Department of Planning and Environment Team Leader Full Time in Sydney NSW

Department of Planning and Environment

Branch Sydney NSW AU

Team Leader
Sydney NSW

Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering or other relevant discipline. Experience working on the environmental assessment of large…



Planning Assessment Commission

Job Title: Team Leader

Job Grade / Classification: Clerk Grade PO3

Location: Sydney CBD

The Planning Assessment Commission is the independent statutory body providing expert scrutiny and advice on some of the State’s key development and environmental matters. The Commission is committed to improving transparency and independence in the decision-making process of the NSW planning system.

The Commission’s functions include reviewing and advising on State significant development and planning matters when requested, and determining State significant development and infrastructure projects under Ministerial delegation. The Commission works on a wide range of controversial and complex projects, including wind farms, coal mines, power stations, industrial sites as well as large-scale urban projects.

About the role:
The Team Leader is a key member of a small multidisciplinary team responsible for providing specialist planning and administrative support to the Commission. This role offers a great opportunity to work closely with the PAC members, who are highly experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise across a broad range of planning-related disciplines.

The role will appeal to those who are interested managing and developing people whilst strengthening their existing skills in environmental assessment, community consultation and stakeholder engagement. Experience working on the environmental assessment of large infrastructure and resources projects, whilst not mandatory, is desirable.

Essential Requirements/Skills and Experience:
Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering or other relevant discipline

Demonstrated knowledge of and working experience with relevant environmental and planning legislation and assessment processes



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Role status: This constitutes full-time ongoing employment under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for temporary employment within the Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

Benefits: At the Department of Planning and Environment, we offer employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development, and flexibility. We provide comprehensive staff training through structured programs and provide study assistance to staff pursuing work-related courses.

The Wellness Program has been established to support and promote health and wellness in the workplace. We have partnered with Live Life Get Active who provide free outdoor fitness camps every day for interested employees!

Our Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability.

How to apply:
How to apply: Please apply online and submit your current resume and a covering letter addressing the following two questions:

1. Please outline an example of a project that required you to identify and address contentious and complex environmental planning matters. What was your role on the project; how did you go about finding the most effective solution to resolve the issues; and what was the outcome?

2. Please provide examples of your experience managing staff or examples of your contribution to team building / process improvements.

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary vacancies and is valid for a period of up to 12 months.

If you believe you have the drive, passion and experience to add value please contact David McNamara, Director Secretariat on 9383 2100 for further information or apply directly utilising the link provided.

Closing Date: 8 May 2017

Should you encounter any issues submitting your application online, please contact the ‘I work for NSW’ helpdesk on 1800 562 679.


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Total Remuneration Package:
Package includes salary ($120,124 – $139,891), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading


David McNamara

02 9383 2100

Closing Date

08-May-2017, 11:59:00 PM

Job Category

Specialist Manager


Department of Planning and Environment

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-25
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