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Planning Officer or Planning Officer - Graduate

Planning Officer or Planning Officer - Graduate

Discover a world of opportunity at one of the fastest growing shires in Western Australia.

Do you have?

  • Significant progress towards, or completion of a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related degree.
  • A passion for shaping tomorrow’s communities
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • The enthusiasm to provide top notch technical services to drive development

We invite you to submit your application for the fulltime position of Planning Officer or Planning Officer - Graduate. The responsibility of the roles is to provide a professional technical service to internal and external customers regarding all matters relating to Town Planning and Development to ensure effective performance of the Directorate.

View Position Description for Planning Officer

View Position Description for Planning Officer - Graduate

Benefits and Conditions

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government Officers’ (WA) Award 2021 and Shire’s Enterprise Agreement.

Salary payable for the Planning Officer is between Level 6 ($80,022) to Level 7 ($91,071) per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Salary payable for the Planning Officer - Graduate is between Level 4 ($69,193) and Level 5 ($78,891) per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

  • Superannuation of 11 per cent occupational superannuation from date of commencement, with an opportunity that the Shire will match an employee’s voluntary contribution to their nominated plan provided that employee contributes an amount of at least 5 per cent or 6 per cent of their own salary.
  • Full-time position, one day off is available after every 19 working days, rostered days off cannot be accumulated.
  • Four weeks paid annual leave, including a 17.5 per cent leave loading.
  • Free membership to the Leschenault Leisure Centre, the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre and the Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool.   
  • Prior to appointment, the Officer will be required to undertake a medical examination with a Doctor of choice at Shire’s cost.  The appointment to the position is not confirmed until a medical is completed including Shire’s standard questionnaire and accepted in accordance with Shire Policy.
  • A Police Clearance will be required to be provided to the Shire prior to confirmation of appointment not more than three months old, at the Shire’s cost.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply online.

Please submit an online application using the Apply Now link below. As part of your online application form you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and respond to application questions.

Applicants should address the Selection Criteria contained in the relevant Position Description. These criteria are used to determine which applicant is best able to perform the duties of the position.

Supporting documents should be saved in PDF or Word (.doc) format (applications in other formats that cannot be opened will not be assessed)

Specific queries related to the position should be referred to the Manager Planning Services, Elizabeth Edwards on (08) 9729 0348 or

Applications will remain open until the position has been filled. Please apply as soon as possible as the vacancy may close without notice.

The Shire of Harvey has an ongoing aspiration to become the most accessible and inclusive local government in regional WA.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Shire encourages people of all ages, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identity, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.