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Upper Dublin Township – Zoning Officer/Community Planner

Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County seeks a Zoning Officer/Community Planner to assist Township staff and elected officials by upholding the Zoning Code and providing sound direction for land planning. This senior staff position entails close coordination with the Township Manager, Solicitor, Engineer, and Director of Codes and Inspections.

Responsibilities:

This position serves as staff to the Township Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board, and assists the Code Enforcement Department by reviewing building permits for compliance with the Zoning Code. The Zoning Officer/Community Planner processes applications to the Zoning Hearing Board; uses the Township Comprehensive Plan as a guide to reviewing land development applications and recommends projects to the Planning Commission to implement the Plan; coordinates the review of land development plans and advises the Planning Commission on zoning and planning issues; meets with residents and developers to evaluate building projects for compliance with the Zoning Codes; and issues Notices of Violation for zoning offenses. When necessary, the Zoning Officer/Community Planner files citations and brings violations to the Magistrate Justice, in coordination with the Township Solicitor. The Zoning Officer also serves as the Township Floodplain Administrator.

Necessary skills and knowledge:

The candidate must have a working knowledge of the Municipalities Planning Code and be able to communicate effectively with the public in person and in writing. Must be able to interpret land development plans, zoning maps, and ordinances, and represent the Township’s interests before developers. The candidate must be able to contribute effectively during evening meetings of the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and other boards as needed. The candidate must exercise good judgment, courtesy and tact in dealing with the public, associates, and Township officials. The position requires computer skills using Microsoft Office products and related mapping software.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration or a related field with at least 2 years’ experience as a municipal zoning officer or planner, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree and AICP certification preferred.

Position Type:

Full-Time / Exempt

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Cheryl Milnazik, Director of Human Resources
Upper Dublin Township
801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034

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