Hybrid work model work from home and our Officer location Help shape the future of Cardinia’s activity centres, townships and regions. Band 5 ($72,852 -$90,105) + super + ADO  Together, Different Future  As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic, progressive, and inclusive local council. Our success lies in working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future.  We’re looking for people who dream big and want to be part of creating meaningful change in our community.  About the opportunity 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, 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. You will make an impact by  Processing planning permit applications, amendments to permits, the approval of plans, and the extension of planning permits. Preparing and presenting submissions to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to applications for the review of a decision. Providing information and advice in response to telephone and counter enquiries on planning matters. Preparing responses to written enquiries on planning matters. Providing assistance and support to management including briefings on issues, organising meetings, or other duties as appropriate. Playing an active role in the implementation of actions to improve the performance of the Department in undertaking statutory planning activities. Providing assistance and advice to other Council service providers on planning matters. Assisting with administrative activities associated with the operation of the department including the maintenance of records and files. 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.   You will bring 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! Be a part of our team and contribute to the effective and efficient management of land use, development, and protection across our stunning landscapes. Why work with us  Activity based and hybrid work model.  Opportunities to work on innovative and impactful initiatives 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.  Discover these benefits and how we support and value our employees throughout their career journey.  Click here.   To apply  Please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.  Applications close, 25th June 2024 For further information regarding the role please contact Francis Stipkovic, Coordinator - Statutory Planning on 5943 4470 or refer to the position description.  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