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Job Title : Senior Planning Officer


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Senior Planning Officer

PSCSAA 2019, Specified Calling Level 2, $95,548 - $105,179

Position No:

Work Type:
Permanent - Full Time


Closing Date:
2021-04-29 4:00 PM

Join one of WA's most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting.

About Us:

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians - now and into the future.

We lead and advise on key projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:

  • Aboriginal heritage and lands management
  • Crown land administration
  • Historic heritage conservation services
  • Integrated land and infrastructure policy development
  • Land use planning and policy development

The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as MetroNet.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal peoples, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Our new Activity Based Work (ABW) environment reflects the different types of work we do and creates opportunities for us to choose how we work together. We are evolving, reducing our footprint and strengthening our identity so that together we can continue developing innovative and efficient solutions for Western Australia's future. To view how we operate in an Activity Based Work environment, please click here.

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website.

If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on (08) 6551 9419 or email recruitment@dplh.wa.gov.au.

The Opportunity:

Do you have experience in a Planning environment?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage as a Senior Planning Officer, Geospatial Research and Infrastructure Strategy Team within the Strategy and Engagement Division.

The successful candidate will manage multi-disciplinary projects related to statutory and strategic planning to assist with the achievement of the objectives of the Department and the Western Australian Planning Commission; deliver civil and/or traffic engineering input into statutory and strategic tasks and provide expert advice, opinions and recommendations on transport modelling, traffic engineering, transport planning and road design matters to a range of stakeholders internally or externally within the statutory framework. They will also review Transport Impact Assessments and Statements and liaise with and assist with the review, assessment and updating of transport and infrastructure planning proposals; including Undertakes Metropolitan Region Scheme amendments for regional roads, preparing and presenting reports to the Western Australian Planning Commission as required and liaising with the Western Australian Planning Commission, client bodies and the public regarding transport and infrastructure planning matters.

This is a permanent full-time appointment; however, consideration may be given to applicants seeking part-time opportunities. Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment.

The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that you are the right cultural fit with a positive and can-do attitude, therefore alignment with our values should be incorporated into your application.

Our Values: Integrity - Respect - Collaboration - Professionalism - Innovation

Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity - Relationships with others - Accountability

To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate;

  • A relevant degree in Civil Engineering or Transport or Traffic studies or Urban or Regional Planning and/or Development is essential.
  • Experience in a large team environment with a focus on complex multi-disciplinary projects related to transport planning.
  • Ability to develop and apply policy as it relates to infrastructure coordination and effectively promote the vision for infrastructure planning policy in line with stakeholder and broader community values.
  • Well-developed ability to provide technical advice, opinions and recommendations to a range of stakeholders within the statutory framework either verbally or in writing.
  • Basic skills in MicroStation/AutoCAD or similar, and an understanding of transport modelling principles.

Competencies outlined in the Public-Sector Capability Profile for Level 6 are applicable to this role i.e. shapes and manages strategy; achieves results; builds productive relationships; exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness; communicates and influences effectively.

Further Information:

If you would like to know more, please give Parwez Jahmeerbacus, Principal Planning and Engineering Officer a call on (08) 6551 9233 or email Parwez.Jahmeerbacus@dplh.wa.gov.au to discuss the role in further detail. Please do not send your application to Parwez Jahmeerbacus or seek assistance with lodging your application.

How to apply:

Apply now by submitting the following;

  • A maximum three (3) page covering letter addressing the requirements outlined above;
  • A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your skills, experiences and key achievements, including the details of two referees.

Special Requirements:
  • The Department will conduct National Police Clearance and Pre-Employment Conflict of Interest declaration for applicants successful to this recruitment process.

There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.

Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted.

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact ramshelpdesk@bigredsky.com, or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.

Closing Date - 29 April 2021 @ 4pm

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