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Centre County Seeking Senior Planner

Job Position


Senior Planner 1 – Agricultural Preservation Coordinator

Job Description


  • Serves as staff for the Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board and executive director of the Centre County Farmland Trust
  • Assists with the preparation of agendas, meeting announcements, graphic materials, legal ads, financial reports, and other materials concerning agricultural preservation issues.
  • Conducts meetings with applicants to explain the farmland preservation process and the permanent and perpetual nature of placing an agricultural conservation easement on farm property.
  • Assists municipalities with managing their Agricultural Security Areas including seven (7) year reviews.
  • Carries out annual evaluation of PACE Program applicants using Land Evaluation and Site Assessment software.
  • Coordinates the easement placement process for PACE applicants and CCFT easements.
  • Maintains a database of landowners in Agricultural Security Areas by municipality, prepares and updates maps and data layers related to agricultural preservation, and utilizes LESA program to rank preservation applicants.
  • Conducts annual inspections of all Centre County held easements and coordinates annual inspections and baseline documentation for Centre County Farmland Trust held easements.

Job Requirements


Education/Training Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field; Master’s degree in natural sciences or agriculture preferred. Must have general knowledge of accounting, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Design Suite, ArcGIS, and computer training.

Work Experience:
Two (2) or more years working experience in government, planning or agricultural related fields.

How to Apply


Download an application at www.centrecountypa.gov
Once completed, please mail application to address on the application