Environmental Planning Officer

$88,048 yearly
  • Rockingham City Council
  • Rockingham WA, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Full time Science and Technology Strategy and Planning

Job Description


Full time (average of 38 hours per week)

The City of Rockingham is located 40km south of the Perth CBD and is one of the fastest growing local governments in the south metropolitan area.  We are responsible for the provision and delivery of high quality services, facilities and events that meet or exceed community expectations.  Providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees is important to us and we are committed to employing team members who share the City’s Values of Recognition, Ethics, Service, Professional Development, Empowerment, Communication and Teamwork – RESPECT.  These Values are incorporated into all aspects of employment at the City.

This role will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to influence a broad range of environmental issues through undertaking environmental impact assessments and providing environment advice, particularly as part of the strategic and statutory planning process. The successful applicant will also be responsible for managing specific environmental projects, including the preparation of environmental management plans, strategies and policies.

Demonstrated experience and a strong knowledge of both environmental and planning legislation and guidelines will compliment your ability to fulfil this challenging role. The ideal candidate will be a team player, with excellent communication skills and a clear analytical mind, strong problem solving abilities and advanced interpersonal skills.

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

  1. Comprehensive understanding of planning legislation and its relationship to the environmental legislation and/or environmental legislation and its applications through the planning system.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of the preparation and review of environmental management plans, reports, strategies and policies.
  3. Sound knowledge of environmental impact assessment in accordance with Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
  4. Considerable experience in land use planning, environmental management, strategic planning and/or environmental planning at local, state or federal level.

We are offering a gross salary of $88,048 per annum and:

  • 11% plus the opportunity to co-contribute up to 5%
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programmes
  • Flexible working arrangements, including rostered days off and two additional paid days of absence
  • Training and development opportunities including paid study leave and reimbursement of study fees
  • Salary packaging opportunities for motor vehicles, gym memberships etc.

This is a Group 2 position under the State Government’s phased approach mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.  This means you must be able to provide proof that you have received two COVID-19 vaccinations, and your booster shot within one month of becoming eligible..

An information package is available on our website.

Please note that applications for this position are open until the City determines that a suitable pool of candidates is received; this means that the vacancy may close without notice. If you are interested in this position, we highly recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

The City of Rockingham accepts applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability and people who speak a first language other than English.

Job Closing Date

31 Dec, 2022