Development Assessment Officer (Graduate)

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Change your lifestyle and live and work in a vibrant community and great coastal environment.

Ballina Shire Council is situated on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 20 minutes from Byron Bay and one hour from the Gold Coast. The shire is a popular tourism destination with pristine beaches, rainforest retreats and hinterland hideaways.



We have an exciting graduate opportunity for an energetic and suitably qualified (or near qualified) individual. Reporting to the Coordinator Development Assessment, you will be responsible for the assessment and processing of development applications, and for the provision of advice and support to meet community needs and to achieve planning outcomes.

In this role you will have the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in a fast-paced working environment. 

To be successful you will bring

  • Behaviour that positively demonstrates Council’s values of: creative, accessible, respect, energetic and safe.
  • Recent or substantial completion of tertiary qualifications in Town Planning or a related field.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven competency with the Microsoft Office suite, namely Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team that has a focus on delivering quality customer service within set timeframes.

The rewards

  • An annual salary range of $68,700 to $88,900 (plus 11% superannuation) dependent upon skills, experience and qualifications.
  • Support and mentoring by highly experienced and professional staff.
  • 19 day month working arrangement. Council is currently trialling a range of flexible working options. Subject to operational requirements, full time office staff will have access to a nine day fortnight, with a thirty minute lunch break. For the duration of the trial arrangement, staff will also have the option to apply to work a compressed four day work week, subject to operational requirements and approval.
  • Fitness Passport membership options.
  • An inclusive culture where all our people are valued, EEO, diversity and differences are respected.
  • An absolute focus on our peoples’ safety and well being.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Generous Award workplace conditions.

Click here to view the Position Description and Information Package.

Applications close

11.30pm on Friday 21 June 2024

Specific enquiries

Andrew Smith | Manager Development Services | 02 6686 1249

How to apply

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
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  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:21st Jun 2024, 12:00 am


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