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Supervising Town Planner

City of Gold Coast - Bundall, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Reference number

Employment status
Full Time

Economy Planning and Environment

Waterside East

Award - Classification
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 7 Step 3 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight

$102,011.14 to $107,938.57

Salary Details

Hours per week

Position summary

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About City Development Branch

Located in the Planning and Environment Directorate, the City Development Branch promotes sustainable development throughout the city that benefits the residents and the environment.

Key Position Responsibilities

The role is responsible for providing strategic leadership, support, development and management of a team of planning professionals in providing an end to end service across the range of planning related appeals that are currently in the Planning & Environment Court appeal process. The role is also responsible for Planning and Development Certificates.

The position occupant will ensure the effective case management (end to end process) of development applications and appeals. The position is responsible for giving specific advice and instructions in relation to the technical/town planning aspects of an appeal. The position is also responsible for the identification and communication of improvement opportunities in the Planning Scheme and associated policies and guidelines.

About You

  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including:
  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and staff management experience including the ability to mentor others, foster professional development and transfer knowledge, and manage/monitor performance
  • The ability to work collaboratively and productively within a multi-disciplinary team environment and foster good relationships with employees and clients.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and investigative skills/techniques
  • The ability to exercise initiative and judgement, and be innovative when dealing with non-routine matters
  • negotiation skills
  • the ability to present and articulate complex/technical matters (including education)
  • ability to write executive management/complex reports.

Mandatory qualifications/requirements

Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent knowledge.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and flexible working arrangements;
  • a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;

How to Apply

*** Please upload a current resume and cover letter. In your cover letter please outline how your skills and experience align with the key position responsibilities outlined above. Please keep the cover letter to a maximum of 2 pages in length ***

To apply for this position, you will be required to Sign Up to eRecruit and create a profile. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours.

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may will also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

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City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

Screening questions
Essential: Do you hold current Drivers Licence?
Essential: Do you hold a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or do you have the equivalent experience? Please provide details
Desirable: Explain your experience with managing planning appeals and/or planning and development certificates. Please provide details
Desirable: Explain your leadership experience and people management skills.
Desirable: Please outline your extensive knowledge (or the ability to quickly acquire) on the relevant legislation, Council’s Planning Scheme, local laws, policies and procedures related to planning and the appeals process?
Desirable: Please provide an example of when you have identified and implemented a continuous improvement.
Desirable: Can you please outline your communication and negotiation skills and experience and provide any examples that demonstrate this.

Contact person
Rachel Duncan

Contact number
07 55828284

Closing date

Bundall, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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