Hawkesbury City Council
Executive Assessment Planner

Posted: 06 Mar
Closes: 21 Apr
Windsor, New South Wales


passionate. Be progressive. Hawkesbury City Council.

  • Exciting New
  • Permanent Full Time
    position - 35 hours per week
  • Fully Maintained Leaseback

About the Hawkesbury

City Council provides services and facilities to more than 67,000 residents
living in urban and rural communities spread across an area of 2,800 sq km, making
us the largest local government area in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Our city
consists of 65 rural and hinterland towns and villages with the main city
centres being Windsor, Richmond and North Richmond.

Within the
Hawkesbury, there is a high security RAAF aviation facility which sits
alongside an extensive education precinct surrounded with a strong
agricultural, equine and tourism industry.

As part of
Sydney’s population growth, the Hawkesbury is located within the North West
Growth Centre with a number of urban release areas at Vineyard as well as North
Richmond and Glossodia.

About the role

The Executive Assessment Planner is an exciting new position
that will play a fundamental role in achieving business excellence and best
practice for the Development Assessment Department. The team are embarking on a
period of significant transformation and reform and are committed to delivering
and exceeding the expectations of the Hawkesbury community and the development

are seeking a highly motivated Executive Assessment Planner who can
assess complex Development Applications including those to be reported to
the Local and State Planning Panels, take a lead in Land and Environment Court
proceedings, chair pre-lodgement meetings as well as assist with driving
business improvement and mentoring and coaching the team to meet organisational

About You

This role will suit a planning professional with extensive
experience in the NSW Planning system, a proactive attitude and the ability to
deal with complex matters through proven written and verbal communication
skills. Using your attention to detail and the utilising your judgement and initiative
with a solution-based approach to all situations, you will thrive on taking on
interesting challenges relating to a broad range of planning issues that
confront metropolitan as well as peri-urban areas, whilst being able to think pragmatically,
communicate well and prioritise complex tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

The successful candidate will have

  • Tertiary
    qualifications in Urban
    Planning or equivalent
  • Demonstrated
    extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of complex Development Applications
    and experience in negotiating directly with applicants to achieve high quality
    planning outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and judgment in planning
    concepts with demonstrated experience in working independently
  • Demonstrated
    experience in Land and Environment
    Court of NSW Practices and
  • Highly developed skills in effective
    communication, report writing skills and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated experience in business
    improvement initiatives in the Development Assessment context
  • Experience in mentoring staff, conflict
    resolution and negotiation

What is on

  • Flexible Work Arrangements
    including hybrid work options
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off
  • Oasis Corporate gym membership discount
  • Professional Training and Development Opportunities
  • Tertiary Education Assistance
  • Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Social
    Club - BBQs, Christmas parties, raffles and activities
  • Employee
    Assistance Program for employees and their family
  • Join a Progressive and Supportive Team who are committed
    to career development and business excellence

How to

For further position details, including the selection criteria and
how to apply, visit our website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call
Council’s People and Development Team on 02 4560 4444.

close Sunday, 21st April 2024

Please note that the canvassing of Councillors
in relation to these matters will automatically disqualify the applicant from
this process.