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Development Officer

Category:  Development Planning & Services
Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

$65k - $77k  pa gross (plus benefits)

Permanent Full-time

Location: Maroochydore

Vacancy No: 921

Applications close: Monday, 8 March 2021



Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, Council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

Sitting within the Planning and Assessment team, the Development Officer is responsible for researching and providing advice on building and development matters to internal and external stakeholders including management, internal branches and developers.


The role will involve exercising initiative in decision making, problem solving and resolution of conflicts in relation to developments, while maintaining professional relationships with internal and external clients.


You will undertake assessment manager or concurrence agency functions, processing, assessing and negotiating development applications in an efficient manner.


This role is responsible for preparing reports including recommendations as well as preparing briefs of evidence for presentation to the Court, Development Tribunal and Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The opportunity may also be given to represent the Branch on technical working parties, working groups, committees and industry action teams.


About you

You will have an established knowledge of and ability to apply building, planning & environment legislation, policies, statutory procedures and requirements relating to assessing building and development applications. Coupled with this is possession of formal qualifications in building, building surveying or urban planning.


Your time management abilities are well developed, in order to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and to a superior standard. Your communication and interpersonal skills are pivotal to this position in order to actively listen, negotiate and foster collaboration and co-operation.


If appointed at a higher classification you may be expected to undertake additional duties, performed to a more advanced standard.


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and committed workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave (4 weeks entitlement per year)
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - Council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 2-3 page cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, including your ability to fulfil key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2020-2024.


For specific enquiries contact Leanne Simpson during business hours on (07) 5475 9989.


Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.