Position Vacancy for Development Services Officer

Published on Friday, 4 August 2023 at 10:17:05 AM



We are currently seeking a motivated town planner to join our Development Services team. The successful person will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Graduate degree or undertaking a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field.
  • Knowledge of town planning principles, policies, and relevant legislation.
  • Experience writing reports, undertaking research and interpreting plans.
  • Knowledge of building principles, policies, and relevant legislation including experience processing certified building applications and DMIRS and Landgate reporting (Highly desirable).
  • Computer literacy and proficiency including use of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Sound interpersonal, public relations and customer service skills, with the ability to work in a team environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strategic policy formulation and report writing (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of compliance and local laws and fines enforcement (Desirable).

The position is a Level 7 (Shire of Peppermint Grove ECA) and has a salary of up to $82,763 per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications. Council has a generous superannuation scheme, a sustainable travel allowance, and provides an excellent work/life balance environment.


The role would ideally suit a statutory planner with highly developed administrative skills seeking greater diversity in their current role. If the successful candidate, you will have a friendly, small professional team to mentor and support you as you develop your skills.


The Shire of Peppermint Grove promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. The Shire encourages people of all ages, genders, and abilities to apply for this job.


For a confidential discussion or further information please contact the Manager of Development Services Joel Gajic on (08) 9286 8600.


The position description including the selection criteria can be obtained here

To apply (via email) submit a covering letter, resume, and written submission addressing the position requirements and competencies in the selection criteria to hr@peppermintgrove.wa.gov.au OR send correspondence marked “Private & Confidential- Development Services Officer” to the CEO Shire of Peppermint Grove P O Box 221 Cottesloe WA by COB on Friday 18 August, 2023.


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