City of Armadale
Strategic Planning Project Officer

Posted: 20 Feb
Closes: 05 Mar
Armadale, WA 6112, Western Australia


Strategic Planning Project Officer

We are set up for flexibility- compressed work week or remote working.

$92,000 - $106,000 (pro-rata) + 11% Superannuation

Part-time job share opportunity for improved work-life balance.

About Us:

Embark on a journey of advocacy and provide statutory services in contributing to the City’s Town Planning Scheme, Local Planning Strategy, Local Planning Polices and undertake Strategic Planning Projects. Our team works across a spatial distribution of over 560km of zones, reserves and precinct’s structure and control the economic use of land resources including for commercial business, residential, social, and environmental activities. In this role you will be at the forefront of shaping the City’s physical and economic growth for the future as you negotiate agreements, optimise land assets, and navigate intricate planning landscapes.

What You Will Be Working On:

In this role, you will leverage your expertise to provide technical guidance to strategic planning projects. You will lead negotiations, develop legal agreements, and ensure compliance with evolving regulations and legislation. Collaborating with stakeholders, you will formulate planning provisions, oversee complex projects, and contribute to the City's strategic vision. Your work will directly impact our community's well-being and future growth.

Your Impactful Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Stakeholder Engagement

About You:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced candidate who possesses:

  • Possession of qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent acceptable to the City.
  • Experience in a Planning role in Local or State Government or private consultancy practice.
  • Considerable experience in administrating Town Planning Schemes (including managing Scheme Amendment Processes), preparation of Local Planning Policies, assessing major structure plans, development proposals and Strategic Planning Projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of role of Local Government in relation to Planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and meet strict time constraints.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Possession of Current C Class Drivers Licence.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a current National Police Certificate.

What it is like working here:

Be a part of a team where safety, honesty, accountability, respect, and professionalism are ingrained in our daily work. Join a supportive working culture where your ideas make an impact, and your growth is nurtured.

Your Manager, Paul will ensure that you always have the required support and mentorship to excel in handling complex projects.

You will work alongside like-minded professionals who share your passion for driving positive outcomes for the community and have a broad knowledge of the history of the City.

Other benefits include:

  • Part-Time Job-share role for improved work-life balance
  • We are set up to improve your Wellbeing - Free membership to Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre, offering access to gym, pool, sauna, group classes as well as a annual calendar of Wellbeing events.
  • If you put in extra super, we will match it (up to a maximum of 15%) which will help secure your financial future.
  • Additional days off after New Year's Day and Easter Tuesday, allowing for well-deserved breaks.
  • Employee Assistance Program for personal and professional support.
  • 4 weeks paid Annual Leave pro rata, giving you time to recharge and relax.
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading for extra financial benefit.
  • 10 days paid Personal Leave pro rata to take care of yourself and loved ones when needed.

How to apply:

Apply now at Armadale Careers and embark on rewarding career that is at the forefront of shaping the City’s physical and economics growth for the future. Act fast - we're reviewing applications as they come in.

Apply now via our Careers page at Armadale Careers. Attach your CV and a cover letter explaining why you're the perfect fit. Need help? Call us at 9394 5617 or email

The City of Armadale is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and those from different cultural backgrounds.