Senior Environment Officer - Planning and Policy

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 30/08/2019

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:
Up to 3 years Qld Local Government Industry Award - Level 17 Caboolture $85,132 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave

Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. With your skills, join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.

The role

Your responsibilities will include developing and reviewing environmental planning policies, providing expert advice and delivering environmental projects and initiatives that support Council’s environmental objectives. You will provide strategic environmental input into Planning Scheme amendments and the development of structure plans and local area plans.


To be successful in this role you must possess a degree in environmental science, environmental management, biological science, zoological science or other relevant field and a demonstrated understanding and application of environmental legislation, policy and planning relevant to Local Government. You will have experience in environmental planning and policy development including the development and implementation of Planning Schemes, structure plans and local area plans.


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year. Council’s office locations have local parking on-site and are in close proximity to public transport networks.

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

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Further Information

To obtain further details please contact council's Customer Service Team, telephone (07) 3205 0555.