Economic Development Officer

Job No: PMC201937
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Applications Close Sunday 28 April 2019 11:30pm


About the Role

The Economic Development Officer works as part of a small high-performance team within our Strategy and Growth Division. The successful applicant will work as part of the Economic Development team to facilitate, support and implement a wide range of projects and initiatives to ensure Council creates an environment that is conducive to sustainable economic growth. Taking a partnered approach with other levels of government, local business and industry and a range of stakeholders, the team’s focus is guided by the 2017-2021 Port Macquarie-Hastings Economic Development Strategy.


About You

You will use your adaptable and responsive approach to actively encourage and support the growth of existing business, attract new industry investment, and drive new business and tourism opportunities.

Specifically you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Implement projects and actions that deliver on Council’s Economic Development Strategy;
  • Develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with external stakeholders and Council staff;
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and coordinate associated meetings;
  • Conduct research and analysis on matters relevant to economic development;
  • Undertake policy development on matters relating to economic development;
  • Represent Council and the Economic Development team at Council, industry, business or community forums;
  • Work collaboratively with team members and managers to achieve team goals;
  • Any other related duties as directed.



This is a full time role, with remuneration in the range of $70,167 - $78,962 per annum (depending on skills and experience) for a 35 hour week with access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours policy, plus 9.5% superannuation.


About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid north coast of NSW in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We have a strong commitment to organisational excellence and community, through our service provision to some 80,000 residents. With an enviable climate, the Hastings region is a premier tourist destination offering a diverse range of lifestyle options that are great for supporting a healthy work life balance. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was the 2017 winner of the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial award for most progressive and innovative council in NSW.



If you have any questions in regards to this role please contact David Archer, Senior Economic Development Officer on 02 6581 8060 or


Applying for the Position

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.

Position Description

Selection Criteria

Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the Selection Criteria, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.


Close Date

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 28 April 2019 11:30pm

Note: Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical, or like positions for a period of 12 months.

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