Development Planner

About Shoalhaven Council
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 107,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages.

About the role
Council is currently recruiting for a Development Planner. This position is full time/permanent working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and will be based at the Ulladulla Branch Office located at 14 Deering Street, Ulladulla reporting to the Senior Planner – Anne McDonald.

The successful applicant may also be required to undergo training and work from the Nowra Administration Centre at 36 Bridge Road, Nowra as required.

The Development Planner position is a grade range position, therefore in accordance with qualifications, accreditation, experience and demonstrated skills, the prospective employee will be assessed (based on the capability framework) either as Grade 9, 10 or 11 as per below.

  • Grade 9 salary range: $74,082 – $86,240
  • Grade 10 salary range: $81,819 – $93,982
  • Grade 11 salary range: $89,562 – $101,719

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 is based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

The focus of this position is to:

  • Assist in the administration of applicable Acts so as to achieve the best built environment, health, welfare and well-being of the whole community and to ensure achievement of the objectives of Council’s Management Plan and Council’s levels of customer service.
  • Provide for the protection, promotion and improvement of the natural and built environment, and public amenity and safety in order to achieve the objectives of Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to the public on development related matters.
  • To manage, assess and process development assessments under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (incorporating matters such as other approvals, eg section 68, and integrated approvals).

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

  • Completion or near completion of recognised tertiary qualifications in a field such as 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 Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

The criteria shown above is the minimum qualification and accreditation. Additional criteria/capabilities are outlined in Development Planner job description with the capability framework.

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

  • Variable Working Hours - Access to 1 day off every 3 weeks
  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • Flexible working options
  • 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. Please confirm which role you are applying for and list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. What level of experience do you possess in the assessment and determination of development applications?

Contact:  Peter JohnstonLead Development Services (02) 4429 8925

Applications Close: Wednesday, 12 October 2022 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

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

Vacancy Description - Development Planner and Building Surveyor Job Description and Framework Sept 2022.pdf (245 kB)
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