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Coordinator Planning and Development

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Job Ref:  10082
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  QLGIA (A) Level 8 = $96,005.748 - $107,367.85 p.a

Coordinator Planning and Development

Reporting directly to the Manager Planning & Environment, the Coordinator Development & Planning plans, organises, coordinates and provides direction and oversight for all activities and operations of the Development and Planning unit in accordance with established legislation and procedures. The Coordinator will also be responsible for making decisions in his/her area of responsibility covering a multi-disciplinary team making recommendations to the Manager Planning & Environment.

Key Responsibilities for the role include:

  1. Service delivery. Holds overall responsibility for the successful delivery of ‘case load’ of applications and compliance matters associated with development assessment, strategic land use planning, development engineering, building and plumbing regulation, para-planning education and development.
  2. Technical skills and expertise. Ability to understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies legislation applicable to the functions within local government development and planning unit.
  3. Information delivery. Producing high standard reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines with the unit.
  4. People management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work teams and individual employees with in the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
  5. Strategic and business planning. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in developing and implementing strategic and business plans across the unit and section to achieve organisational goals.
  6. Project management. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-medium term projects.
  7. Teamwork. Working collaboratively across the organisation, sharing knowledge and experiences. Identification of potential opportunities for innovation and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Council’s operations.

You application must address the 7 key responsibilities points and demonstrate your skills and experience in the following mandatory requirements:

  • Degree qualifications in Bachelor Urban and Regional Town Planning or similar.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in a town planning (or related) role with Local government experience preferred.
  • High level technical knowledge and experience in interpreting and complying with relevant Planning, Building, Plumbing and Environment legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and support a team of multi-disciplinary employees within a political environment to achieve required outcomes.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication and high-quality negotiation skills to respond to matters as they arise.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, consultation and implementation of strategic documents such as masterplans, planning policies and planning instruments.
  • Specialised knowledge and/or proven experience of working with a Queensland local government strategic planning or related business environment and processes including relevant legislation, policies and procedures, including the Planning Act 2016 and experience in their application.
  • Demonstrated high standard of report writing, presentation and networking skills.
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

As part of the interview process you are required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Qualification Check
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview

For further information about the role please refer to the position description or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager
Planning and Environment on 1300 242 686.


Applications close: 12 noon, Monday 23 July 2018

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