Senior Development Assessment Officer

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 20/12/2018

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 72,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. Shellharbour is in the ideal location to offer coastal and rural environments but also less than 80 minutes from Sydney.

  • Exciting, rewarding career opportunities
  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible, contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth? Shellharbour City currently has three urban release areas with an exciting opportunity to play a role in the development assessment of the areas and their town centres.

Shellharbour City Council is committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced people to join us and be part of our City Development Team.

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced person to join us and be part of a senior group that will lead the Planning team through a historic and dynamic period of growth.

The role:

As a Senior Development Assessment Officer you will use your extensive experience to assess and determine complex development applications and provide coaching and guidance to staff.

We offer:

  • Up to 35 hours per week
  • Salary up to $1716.81 per week, depending on qualifications, skills and experience. Plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Fully Maintained leaseback vehicle or Vehicle Allowance may be offered
  • Market Rate Allowance may be available for exceptional candidates depending on qualifications, skills and experience

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award, relevant legislation and Council's policies and procedures


For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Jasmina Micevski on 4221 6322.

Closing date: Sunday 27 January 2019 at 11.30pm.

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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.