Strategic Planner

About the City
City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional municipality providing services to a growing population of 244,000 residents across 1247km2 comprised of urban, suburban, rural and coastal environments located 75km from Melbourne. The spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the creative design and historical significance of its built environment make the municipality a major tourism magnet for local and international visitors.

Our people take pride in their work and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of residents of the Geelong region. Employees are provided with engaging and rewarding work and a culture of respect and collaboration. On offer are professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, parental leave – 14 weeks paid leave, health & wellbeing program, discounted gym memberships at council facilities and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team, working together for the community.

About the City Development Department
This department is part of our Planning, Design and Development Division, and is responsible for the provision of information, advice and assistance regarding municipal building services, planning permits, planning scheme amendments and rezoning.

About the Role
The Strategic Planner has the responsibility of ensuring the development and provision of strategic plans, guidelines and policies for the City are comprehensive, contemporary, relevant and reflective of the Council’s and community’s goals and objectives in the areas of urban and environmental planning.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role are to –

  • Prepare and implement strategic plans, guidelines and policies.
  • Provide professional advice and ensure strategic planning considerations are addressed during the preparation of strategic plans, policies, guidelines and amendments to the Planning Scheme.
  • Analyse research undertaken by other departments and agencies and advise on interpretation.

About You
This role requires someone who has a Tertiary qualification in Town Planning or related discipline.  Demonstrated experience in Town Planning including the ability to prepare, strategic planning policies and planning scheme amendments in accordance with Victorian Town Planning legislation and practices and associated legislation.  You will also have an understanding of the operation of Local Government and legal process within Victoria along with knowledge of Government policies and practices and an awareness of current trends and issues.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position.  Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 16 June 2020.

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City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

09/06/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Design & Architecture
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