Vacancy Details

Assistant Planning Officer



Issued date 15-05-2019
Closing date 29-05-2019

The Planning Authority is committed to ensure that land use meet the needs of today’s society and future communities.


The Authority has a vacancy in the post of:

Assistant Planning Officers

The role entails a person/s who will be responsible for assessing and processing planning applications and preparing policies, reports and plans.


The selected candidate will be responsible:-

• Assisting in the preparation, analysis, monitoring and implementation of policies, reports and documents on matter relating to strategic and local and subsidiary planning, including the formulation of development briefs, participation in monitoring and review of the Structure Plan; in the preparation and review of other subsidiary plans; and in the evaluation of policies, reports, plans etc.

• Processing applications for development permission including preparing draft reports with recommendations for the Director of Planning the Planning Commission or Planning Appeals Board as appropriate, and presentation of applications before the Planning Commission as necessary.
• Preparing statements on requests for reconsiderations and appeals and, representing the Director of Planning at appeal hearings as necessary.
• Preparing and assisting in the preparation and implementation of planning studies, plans, policies, reports, documents, surveys, data collation, mapping, information analysis and advice relating to any planning issue or matter concerned with the functions of the Unit.
• As necessary, attending meetings of the Authority, committees, public meetings, exhibitions or other functions in support of or representing the Director of Planning.
• Regularly, monitoring development underway to ensure that it is undertaken in accordance with permission granted, detecting unauthorised development and issuing of development certificates of completion as appropriate.
• Maintaining all necessary case files, reports and system updates on Planning Authority database.
• Investigating complaints and alleged breaches of conditions imposed in development permits and drafting of relative responses to complainants.
• Preparing reports, taking photographs and compiling site history including maintaining, up-to-date procedural and statistical information.
• Liaise closely with legal counsel on court procedures and give evidence in court or other similar fora.
• Carrying out relation subsidiary and ancillary tasks within the normal flexibility of the job.
• Giving advice and conducting discussions/negotiations on appropriate measures to rectify/regularise position with those potentially in breach of planning control.

Applicants should have:

• Qualifications: First degree in planning or in a discipline related to planning or to one of the Planning Directorate’s specialised areas of work or qualified as architect & civil engineer with at least some land use planning experience. Candidates in possession of foreign degree/s are to present a translated copy of their degree in English and proof of local equivalence with their application.

• Skills: Skills in research and information analysis, communication and interpersonal skills, creative skills in identifying solutions to planning issues. Time management, quality control, and monitoring.  Report Writing Skills including the ability to deal with pressure and abuse, and act with tact and firmness in challenging situations.

The above post is for an indefinite period. Interested candidate/s are advised to submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae by not later than Wednesday 29th May 2019

In order to process your application kindly fill-in and send us the DATA PROCESSING FORM. to:


The Human Resources Manager
Planning Authority
Ref: Assistant Planning Officers
Permit Number299/2017.

By sending your application via email on [email protected]