Pre-Assessment Officer (Planning and Building)

$59,121 - $63,557 yearly
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • 30 Heber Street, Moree NSW 2400, Australia
  • Dec 28, 2020
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Job No: 130761
Location: Moree

  • Exciting opportunity for a highly organised, customer-focused individual!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $59,121 - $63,557 plus super
  • Enjoy additional benefits including salary sacrificing options, uniform allowance and regular RDOs

About the Opportunity

Moree Plains Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Pre-Assessment Officer (Planning and Building) to join their team in Moree, Northern NSW, approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Queensland border.

Reporting to the Team Leader (Planning), you will be supporting the Planning and Community Development Department with pre-assessment administration tasks, providing high-quality customer service to builders, families and other relevant stakeholders.

More specifically, your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing general administrative support, including the production of documents (including routine documents from oral instructions) and input of records to Council’s electronic records system;
  • Registering, providing preliminary assessment and following through of development applications, construction certificates and other certificates or applications;
  • Providing customer service to visitors and callers in a professional and friendly manner, whilst ensuring all enquiries are followed through;
  • Maintaining standard forms for staff and customer use (updating forms on the computer, photocopying forms for the public etc);
  • Raising purchase orders and ensure their timely return to the Accounts Payable section as required;
  • Releasing subdivision certificates and maintaining Council’s Subdivisions Register; and
  • Coordinating appointments and inspection diaries for Planning and Building team members.

About You

Council is looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement, as well as demonstrated experience in customer service, record keeping, secretarial support and in the preparation of correspondence and reports. Local government experience would be an advantage, though this is not essential.

An understanding of how to interpret and apply legislation, acts and codes would be highly regarded, as would any experience related to animal control, environmental protection and compliance matters.

A personable and effective communicator, you will be able to explain systems, processes and requirements in a way that's engaging and easy to understand for everyone from internal stakeholders to major developers and 'mum and dad' builders. It's crucial that you're a strong negotiator, well-versed in conflict resolution and able to navigate difficult or confrontational conversations whilst remaining calm and patient.

You'll need to be comfortable working as part of a small, busy team, with strong attention to detail and the organisational skills needed to handle multiple competing deadlines and priorities. Strong computer literacy, including skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and Powerpoint) will be crucial.

Diploma-level qualifications in Local Government (Planning) or equivalent would be highly regarded, however applicants who do not hold this qualification may be considered. A lower salary may be applicable in such instance, in line with the provisions of Council’s Salary System.

Please note: It is also essential that you hold, or have the ability to obtain, a current Driver's License and a WHS General Construction Induction Card.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in government legislation and is looking to make their mark within a regional Council.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $59,121 - $63,557 plus super, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including salary sacrificing options, uniform allowance and a 3-weekly RDO. Council is also open to offering flexible working arrangements, negotiable for the right candidate, to ensure you're enjoying a great work-life balance as part of their team.

About the Organisation

Moree Plains Shire Council’s mission is to lead the way in fostering a healthy, positive and well-resourced community. Council is recognised as an Employer Of Choice and is committed to providing employees with a happy and healthy working life experience in order to foster a productive workforce.

Ideally nestled on the New South Wales and Queensland border, Moree is a town rich in culture, heritage, agriculture and natural assets with each component intertwining to define the characteristics of both the town and the community. With an old-world ambience, it offers a fantastic family-friendly lifestyle, affordable housing and plenty of infrastructure including cafes, restaurants, art galleries and more.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level - Apply Now!

Applications close Wednesday 13 of January 2021, with shortlisting to commence at the end of January 2021.

Job Closing Date

Jan 13, 2021