Job Application – Planning Officer

Planning Officer

Position Purpose:

We have an excellent career opportunity for a full time Planning Officer to work within a small professional team.  The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of statutory planning and will gain exposure to strategic planning processes. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with working knowledge of, and the ability to apply, town planning legislation, policies and practices.  Relevant qualifications and experience in a planning environment, preferably in local government, is preferred however this should not preclude recent graduates with experience from applying nor those nearing completion of a relevant degree, as potential will be highly regarded. 

With a focus on developing the customer service approach and culture of the planning services of the organisation it is an exciting time to be joining the team.  Devonport City Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and leading initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

We are located on the Mersey River in the heart of the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania. Devonport is particularly well known for its reserves and recreational facilities, from the kilometres of walking and cycling tracks, beautiful beaches, a river suitable for a number of water sports, great fishing and numerous parklands, the City encourages an active and family friendly lifestyle.

Specific information relating to the duties and the relevant selection criteria to be addressed can be obtained from the position description available below.

Position Description:

Please refer to the Position Description below for specific information relating to duties and the relevant selection criteria to be addressed.

Applications Close:Sunday 31 January 2021
Human Resources Contact:Jacci McDougall or Amy Smith – Phone: 03 6424 0511
How to Apply:View the ‘How to Apply‘ page here for further details
Application Form:

To apply for this position online, please have your resume and any supporting documents ready to upload.  Read the page, How to Apply for further details.

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Alternatively, you can download the Employment Pack below which includes

  • Application Form in PDF and MS Word format
  • Position Description – PDF


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