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Penrith City Council's City Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the long term planning for the City. In this role, we deliver a range of programs and services including the development of long term land use planning strategies and policies, city planning, regional planning and place-based planning projects. We work with people in our communities and staff from across the organisation as well as state and federal agencies, businesses, and interest groups.
About the Department
Penrith City Council's City Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the long-term land use planning for the City. In this role, we deliver a range of programs and services including the development of long-term land use planning strategies and policies, city planning, regional planning, place-based planning projects and most importantly the preparation of new Local Environmental Plans, Development Controls Plans and Contributions Plans. We work with people in our communities and staff from across the organisation as well as state and federal agencies, businesses, and interest groups.
About the role
It is an exciting future for Penrith and we want you to be part of it!
We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated team players in position of Senior Planner with relevant planning qualifications within the City Planning Department:
- Permanent full-time
- Temporary full-time (12 months)
City Planning has an extensive work program including reviewing our Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan and responding to planning reform. This program will lead to amazing opportunities for our City as well as accepting the challenge of balancing the growth, resilience and liveability of our City. You will be part of a planning team that value free exchange of ideas and knowledge, collaboration, quality output and raising each other up and together we are seeking to develop a best practice planning framework for the Penrith community.
- Tertiary qualification in urban/town planning or related discipline
- Demonstrated experience in the formulation and implementation of land-use planning policy, specifically development control plans
- Proven ability to establish, coordinate and/or operate with multi-disciplinary teams
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated experience with stakeholder and community engagement
- Strong analytical, project management and organisational skills
- Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage competing tasks, meet deadlines and achieve targets
- A Current Class C Driver Licence
- Experience working in a local government environment
- Experience in rapid growth area planning/management
- Demonstrated experience in projects requiring a high level of urban design outcomes
Salary $92,366.00 - $106,917.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation
A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant.
A Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description, find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council and submit your application.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (Essential and Desirable listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Abdul Cheema, City Planning Coordinator, on 4732 8120.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
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