Planning Officer

  • Unique Opportunity for a recent graduate to join our 1A Rotational Program as a Planning Officer
  • Commencing salary $73,176 per Annum (plus super and annual leave loading)
  • Full Time Temporary Role up to 24 months with the possibility of extension and/or conversion
  • Parramatta Location

  • Do you want to utilise your passion and skills as a planner, to build a solid foundation for your career within strategic, statutory and policy planning?
  • Do you want to gain firsthand experience in the assessment of some of the State’s most interesting State significant projects, working closely with a range of key stakeholders?
  • Join our 1A Rotational Program, providing you experience and opportunities in three different branches within the Planning and Assessment division!

The Role A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning Officer (PO1A) to join Planning and Assessment and work across different teams.
You will be assisting with the high quality, efficient and timely assessment of the planning merits of State significant projects to meet all statutory obligations, Government policy requirements and Government goals. In doing so, you’ll contribute to a robust and efficient state planning system that achieves strategic infrastructure, economic and growth objectives and achieve important outcomes for the people of NSW. You will be assessing projects within best practise frameworks, preparing accurate and timely reports, undertake research and evaluate issues, as well as undertake competing assessment projects in a high-pressure environment with often conflicting external stakeholder expectations.
About You To be successful in this role, you must have:
  • Ideally a minimum of 12 months experience within the planning, science, biodiversity or environmental industry
  • Degree in planning, environmental science or management, engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and processes
  • Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s Licence
  • An enthusiastic can-do attitude with high attention to detail.

Enquiries: For further information regarding the role please contact E-jien Saw via email:
About Us The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.
Applying for the role Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.
Applications Close: 11.55pm, Wednesday 2 December 2020.
A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.
Our commitment to flexible working: The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.
Our commitment to diversity: The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.


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