Senior Development Officer (Building)

Job No: CN2561
Location: Newcastle

  • Play a significant role in the growth and development of Newcastle, the central Council to the Region
  • Permanent, full-time opportunity
  • 35 hour working week with flexible working arrangements and optional 9-day fortnight

City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for a Senior Development Officer (Building) to join our Regulatory, Planning & Assessment team (RPA), reporting to the Building Assessment Coordinator. If you have been looking for an opportunity where you can make a significant contribution, gain exposure to high profile development projects ($800M- $1Billion per year), whilst being supported by a team of highly experienced, passionate and driven professionals, this could be your next career move.

What’s it like working in Regulatory, Planning and Assessment (RPA)? 

The RPA Service Unit is responsible for leading strategic land use planning, development assessment, regulatory and compliance functions and processes to facilitate, enable and regulate development and related activities across the Newcastle Local Government Area. 

The RPA Service Unit ensures compliance with legislative requirements, provides advice and undertakes assessment to inform evidence-based decision making throughout and across City of Newcastle (CN). The Service Unit has significant direct community and stakeholder engagement through its land use planning, development assessment and regulatory functions.

What’s the focus of this position? 

As a Senior Development Officer (Building), you will form part of RPA’s Building Assessment Team. The focus for this role is to assess and determine complex development applications, applications for Part 4 and 6 certificates and to also provide high-level professional and technical advice to the community, external and internal customers, and management with respect to ensuring that new developments in the City of Newcastle are consistent with statutory requirements, development policies, applicable relevant codes and environmental legislation.

You will be key in providing input into the preparation or review of statutory instruments, development control plans, local environmental plans, codes, policies and procedural manuals as directed as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

In addition, you will also have an opportunity to train and mentor the RPA team to enhance skills and development and promote CN’s development assessment and inspection processes as customer focused and best practice.

Interested to know more?

Find out more about your potential new career here.

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.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 25 July 2021.

Contact: Brad McCarron- Building Assessment Coordinator – 0418699391.

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