Wollongong City Council

Environment + Development Compliance Manager

Posted: 10 Jun
Closes: 22 Jun
Wollongong, New South Wales


Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city. 

Permanent | Full Time
Salary from $118,412 up to $139,565 per annum plus superannuation and
an option of a motor vehicle equalisation allowance
or a lease for private use of a motor vehicle

Package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications.
Recruitment No 21049

The Role

Wollongong City Council is excited to be offering an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Environment and Development Compliance Manager. Leading a team of professionals and operational staff, you will apply your leadership and technical expertise to the management of Council’s development compliance, environmental compliance and environment public health functions.

This position is also responsible for:

  • ensuring the impacts and consequences of development, (including unauthorised development) on the natural and built environment are mitigated and minimised in accordance with adopted relevant legislative, statutory processes and Council Policy
  • developing and implementing new systems and technical policies and procedures in areas relating to environmental health and development compliance
  • constructively leading Council’s strategic and corporate planning activities that drive the commitment for the achievement of Council’s goals, objectives and targets
  • providing collaborative leadership and direction to develop a high performing, customer and team focused culture. 

Your success in this role will be demonstrated through your ability to lead strategically and develop sustainable strategies and plans that drive Council’s continuous improvement in environment, health and development compliance. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage with external bodies and staff across all levels of the business.  You will also demonstrate strong financial and project management skills and have previous experience in the analysis, interpretation and preparation of legal documentation and processes.  

How to Apply

Wollongong City Council uses a merit based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the selection criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

Essential Requirements

Consider the information provided in the Position Description to respond to the following essential requirements:

  1. An industry recognised degree relevant to the position such as town planning, environmental health, building surveying, environment or management.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading, motivating and managing a team in a fast paced, agile environment to implement change management initiatives.  
  3. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, critically, logically and innovatively.
  4. Previous experience in the creation and execution of system and process changes.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of investigative and compliance policies and processes as they relate to planning, environmental protection and/or public health.
  6. Knowledge and experience in Court representation and liaising with legal practitioners as well as a sound understanding of legal practices/procedures and the drafting of statutory instruments.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets and meet financial targets.
  8. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, negotiation and liaison skills including the ability to establish effective networks.

For further information regarding this position please contact Danny Madigan on (02) 4227 7273, 0428 637 267 or email dmadigan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au. Enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the Recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 12 midday Monday, 21 June 2021.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.