Statutory Property Coordinator Job at Wollongong City Council – Wollongong NSW

Permanent Full Time

Salary: Up to $119 779.90 per annum inclusive of superannuation

(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

Recruitment No 22102

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community

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About the position:
We are seeking a Statutory Property Coordinator with strong attention to detail, a can do attitude and a passion for leadership and results to fill a vital role within Council’s Property Services team. In this role you will balance the provision of high-level technical advice and support to the team with the responsibility for managing and completing complex property matters and projects. This includes the processing of land disposals, acquisitions, road closures and special projects in line with our corporate plan projections and statutory requirements. You will provide expert advice to the organisation in relation to a range of property matters including due diligence on parcels, legislative requirements, conveyancing, road matters along with high level advice around Council’s property portfolio.

This role involves technical advice from a property perspective in respect of Council’s significant property portfolio to influence decision making, to communicate with stakeholders and to ensure best practice and best outcome in relation to Council’s land holdings. You will lead a small team of technical property experts to maintain the high level of technical service provided to stakeholders and management ensuring the best results for Council and the community. In this role you will lead property transactions, projects and provide technical advice to be incorporated into reports to management and Council reports to ensure property matters are progressed to a high standard within project timeframes.

This role requires technical skills in property along with interpreting and implementing legislative requirements, undertaking due diligence on property parcels, drafting and reviewing agreements/contracts, reviewing deposited plans, town plans, gazettal notices, property valuations and historical property related documentation. This role will also involve travelling to site inspections on occasion and consulting and liaising with multiple stakeholders.

We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate the ability to balance their strong technical knowledge of statutory property matters with the ability to be a great leader and achieve positive results for Council. The position is the ‘go to’ when it comes to complex property related projects and you will work with the team to achieve Council’s objectives.

The successful candidate will:
Have strong property knowledge and be ready to jump in and develop your skills in property in a local government context.

Have sufficient technical skills to interpret and implement legislation, property plans, contractual documents and undertake research.

Be an analytical thinker, specifically in producing and analysing reports, contracts, policies, procedures and relevant legislation with a strong attention to detail.

Have strong leadership skills to support and motivate a small team, prioritise work and projects and strive for extraordinary results for the organisation.

Have strong communication skills with the ability to adapt communication styles to suit the audience (team members, members of the community, members of the organisation).

Be resilient, motivated and enthusiastic with the required drive to strive for results and improvement.

What’s in it for you?

This is a genuine opportunity for you to use and expand your technical and analytical property skills and experience while continuing to build on the achievements of a highly capable and experienced team. You will broaden your understanding of the role Local Government plays in our community while showcasing your technical expertise in relation to property transactions and advice.

We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working, flex and RDOs – you just need to ask! We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change. We provide generous leave provisions, are committed to a safety (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support our staff to be at their best.


Click on ‘Apply’ to complete your online application. Please upload your resume and respond to each of the selection criteria below that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this position. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. CLICK HERE to learn more about How to Apply and our Recruitment Process.

Selection Criteria

For your application to be considered please ensure that you address the following criteria:

Relevant Degree level Qualification, e.g. Bachelor of Laws, Valuation or other related property field. Please outline how your specific qualification is relevant to the role.

Please outline your experience with property related transactions and provide an example of a complex property related project you have led, what your involvement was, and what the result was

Please demonstrate your extensive working knowledge of legislative requirements relating to property transactions, public land, public roads, and easements. Please incorporate specific examples.

This position is responsible for leading a small team of professionals. Please demonstrate with examples your experience in leading and influencing a team towards a common goal of ongoing improvement and professional development.

Please outline your experience in providing technical advice and recommendations related to property matters to a range of audiences.

Please provide a specific example of how you utilised your problem solving and negotiation techniques to solve a complex property matter.

Detail your experience in managing a high volume of matters and provide examples of tools and strategies that you deploy to ensure team throughput and closure of matters within the required timeframes.

A copy of the Selection Criteria Template can be found HERE

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 4 July 2022.

More information:

  • Click on the attachment below to view the Position Description.
  • Reach out to Blake Lampert, Property Services Manager on on (02) 4227 7281 for questions related to the job
  • Questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Attraction + Retention Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Final Notes:
An additional 2 % increase will apply to the salary from July 2022.

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.

We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with current public health orders, for example online interviews. Currently there is also no mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for this position. Should a public health order or relevant legislation require the position to comply to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, applicants will be required to comply.

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.

About the Company

Company: Wollongong City Council –

Company Location:  Wollongong NSW

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