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Reference Number 13685
Position Title Planning Officer
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA031- QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA063- QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Planning Officer - Fixed Term Position - 12 Months

Salary Range: $66,550.35 - $91,465.95 per annum
Location: 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns Qld
Department:
Planning & Environment
Branch:
Planning, Developmment and Property
Applications Close:
Monday, 20 September 2021

Situated in tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a thriving vibrant city framed by world class attractions such as the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics - Daintree Rainforest and nearby Atherton Tablelands and outback Savannah regions. We are the 14th largest city in Australia with a great community spirit, but with all of the benefits of a capital city.  With short commutes, affordable property, low cost of living, excellent access to education and training and great schools it is definitely the place to be! 

Here at Cairns Regional Council with our purpose to “serve the community”, we are committed to providing a sustainable liveable city that enhances our unique lifestyle and enriches our community and region. Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you! 

We are now seeking an innovative, highly performing, suitably experienced and qualified Planning professional to join our team now. 

Reporting to the Team Leader Planning, the key objectives of this position is to: 

  • Undertake the assessment of development applications under limited supervision, ranging through simple applications to significant/complex applications as determined by the Coordinator Development Assessment and/or Manager Development & Regulatory Services.
  • Ensure that statutory requirements and Council’s expectations in relation to the assessing and processing of development applications are complied with and carried out as part of a team for the benefit of the Branch.
  • Update Council’s Development Assessment On-Line tracking systems.
  • Undertake or manage specific planning projects when required. 

To be considered for this role you will require: - 

  • An undergraduate, graduate or post graduate qualifications in town planning from a recognised university or other tertiary education institution or equivalent.
  • Substantial planning experience, preferably within a Local Government environment or similar
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • A sound knowledge of and skills in interpreting and applying the Planning Act 2016 and any replacements of that act and any associated Legislation.
  • Well-developed Information Technology, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, Council Officers, and the development industry.

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 19-day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you possess undergraduate, graduate or post graduate qualifications in town planning from a recognised university or other tertiary education institution or equivalent?
Essential: Do you have well-developed Information Technology, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, Council Officers and the development industry?
Essential: Do you have planning experience within a Local Government environment or similar?
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 jobs@cairns.qld.gov.au
Closing Date 20/09/2021
Position Description
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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.