infrastructure Planning Manager – 02 4429 3672


Applications Close: Thursday, 14 May 2021 (at Midnight)

 

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

 

 

Vacancy Description - Job Description - Social Infrastructure Planner.pdf (153 kB)
When applying for any Vacancies / Jobs please use: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.
Please do not use Internet Explorer 8 or earlier versions.