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Reference Number 14052
Position Title Coordinator Development Services (Planning)
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA081- QLGO-Lev 8.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA085- QLGO-Lev 8.5 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Coordinator Development Services (Planning)

  • Key Leadership Role | Local Government Opportunity
  • Lifestyle | Excellent Employee Benefits | 5 weeks Annual Leave / 19 Day Month Work Roster
  • Shape the Growing Cairns Region | Development Facilitation Role 
  • Salary Range: $107,470.82 to $120,895.22 per annum

About the role:  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high performing, suitability qualified and highly experienced development or planning professional to join our team in this key leadership role as our Coordinator Development Services (Planning).  

Specifically, the role will lead the day-to-day operations of the Development Services (Planning) team in a way that facilitates development and maintains a collaborative working approach with industry consultants.  

The role will be an important escalation point for industry consultants to resolve emerging issues, so negotiation and stakeholder management is fundamental to the role.  

We are midway through an exciting change management process that seeks to ensure we are leaders in the delivery of development services. This role has key responsibilities for shaping this future direction and bringing knowledge about innovative approaches to service delivery.  

Reporting to the Executive Manager Development and Planning, the purpose of this position is to lead, support and provide guidance to the Development Assessment team whilst working in collaboration with the Coordinator Development Services (Engineering) to oversee the operations and strategic direction of the Development Services Unit.

About you:  

To be successful in this role you will require a high level of experience and demonstrated knowledge of the development and planning process, including knowledge about development assessment processes. 

You will also be a natural participative style leader who is a strategic, innovative thinker with a firm understanding of development processes, project management, planning and ideally, Local Government.  

Your communication and interpersonal skills will be second to none, including your ability use tact, diplomacy whilst building and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external customers. 

An outcomes-based approach to managing tight deadlines and competing interests will be a key pillar of the role – as well as nurturing and mentoring our existing high performing team.  

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline.  

If you enjoy a real challenge and have a passion for the community and working for Local Government, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19-day month (1 day off per month)
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Fitness Passport - subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

Applications Close: Sunday, 7 August 2022.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit, see Position Description.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a tertiary degree in a relevant discipline such as Planning, Development or Engineering?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 07/08/2022
Position Description
Information Kit - Coordinator Development Services (Planning) CD236 #14052.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.