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Senior Development Officer Planning


Salary Range - $93,334 - $99,512 per annum + super

Full-time, Ongoing Position


Who we are:

The City of Salisbury is a local government entity and encompasses an area of 158km2. We are a customer focused organisation, providing essential services to residents and visitors, in a dynamic and flexible working environment.

We are a progressive, sustainable and connected community, where we celebrate our employee’s and community’s diversity and where people are valued and feel safe, included, connected and have a sense of belonging.

To deliver the best service to our customers we strive for a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse workforce brings to our organisation.

Our values (ReACH) encompass Respect, Accountability, Collaboration and Helpfulness. Do you want to work in a team based environment, delivering projects for the benefit of the community?

The role:

An opportunity exists to join the City of Salisbury’s Development Services Division in the key role of Senior Development Officer Planning.

As an experienced planning professional with a capacity to mentor others, you will use your skills and enthusiasm to work alongside the community, industry and other stakeholders to facilitate positive development outcomes within Salisbury.

Critical to your success in this role will be your excellent written and verbal communication skills, well-honed negotiation skills and your ability to apply these skills in a pragmatic and relevant way.

Specialist Skills, Required Knowledge and Conditions:

  • A degree or post graduate qualification in Planning.
  • Extensive Knowledge of the relevant planning and development legislation and associated codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate outcomes on complex development issues.
  • A capacity to mentor others.

What’s in it for you?

Be part of the leadership group to a hard-working dedicated team, making a difference to the community delivering on an exceptional customer experience with the flexibility to manage what’s important through an excellent work life balance. Career development opportunity in a supportive work environment.

Remuneration is dependent on relevant skills and experience and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Further information is available by accessing the Position Description.

People who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, as well as people of culturally diverse backgrounds and of diverse abilities, are encouraged to apply.

Specific enquiries can be made to Chris Carrey, Team Leader Planning, on 8406 8461.

Applications should address the selection criteria, and can be submitted by clicking ‘Apply Online’.  Applications close Wednesday 26 January at 5.00pm.

The City of Salisbury strongly encourages its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. If the position you are applying for is a mandated position, it is a condition of employment that you are vaccinated and to supply evidence of your vaccination.

Job Ref: AH000336
Submitted: 12-01-2022

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