Cadet Planning Officer

The City of Unley is a vibrant and dynamic local council that provides a range of valued and diverse services to the surrounding community. Based on the city fringe, less than 4 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, the Council engages with their community across local business initiatives, community events, arts, environmental sustainability, community services and volunteering programs.We are passionate leaders in many fields and believe that what we do make a positive difference to our community.The roleThe Cadet Planning Officer will play a key role in the Development Services team, with the core responsibilities of the position being delivery of customer service, assessment of minor development applications and related administration tasks.You will be part of a small team of experienced planners, primarily dealing with proposals involving residential and urban corridor developments where built form, character and heritage context, and quality design outcomes are key planning considerations.The team has a focus on customer service (winning the 2023 LG Professionals SA Leadership Excellence Award for Customer Service) and provides pre-application advice and guidance to interested parties on development matters, ensuring effective and open consultation, assistance and facilitation of positive outcomes.  We place emphasis on working with applicants and designers to achieve high quality design outcomes.About youYou will be a recent graduate (or studying towards qualifications) in urban planning at the start of your career with a willingness and drive to build on your planning skills.  A team player willing to pitch in when circumstances present themselves, focused on achieving positive outcomes, have well developed IT skills, be systematic in approach, and view customer service as an integral part of the role.To succeed in this role you will have:Tertiary Qualifications (or nearing completion) in urban planningKnowledge of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act and related procedures and practices of the Planning and Design CodeA sound customer service approachGood analytical, written and verbal skillsA commitment to continuing professional developmentThe extrasAs a member of our team you will benefit from:competitive salary and conditionssalary sacrifice contributions to your nominated Superannuation fundgenerous support for your ongoing education and developmentcomplimentary insurance to protect your incomecomprehensive programs designed to improve your health and wellbeing, and importantlya great workplace culture to be part of!All enquiries and applications will remain private and confidential. Position specific enquiries can be directed to Don Donaldson, Team Leader Planning on (08) 8372 5111.Applications should include a Cover Letter and Resume expressing the skills, experience and qualities you can bring to this position.Applications close COB Friday 29 September 2023.This position is being offered as a 2-year full time (or no less than 0.8 FTE for persons currently studying for planning qualifications) fixed term contract with a starting salary at the Level 3 classification commencing at $75,997.91 + 11% superannuation. Some out of hours work may be required, which is the occasional attendance at Council’s Assessment Panel.It will also be critical that you hold a Department of Human Services Screening or have the ability to obtain one as part of the recruitment process.City of Unley is a diverse and inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to the application process to enable you to apply.Position Description AUD Unley 5061