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Senior Economic Development Officer (Special Projects)

Job no:973874
Work type:Temporary Full Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

$96,216 - $107,662 pa (plus super)

Temporary Full Time (3 Years)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This is a newly created role within the Economic Development Unit. The Unit exists to champion and support local businesses so they prosper. We do this through the provision of a variety of services and products.

The primary objectives of the position are to lead on the Better Approvals Project, help strengthen the organisation’s investment attraction capabilities, with an emphasis on commercial investment, and contribute to the effective operation of the Economic Development Unit and Business, Engineering & Major Projects Directorate.

Required knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes include tertiary qualifications and/or substantial experience in economic development, business development or town planning, demonstrated experience in working with and/or in businesses, proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, strong relationship building skills, experience in leading teams (either formally or informally), demonstrated understanding of the role Council plays in Economic Development and the permit approval process for businesses, understanding of investment attraction and strong advocacy skills.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Senior Economic Development Officer (BAP) - February 2020.pdf

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Frances Grigoriou, 8571 1573
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 21 February 2020