Senior Town Planner
Cobar is a rural mining community located in western New South Wales, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city living. Council owns and operates the Cobar Shire & TAFE Library, Great Cobar Heritage Centre, Lilliane Brady Village (aged care facility), Children's Services, Youth & Fitness Centre as well as works depots in Euabalong and Cobar.
Our core values - Accountability, Communication, Effective Leadership, Integrity and Teamwork (ACE IT) represent who we are as an organisation. They are the agreed guiding principles for how we carry out our duties and interact with our community.
We are looking for a qualified and capable individual with exceptional time management skills and the proven ability to drive high-performance and innovation. As a qualified planner, you will have an outstanding track record in delivering exceptional service, whilst employing a continuous improvement approach to making timely decisions for Council and our community.
Our ideal candidate would be a motivated, customer-focused individual, a critical thinker with a 'can-do' attitude. As an excellent communicator who can build strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, you will have demonstrated experience negotiating positive outcomes.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Director Planning & Environmental Services, this position contributes to actively managing the growth of the Cobar Local Government Area through effective development assessment and strategic planning, processing a variety of complex applications and acting as the gatekeeper for the scrutiny and initial assessment of all development applications of a planning nature.
You will need to understand the challenges facing our region
The remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate, dependent on qualifications, skills, and experience, with a salary range of $105,000 - $121,000 (plus superannuation) under Council's salary system, working a 9-day fortnight, 35 hours a week.
Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description as well as providing a cover letter and current resume.
Applications close Monday 1 November 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will undergo pre employment medical, including drug and alcohol screening.
Cobar Shire Council welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.