Planning Officer – Development And Environment

An excellent opportunity has presented for a Part-time Planning Officer.  If you are interested in a career in planning this is the role for you

About Us

The municipality of George Town is situated in the North Eastern region of the Tamar Valley and is a place of exquisite beauty and opportunity, steeped in history, dotted with towering lighthouses and spectacular coastline, and boasting crayfish, yachting, diving, wineries and whiskey distilleries, and diverse and visible flora and fauna. The region offers enormous possibilities to explore a breath-taking natural, historic, and cultural environment set in a beautiful climate.

About the Role and You

The objective of this position is to provide support to George Town Council’s Senior Town Planner and Planning & Building Unit in all aspects of strategic and statutory planning.

As Planning Officer, you will undertake thorough assessments of development applications within prescribed timeframes, provide high-quality planning advice and excellent customer service under the direct guidance of the Senior Town Planner.

You will be a team player who possesses excellent communications skills, displays a professional attitude under pressure and has well developed negotiation skills. Have a desire to get the best outcome in any situation for the applicant, community and municipality, while operating within the relevant legislative requirements and tight time frames

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualification/s in planning or relevant discipline or evidence of commencement of same.

  • Statutory planning experience or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire statutory planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation.
  • Excellent Customer Service.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and information technology skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and team work.
  • Strong Stakeholder Engagement skills.
  • Current Class “C” driving license


How to Apply

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, obtain an information pack with position description, selection criteria, and information on George Town, or to apply, please contact the below. The applications period will close at 5:00pm, 7 March, 2022.

Kristen Desmond

Manager – People, Performance and Governance

George Town Council

Ph: 03 6382 8800