Environmental Planning Officer

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Work type: Temporary Full Time
Classification: Band 6 ($83,508 - $90,180 pa)
Categories: Town & Statutory Planning, Environment & Sustainability

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Sustainability and Environmental Planning team and you will be responding to planning referrals and providing policy and technical advice on a range of environmental issues including biodiversity conservation, stormwater management and sustainability.  You will work closely with Council staff, consultants, industry groups, developers and contractors to meet statutory planning requirements, and in the development and implementation of strategies and policies.

This is a temporary full-time position for five months.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing environmental input into statutory planning applications and strategic planning initiatives.
  • Undertake site inspections of development application sites and ensure compliance with required environmental legislation and relevant planning permit conditions.
  • Providing assistance and advice to Council staff undertaking construction and maintenance works to ensure that planning permit conditions and legislative requirements are adhered to.
  • Providing staff training in relation to planning permit processes and environmental legislation (as required).
  • Responding to and supporting sustainability initiatives as they emerge internally and external of Council.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Town Planning, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science with experience in environmental planning in a service-delivery organisation.
  • Sound knowledge of the Victorian Planning System within local government and understanding of the Victorian Native Vegetation Clearing Guidelines.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge to interpret town planning legislation and statutory planning processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a large range of internal and external stakeholders.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries:   Benjamin Southby | 0468521780 | BSouthby@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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