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Employment Opportunity - Planning And Development Support Officer


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Administration/Customer Service   Division: Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle -

$84,059.04 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Dynamic Team Environment
  • Full time permanent position
  • Great Work Life Balance

An opportunity has become available for a fast paced and hardworking individual ready to work in Local Government. This position reports to the Principal Town Planner and is responsible for providing efficient and confidential administrative support to the department and Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle directorates employees.

The position will be based in Port Hedland, a town of rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, friendliness, a diverse and embracing community and relaxed lifestyle. As the largest bulk export port in the world, the town is home to global resource leaders and is significant to the national interest.

We are looking for a reliable and motivated individual to who can liaise with all levels of the business, external organisations and members of the public. You will be providing administrative support for the planning and building team, conducting swimming pool inspections and coordinating and assisting with issuing planning and building approvals. The Directorate is comprised of Town Planning, Building, Lands, Community Facilities, Environmental Health, Marketing, Communications and Events, and Engagements teams.

If you are well organised, have high level of interpersonal and customer service skills, highly developed verbal and written communication skills, advanced word processing skills, ability to prepare agendas and minutes for meetings and a proven ability to work under pressure we want to hear from you.

The preferred candidate will have previous experience in a similar administrative role and will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification or previous experience working in an administrative role
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • National Police Clearance

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers

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

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

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.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process. Should the preferred candidate not meet all essential criteria they may be offered the position at a lower salary level, in-line with their skills and experience.

For further information about this position please contact Chaz Roberts, Principal Town Planner on (08) 9158 9328.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 30 November 2018.

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 : - 20181109 PD Planning and Development Support Officer .pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_331699.pdf

Posted on Nov 15 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:00:00

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