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Development Officer (Building, Planning)

Job No: CN1993
Location: Newcastle, NSW

  • 1 x Permanent Full-Time role (Building) or (Planning)
  • 1 x Permanent Full-Time role (Planning)
  • 1 x Fixed Term Contract to Feb 2021 (Building) or (Planning)
  • Ability to participate in flexible working arrangement
  • Corporate Fitness Program

Our City is thriving. In recent years Newcastle has experienced a significant increase in development activity, with the 2017-18 Financial Year seeing building approvals top $1.2 billion. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Newcastle (CN) and grow your career through involvement in the significant development applications we currently have in abundance. Come and be part of the planning for the future of our City!

At CN our people are valued and have access to an array of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

We are seeking:- 

  • an experienced Development Officer with a planning and / or building surveying focus to join us on a permanent basis in our Building Assessment Team;
  • an experienced Development Officer with a planning focus to join us on a permanent basis in our Development Assessment Team;
  • an experienced Development Officer with a planning and / or building surveying focus to join us on fixed term contract basis (until February 2021) in our Building Assessment Team;

Working as part of our busy Regulatory, Planning and Assessment service unit, you will carry out the assessment and determination of development applications, applications to carry out activities and applications for certificates within the constraints of delegated authority and in accordance with relevant statutory and policy requirements.

You will provide consistent professional advice to external and internal customers regarding development proposals and related applications, our assessment procedures and statutory requirements relating to development and building matters.

Your professionalism will promote the City's reputation as a competent, efficient and courteous service provider, consistently delivering high quality development outcomes while maintaining a strong customer service focus.

A continual focus on teamwork and a motivated attitude will contribute positively to our cooperative and supportive multidisciplinary team environment.

Utilising your experience and knowledge, you will undertake site inspections of development projects at various stages of progress, liaising with stakeholders to ensure their compliance with terms of consents, building code of Australia and other relevant standards of performance, using enforcement provisions as appropriate.

The preparation of reports and appropriate recommendations to Council relating to development control matters will also fall within your responsibilities, as will making recommendations around unsatisfactory or unauthorised development works.

Your experience working in similar roles will see you hit the ground running.

To be successful in this job you will have:

Development Officer (Building)

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications in one or more of the following, town planning; building surveying/environmental health; engineering or a related discipline or demonstrated equivalent experience in the field of town planning; building surveying/environmental health, engineering; or a related discipline.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in the assessment and determination of Development and / or Construction Certificate applications, including the conduct of routine progress inspections on development projects.
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Building Code of Australia.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to competently address technical issues.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills, computer literacy and competence in the preparation of reports
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor development matters (approved or otherwise) and to take appropriate action to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member of multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Ability to manage work priorities efficiently and to work independently with a minimum of supervision, with a strong customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor development matters (approved or otherwise) and to take appropriate action to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements.
  • Eligible and willing to work as a CN Accredited Certifier under the NSW Building Professionals Board Accreditation Scheme.
  • Possession of a current Class C drivers’ licence or equivalent.

Development Officer (Planning)

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent experience in one or more of the following: town planning; building surveying/environmental health; engineering; a related discipline.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in the assessment and determination of Development and / or Construction Certificate applications, including the conduct of routine progress inspections on development projects.
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and/or the Building Code of Australia.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to competently address technical issues.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills including demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills, computer literacy and proven ability to prepare reports on development matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to manage work priorities efficiently and to work independently with a minimum of supervision, with a strong customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor development matters (approved or otherwise) and to take appropriate action to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements.
  • Possession of a current Class C drivers licence or equivalent

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description for the Development Officer (Building), please click here.

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Application Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June, 2019

Total Remuneration Package: circa $81,620 - $86,517 + 9.5% superannuation based on a 35 hour week.

For further details please contact: 

Brad McCarron – Building Assessment Team Coordinator – 02 4974 2120, mobile 0418 699 391

Priscilla Emmett – Development Assessment Team Coordinator - 02 4974 2763

 

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