Specialist Planner

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  • Sydney
  • Local Government
  • This job will close on 23 May 2024
  • AUD $119,914.00 - $136,281.00 per annum plus super

About the role

Division: City Planning, Development & Transport

Unit: Planning Assessments

Section: City Planning

Employment arrangement: Full Time 

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement

Caring for our city, creating a future for all

Our people are passionate about their communities and connected to their teams. They’re motivated by our genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our clear, compelling plan for our global city: Sustainable Sydney 2030 – 2050 Continuing the Vision.

Be part of a purpose-led organisation, with care at its core. You’ll make a difference by acting in the best interests of our communities and city. Be better together with collaborative and inclusive partnerships. Embrace possibilities and be open to new ideas and creating bold solutions.

The City of Sydney is seeking a skilled and motivated Specialist Planner to join our Planning Assessments team.

You will be responsible for the efficient and effective assessment of development related applications to ensure planning and development proposals meet statutory requirements, and City’s and Central Sydney Planning Committee (CSPC) policies and objectives.

At the City of Sydney you’ll join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – creating great things for our city’s dynamic future.

Position description: View or download the position description

Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will have tertiary qualifications, at degree level in Urban Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or related discipline. Experience in the assessment and resolution of complex planning, heritage and urban design issues associated with development applications, preferably in local government is also essential.

What's on offer?

A challenging and rewarding career: Why joining the City of Sydney might be the right move for you.

We offer a teams-based approach to flexibility. Our flexible working benefits include 26 week parental leave, paid partner leave of 6 weeks and paid super for up to 52 weeks of parental leave. You’ll have the opportunity to work a 19-day month with flexible working options.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and celebrate a workplace as diverse as our communities. We’re passionate about gender balance in the workplace, with an executive team that is two-thirds female and 50% of our leadership roles held by women.

We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and people of diverse sexualities and genders to join us.

We’re a disability confident recruiter. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments or support for your application and throughout the recruitment process contact the Recruitment Team [email protected] or 02 9265 9333.

Where will the candidate be working?

Sydney CBD

Application Requirements

To apply: Upload your resume and respond to the application questions to show how you meet the role’s requirements. Select 'Apply' to complete your online application.

The successful applicant is required to complete a pre-employment health declaration and national criminal check.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on Thursday 23 May 2024.

For further information contact: Pat Quinn, Area Planning Manager on 02 9265 9379.

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Jordan Cayanan

City of Sydney
[email protected]