Statutory Planner

Hybrid work model work from home and our Officer locationShape the future of Cardinia’s activity centres, townships and regionsBand 5, starting $71,766 + super +monthly ADO!About us    Cardinia Shire is one of the state’s fastest -growing municipalities, located 55 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s central business district, it boasts a unique combination of urban and rural areas creating a diverse and vibrant community. Working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future are the three cornerstones of our culture, helping Council to deliver on strategy.  About the Role.Imagine being at the forefront of shaping the future of Cardinia Shire, where every day is an opportunity to make a lasting impact. As a Statutory planner at Cardinia, you will work alongside a friendly and engaged team managing multiple planning applications you will have the opportunity to be exposed to a large and unique landscape that includes coastline, state-significant agricultural and industrial land and suburbs and townships with unique character and values.The role will see you collaborating with key stakeholders - such as the community, public authorities and applicants - to deliver great planning outcomes. In doing so, you will be exposed to a planning scheme that reflects the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Shire, such as bushfire management, environmental protection, economic development and sustainable development of our established suburbs and rural townships.  About You.The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic Statutory Planner who thrives within a supportive and encouraging team environment and has a passion for achieving positive planning outcomes. They will bring a strong willingness to learn and develop not only themselves, but also contribute to the knowledge of the wider team. To be successful in this role, you will have the following:A sound knowledge and understanding of statutory planning processes, including planning-related legislation.An ability to clearly and concisely communicate information and advice in both written and verbal form.Ability to research and analyse information and prepare concise reports and recommendations.Well-developed interpersonal skills.Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage your own time and workload, including achieving specific outcomes within set timeframes against conflicting priorities.A tertiary qualification in planning or a related discipline.Graduates are welcome to apply -- put your theory into practice!If you are re ready to bring your passion, expertise, and drive to Cardinia Shire Council. We invite you to be a part of our team and contribute to the effective and efficient management of land use, development, and protection across our stunning landscapes.Benefits and perks     Activity Based and Hybrid work model.  Opportunities to work on innovative and impactful projects that make a real difference to the community.     Professional development opportunities, including training and education programs, and leadership development initiatives.     A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, with initiatives to reduce the Council's carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in the community.  A focus on work-life balance, with programs and initiatives designed to support employees' physical and mental well-being.     Leave loading for eligible employees.    Free parking, walking distance from the train station and cafes.   Interested in learning more about our benefits, click here    To apply    To apply for this position please complete the online application form, including uploading your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.  To access the position description please visit  scroll down to the bottom to view the position description.  Applications close: Sunday, 24th September 2023   For further information regarding the role please speak to Rachael Blandthorn  on (03) 5943 4828. Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application by contacting us on 1300 787 624.      All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and pre-employment medicals, certain positions may also require a Working with Children Check.      You must have valid Australian Working Rights to be considered for this role.  Position Description AUD Officer 3809