Positions Vacant

Southern Midlands Councils has a small team (approximately 50 FTE) of people who work with the General Manager in providing services to the Community of the Southern Midlands local government area. To provide the best value in performing the required roles and responsibilities for our Community, this team comprises the following mixture of labour engagement methods, full time employment, part time, permanent part time, casual, contract, along with resource sharing with other local authorities. From time to time vacancies do arise within the team and advertisements are placed in the  Tasmanian Mercury , under Classifieds and Positions section, with position descriptions and associated documents being placed on this web site.

Current Positions Vacant

Ongoing permanent part-time or full-time after 12 months

Southern Midlands Council is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Planning Officer in its Development and Environmental Services business unit based at Council’s Kempton office. This is a 12 month full-time position. At the end of the 12 month period the successful applicant may be offered either a permanent full-time or permanent part-time position with the Council.

The key responsibility is the administration of the Planning Scheme and the assessment of development applications including associated administration and coordination. The position will include fulfilling the role of Planning Officer for the Central Highlands Council through a resource sharing arrangement. There is also potential for further work with other Councils in the South East region on as needed/required basis.  Some strategic and project management work will be included in the position.  The position provides an excellent opportunity to accumulate a broad range of experience.

Applicants must possess or be working towards a recognised planning qualification, must be customer focused, possess excellent interpersonal skills, be highly self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills.  Previous experience in local government would be desirable.

Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills knowledge and qualifications in accordance with Council’s EBA.  A vehicle and phone is included in the package.

Further enquiries should be directed to David Cundall, Manager Development & Environmental Services, phone (03) 6254 5050.

Applications addressing the selection criteria, a cover letter and current CV marked “Confidential — Planning Officer” are to be addressed to David Cundall, at mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  or PO Box 21 Oatlands Tasmania 7120.

Applications close at 5.00pm Friday 11th September 2020.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description
Click here for a copy of the Selection Criteria


Preparing your Application

The attached document will assist you in preparing an application for a position with Southern Midlands Council

Advice on Preparing Your Application 


A career in Local Government is for people with a desire to, work with, assist and improve their local Community. Southern Midlands Council offers an environment of challenge, growth and broad experiences that can benefit your career. More information in respect of LG careers is available from the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

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