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Environmental Planner (000689)

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About This Position

Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Environmental Planner to join its Development Services team. Kingborough is experiencing rapid growth in development in our urban, rural, and coastal environments. This position is involved in the assessment of applications for development while balancing the competing needs for new or extended development and the natural environment. The role is also responsible for undertaking other statutory planning duties.

Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as environmental planning, natural resource management or statutory planning. Recent graduates in environmental science disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position requires the ability to interpret legislation and statutory planning controls, as well as strong organisational skills and communication skills.

The role is full-time with a salary range of $77,785 to $85,944 per annum, depending on skills and experience. A part-time work roster may also be considered (minimum 24 hours per week). For more information, please contact Tasha Tyler-Moore, Manager Development Services on 03 6211 8200.

 How to Apply:  The Information Package for this role is available below.  To ensure your application is considered, you must provide a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.   Applications can be submitted online through the Employment Portal on Council’s website.   Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 11 December 2022.

Mandatory Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must address the following selection criteria in your application:


1. A tertiary qualification in environmental planning, natural resource management, planning and/or another relevant qualification that will enable full membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.
2. Demonstrated technical skills in environmental planning and natural resource management.
3. Well-developed analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to analyse statutory planning issues with professional support.
4. The capacity to interpret and apply the requirements of the planning scheme, legislation, by-laws, and relevant planning policy frameworks associated with the statutory planning process.
5. Sound knowledge of Tasmanian native vegetation communities, plant species and key habitats for threatened and iconic fauna species.
6. Competent negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and negotiate with applicants and specialist consultants.
7. Competent computer skills using MS Office software including Geographic Information Systems relevant to the role.
8. Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence on all matters relevant to the position.
9. Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage own time to achieve targets within set timeframes.


1. Current unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s licence.
2. White Card – Working Safely in the Construction Industry, or the ability to obtain this licence.


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