Town Planners

Apply now Job no: 495377
Work type: Permanent Full Time, Temporary Full Time
Classification: Band 5 ($70,440 - $80,082 pa)
Categories: Building Services, Town & Statutory Planning

About the City Development Department
This department is part of our Planning, Design and Development Division, and is responsible for the provision of information, advice and assistance regarding municipal building services, planning permits, planning scheme amendments and rezoning.


About the Role
This position provides an effective and efficient service to facilitate the assessment and issue of permits and approvals for all forms of proposed developments. This also involves providing a professional and customer focused advisory service.

One permanent full-time and one temporary full-time (March 2021) positions available.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role will include:

  1. Assisting with the investigation and evaluation of development applications within a team environment.
  2. Analysing applications to determine compliance with relevant legislation and ensuring applications are dealt with in the prescribed time limits.
  3. Assisting with the issue of Town Planning permits within the team to provide a coordinated responsive service delivery.
  4. Assisting with the coordination of input from various government departments and the general public to meet deadlines as set.
  5. Preparing correspondence in relation to Council decisions and enquiries from the public.
  6. Providing clients with a professional and up to date advisory service and assisting the public with enquiries.
  7. Assisting with necessary legal action to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, local laws, policies and procedures of the City of Greater Geelong.
  8. Representing the City of Greater Geelong in public forums, legal proceedings and appeal hearings.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in Town Planning or Urban Studies.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and ability to interpret town planning legislation and practices and associated legislation.
  • Awareness of current trends and issues affecting town planning.
  • Well- developed analytical, investigative, interpretative and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage change and be innovative.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description button to view more information about this position, and Apply now to submit your application. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Enquiries: John Rush | 03 5272 4033 | John.Rush@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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