Senior Development Assessment Officer / Development Assessment Officer

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 10/11/2020

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 72,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

  • Exciting, rewarding career opportunities
  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

 

We are committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation and is represented by our AR Bluett Memorial Award 2019 for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

This commitment is further demonstrated by the development Application Strategy which was a Finalist to the Local Government Awards for 2020 for Service Delivery.

The role:

We are seeking a Senior Development Assessment Officer and a Development Assessment Officer to complement a growing and fast paced team.

As a Senior Development Assessment Officer you will use your extensive experience to assess and determine complex development applications ensuring compliance with legislation & Council policy. The role will provide coaching and guidance to staff.   

As a Development Assessment Officer, you will be involved in all aspects of the development application process including assessment and determination, pre-lodgement advice and responding to customers and other internal staff.

Our team provides an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth.  We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and skilled person to join us and be part of a group that will lead the City Development - Planning team through a historic and dynamic period of growth.

We offer:

  • Full Time position, up to 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time
  • Opportunity to work across diverse areas in the development application space as well as an opportunity to gain exposure in the urban release areas
  • Great organisational culture with a professional and dynamic team environment
  • Access to Local Government benefits such as LSL after 5 years, Purchased annual leave, Parental leave options, Fitness Passport and more..

 

The Senior Development Assessment Officer is a re-advertised position, previous applicants need not apply again.  

You will be required to assess and determine complex development applications that delivers enhanced quality outcomes for the Community and Council.  The role will also provide opportunities to be involved in mentoring other staff. 

  • Salary up to $1,858.28 per week depending on qualifications, skills and experience, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fully Maintained leaseback vehicle or vehicle allowance may be offered
  • For further information, click here for the position description.

 

As the Development Assessment Officer will be required to assess and determine complex development applications to ensure a customer focused approach that delivers enhanced quality outcomes for the Community and Council.  

  • Salary up to $1,490.48 per week depending on qualifications, skills and experience, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fully Maintained leaseback vehicle or vehicle allowance may be offered
  • For further information, click here for the position description.

 

For enquiries, please contract Jessica Saunders, Principal Planner - Development Assessment on 0436 688 423 (Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm).

 

Closing date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 at 11:30pm.

 

Interested?

Apply now... Complete the application below by answering the questions, describing how your skills and experience are relevant to the position.  

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For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria, please view our Guide To Applying.

 

Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.

 

Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.