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Graduate Town Planner

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is seeking to recruit a full-time Graduate Town Planner on a contract ending January 2024. An opportunity to develop a career in a challenging and exciting working environment, the successful candidate will be a team player who possesses excellent communication skills, displays a professional attitude under pressure and is a passionate, curious, innovative and smart individual. If you have a desire to get the best outcome in any situation for the applicant and community while operating within the relevant legislative requirements and tight time frames then this could be the position which launches your career. Reporting to the Coordinator Development, responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide responses to verbal and written requests for advice from applicants and the public as Councils first point of contact for development and planning matters,
  • Provide planning and development information to customers across Council offices as part of a counter enquiry and telephone enquiry team,
  • Deliver the day to day routine activities associated with Development Assessment Service and fully inform the Coordinator Development of any matter arising that needs to be reported to Council,
  • Issue certificates under s10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • Assess and report on development and other applications (including S4.55 applications) made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the Local Government Act and related legislation,
  • Facilitate the processing of applications within statutory requirements and Council policies and procedures, in accordance with performance goals,
  • Facilitate investigation of instances of non-compliance with development consents and initiate enforcement actions where appropriate in consultation with Coordinator Development

Essential Criteria 

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications (degree level or above) in town planning or related field or working toward a degree level qualification in town planning
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act, the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation
  • Proven high level of oral and written communication skills including community consultation, report writing and verbal presentation
  • Demonstrated experience in providing effective quality customer service as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to produce work within established time frames and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working cooperatively and productively as part of a team in accordance with Council’s core values
  • Sound interpersonal negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer applications
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence, ongoing employment is conditional on maintaining this licence
Submitting your application Good applications make a positive impression and can lead to an interview or further assessment. Don’t apply just for the sake of it. Select the right job for you and prepare a strong (and accurate) application highlighting your skills, abilities and experience, and how they meet the requirements of the job. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to be successful in this role by telling us more about you, why you want to work with us and by addressing the essential and desirable criteria as outlined in the Position Description.Applications close midnight, Thursday 6 July 2022Enquiries  For any enquiries relating the role, please email Workforce Management At Snowy Monaro Regional Council, we are committed to providing EEO and embracing diversity. We are an inclusive workforce which reflects the unique region, community, and customers we serve. In addition to providing an encouraging and positive environment, Council is a smoke free work environment. Please advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process or perform the requirements of the role.
Closed a month ago
Closed a month ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Architecture, Design and User Experience, Industrial

  • Locations:

    New South Wales,

  • Closing Date:7th Jul 2022, 12:00 am


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