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Employment Opportunity - Strategic Planning Specialist


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Planning   Division: Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle

Attractive remuneration package available inclusive of Town provided housing plus utility allowance

Fixed Term 2 Year Contact

  • Lead and undertake tasks on a diverse range of strategic planning projects
  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city

The Town of Port Hedland is advancing in the professional services that we provide to the community.  This role offers a unique opportunity for an experienced Strategic Town Planner to lead in managing the strategic planning projects including the local planning strategy, scheme review and preparation of coastal management plans.  

The Strategic Planning Specialist will coordinate the Town’s planning and development activities. The role will lead a small team of project planning professionals as well as project managing and guiding external contractors to deliver strategic planning projects. The Strategic Planning Specialist will be the key strategic planning advisor for the Council, with delegated authority on certain planning matters.

We are seeking a planning professional who is interested in being part of the changes occurring in Port Hedland and the Pilbara. This position offers opportunity to extend skills and to be involved in new and significant planning activities. You will provide high level statutory and strategic planning advice to major stakeholders including Local Government, other state Government bodies, private sector consultancies and the general public.

This role requires an experienced planner in a similar position with urban and regional planning qualifications and relevant experience.    

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Whitecard

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Town provided housing
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program including free gym and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family orientated and lifestyle supportive working conditions

Our Values

Quality – We strive for excellence and take pride in everything we do. We challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.

Unity – We work as one team and actively share our ideas and information across the organisation.

Integrity – We are honest and ethical in everything we do, fostering transparency and promoting public trust and continued confidence.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Chaz Roberts, Manager Town Planning & Development, Phone 9158 9328.

Applications close 4:00pm, Sunday 1 September 2019

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 2019.08.07 - Position Description - Strategic Planning Specialist.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_358147.pdf

Posted on Aug 9 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Sun, 1 Sep 2019 16:00:00

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