Principal Statutory Planner - Clerk Grade 11/12

Knowledgeable in all things planning related
Success in managing an extensive planning portfolio
Capable and effective team manager We want to expand our team with people who have experience of complex urban planning development approvals to add real value to our project planning process.

Full-time, ongoing/temporary appointments for a period up to four years.
This role is located in the Sydney CBD, and is close to public transport.
Competitive remuneration and benefits , agile workspaces, including flexible working hours.

About School Infrastructure NSW

School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. This encompasses the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

About the team

The Statutory Planning and Sustainability unit works closely with educational and construction experts. They navigate the vast array of urban planning and compliance considerations encountered when planning the teaching and learning facilities NSW students need and deserve. The unit looks to push the boundaries of compliant development for the benefit of our school communities in city centres, regional areas and within individual classrooms.

About the role

This role is pivotal in providing specialist advice to infrastructure planning project staff to ensure SINSW meet its statutory planning obligations. Arranged by geographical area, the projects are at various stages of development.

About the Department of Education

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

Essential requirements

Relevant tertiary qualifications in urban and regional planning and/or relevant experience in managing a portfolio of planning projects governed by statutory instruments (such as the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and other relevant legislation) as they affect land use and property development including licences, subdivision, rezoning and construction.

How to apply

The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking Apply Online below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Pre-screening questions to be address as part of the application process (maximum 300 words per response):

1.Describe a situation where you had to influence challenging stakeholders to achieve a business critical statutory planning objective.

2. Describe how you handled a typical, but complex planning issue that required problem solving and explain the consequences of your actions.


1.The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

2.If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Departments Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment:

Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for non-child work

3.A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

02/12/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Design & Architecture
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