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Planning Support Offier

Ballarat VIC, Australia

  • Permanent, Full-time opportunity with a Monthly RDO
  • Exciting time to join the City of Ballarat as we embark on a period of change
  • Annual Band 5 Salary range from $68,571 to $78,277 plus statutory superannuation
  • Permanent, Full-time opportunity with a Monthly RDO
  • Exciting time to join the City of Ballarat as we embark on a period of change
  • Annual Band 5 Salary range from $68,571 to $78,277 plus statutory superannuation

Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and dynamic regional historical Victorian city? Are you an experienced administration officer?


About the City of Ballarat

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat.


The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Statutory Planning, this role forms part of the Statutory Planning Administration Team. The Support Officer will assist in the delivery of statutory planning services and respond to the current and future needs of both the organisation and the community. The Support Officer is responsible for the maintenance of planning records, the management of a high volume of incoming and outgoing correspondence, the provision of general administrative support to planning officers and identified process improvements.

Council recognises new ways of working and the successful candidate can expect a flexible working environment. Council is also cognisant of the fact commuting can often impact one’s work-life balance and this will be factored into discussions with the successful candidate when negotiating working arrangements.   


About You

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat is seeking an experienced administration officer, ideally with previous local government experience, though this is not essential.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of VCE or equivalent
  • Possession of excellent word processing skills and working knowledge of relevant software packages
  •  Possession of excellent verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer service and office administration role including financial (orders) management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills consistent with the position description requirements.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new situations, show initiative and positively respond to challenges and strive for continuous improvement in service provision.
  • Experience in a planning administration role.
  • Good working knowledge of systems and processes applicable to an office environment designed to improve efficiencies and service delivery.

To Apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 31st January 2022. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.  


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. Covid-19 Vaccinations are required for this role.  



Should you have any questions regarding this position please contact Connor Perrott, Manager Statutory Planning on 0419 108 257.


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.

Planning Support Officer - Position Description - 2021.pdf

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Classification: Consulting & Strategy

Reference ID: LS000085

Date Posted: 14/01/2022