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Community Infrastructure Projects Planner

About the business and the role

East Gippsland is a pristine rural area in far eastern Victoria. Home to tranquil beaches, rugged mountain beauty and dense forested areas, it encompasses over 21,000 kilometres of land including alpine high country, national parks, extensive lakes, waterways and coastal wilderness. It is peppered with quaint rural villages and regional townships, with Bairnsdale the primary centre. Catering for residents and visitors, East Gippsland Shire Council is a major employer across the region, meeting the needs of over 47,000 residents and over one million visitors annually.

Community Infrastructure Projects Planner 

Position overview 

East Gippsland Shire Council is currently seeking to hire a full-time, ongoing Community Infrastructure Projects Planner to lead the planning and development of key recreation and community infrastructure projects across East Gippsland.  This is an exciting opportunity for a driven recreation or infrastructure planner to positively shape our community through the development of a range of facilities and plans that will shape our communities into the future.

Role Highlights:

  • Join a fantastic local government team and contribute to the growth of East Gippsland Shire's community facilities.
  • A stunning region to live and play in - beaches, lakes and mountains right at your fingertips!
  • Great superannuation, and 4 weeks annual leave each year.
  • Full time, ongoing position.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Recreation / Community Infrastructure Planning and / or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • High level community engagement experience, in particular in relation to the development and planning of infrastructure projects.
  • Capacity to work autonomously in challenging community-based environments.
  • A sound understanding of asset management principles as they relate to community infrastructure, and the ability to apply these to the planning of infrastructure projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a legislative and Policy environment, in particular in relation to public land management.
  • Demonstrated IT skills and an ability to use a range of packages and systems.
  • A current, valid Victorian driver’s license.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a current Police Check and psychometric testing, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants for this position must also be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 30 May 2022. Late applications will not be considered. If this sounds like your next career move, please hit the “Apply for this job” button now.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Wayne Richards, Manager Community Facilities and Open Space, on (03) 5153 9500.

East Gippsland Shire Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. As a Council, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.

We value diversity at East Gippsland Shire Council and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures abilities and minorities to apply.

All applicants are requested to include the following details in their application:

  1. covering letter which states the title of the position you are applying for (including the relevant position number) and why you are interested in the position.
  2. A current resume which includes your personal details, education, qualifications, work experience and the contact details of two (2) work-related referees
  3. A statement providing detailed responses to each of the key selection criteria as stated in the position description.

Please note: Documents will only be accepted in Microsoft Word, PDF or Adobe Acrobat format. 

The panel will use all the information provided in your application and attachments provided but will concentrate on your selection criteria responses for an analysis of your qualifications, skills, abilities, experience and knowledge.

Vacancy Description - Position Description 4411 - Community Infrastructure Projects Planner.pdf (241 kB)
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