Jobs Sutherland Shire – Development Assessment Officer

Website Sutherland Shire Council

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced planning professionals to join our busy Development Assessment Teams in the Shire Planning Division

Job Responsibilities:

  • Timely determination of Development Applications in accordance with DA process (meeting target dates is a major responsibility of the position).
  • The quality and quantity of application assessments determined within and outside prescribed times To ensure assessment of all Development
  • Applications is commenced within five (5) days of receipt. Page 2 of 4 To ensure that, where possible, all Development
    Applications are determined within the time frames set out in the appropriate manuals practice notes and policies. No reasonable complaints from Council’s assessment stakeholders (keeping people informed is a major responsibility of the position).
  • No reasonable cause for any Councillors or senior management to be dissatisfied with performance.
  • Arrange and conduct, in consultation with the Assessment Team Leaders or Manager mediation/facilitation/information sessions between neighbours in an attempt to negotiate a compromise on contentious development applications.
    Attend and present to such sessions as arranged (typically these are arranged for and occur after business hours) Report to the Assessment Team Leaders any significant planning issues and concerns at the earliest
    possible occasion Timely sign off with Team Leader at each check point
    in the process of assessment

Job Requirements:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification (Degree or Associate Diploma) in Planning, Building, Surveying or related field
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess complex development applications, prepare assessment reports and coordinate competing work activities
  • Have advanced customer service and communication (oral and written) skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills and problems
  • Preferably be an existing member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Qualification & Experience:

  • Have relevant experience in duty planning enquiries
  • Possess sound knowledge of and experience in applying NSW planning legislation in DA assessment
  • Have an understanding of and experience in local government, planning and the development assessm

Job Details:

Company: Sutherland Shire Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sutherland, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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