Senior Strategic Planner – Growth (Up to 12 months)

November 17, 2021

Job Location: Sydney South West & M5 Corridor
Employer: Wollondilly Shire Council

  • Picton location
  • Temporary Full-Time (Up to 12 months)
  • Salary from $100,759 + 10% Superannuation
  • Leaseback Vehicle
  • Flexible working arrangements

Do you have a Degree qualification in Town planning or similar? Do you have at least 3 years’ experience with a passion for providing exceptional customer service to our local community?

Wollondilly Shire Council covers a Local Government Area of approximately 2,560km2 of pristine bushland, crystal clear waterways and unique towns and villages that are home to close-knit communities. We are experiencing a time of significant growth and require suitably qualified and experienced professionals to go on this exciting journey with us.

There are a number of benefits to working at Wollondilly Shire Council in addition to the positive, supportive work culture our employees possess and promote on a daily basis, including:

  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Educational Assistance Program

We currently have vacancy in our Sustainable Growth team to help make Wollondilly an even better place, together. As the Senior Strategic Planner – Growth, your day will consist of, but not be limited to:

  • Effectively communicate and promote Council’s policies to the community, staff, industry and other agencies including community engagement through the public exhibition process.
  • Communicate, influence and negotiate effectively with all levels across the organisation, Government departments and the public on all matters relating to strategic planning in a professional and politically sensitive manner.
  • Provide clear, concise and professional advice to Executive, Council, Developers and the public through reports, written and oral advice in relation to rezoning, precinct/master/structure plans, development control plans and strategic matters relating to growth areas.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their competency for the position by meeting the following essential criteria:

  • Degree qualifications in Town Planning or related field.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
    • Assessment of land capability having regard to legislation.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the legislative process applicable to Local Government as they relate to strategic land use planning.
  • Current NSW Class C Driver’s Licence.

 Further Information: Edith Barnes, Executive Planner – Growth Areas on 02 4677 9780.

Closing Date: 5:00pm Friday, 3 December 2021.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply via Council’s website, Wollondilly Employment Opportunities and answer the position specific selection criteria as listed in this advertisement.

Those not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Preferred applicants will be required to undertake a pre-placement medical. This includes drug and alcohol screening. The preferred applicant may also be required to undertake Police Background, Credential and Bankruptcy Checks.

In accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2020 all positions are engaged Monday to Sunday except as otherwise provided.

Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to workplace diversity.

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