Planning Officer (Ref: 804) – Part Time

Employment Details
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2021 04:00 PM

About the position:

The Planning Officer position implements the City’s town planning objectives through the processing of applications and dealing with enquiries relating to zoning, subdivision, development and use of land.

This is a permanent part time opportunity working 21 hours per week over three days.

Key accountabilities:

  • Respond to general enquiries (personal, written or telephone) relating to zoning, subdivision, development/use of land, Council’s Local Planning Schemes, policies, relevant Acts, Local laws or Regulations, and where appropriate the application of proper town planning principles.
  • Process town planning applications in accordance with the provisions of the Local Planning Schemes and policies.
  • Assist with the implementation of Council resolutions and provide regular reports to the Coordinator Statutory Planning on progress of action.
  • Assist and contribute towards the identification, development, implementation and review of guidelines, policies and procedures in relation to town planning.

For further information view the position description: Planning Officer Ref: 804

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Neraida Browne, Coordinator Statutory Planning on 08 9956 6648.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant will have a degree in Town Planning and relevant experience or lesser qualification with significant experience. Additionally, the position requires comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and current town planning requirements, principles and practices within Western Australia.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary starting from $85,546 per annum pro rata or $43.29 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation 
  • 22 Annual Leave days per annum pro rata
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

To be considered for this vacancy, you must include the following documents in your application:

  1. A completed Application Form (to enable the E-Form, save the document to your computer desktop)
  2. A current resume
  3. A document addressing each of the selection criteria outlined in the roles position description (please refer to Information for Applicants for further details)

Applications should be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer at or sent to: City of Greater Geraldton, PO Box 101, Geraldton WA 6531 by 4pm, Friday 29 January 2021


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