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Centre Regional Planning Agency Seeking Planner

Job Position

Senior Planner

Job Description

The Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) is seeking an experienced, skilled, and high performing Senior Planner for the Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA).

The CRPA serves six municipalities (population 92,000) in the Centre Region of Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Centre Region is home to Penn State University’s main campus, and is a beautiful university community nestled in the green mountains of central Pennsylvania. The Centre Region has all the advantages of a university town, including a wide variety of educational and cultural opportunities, Big Ten sports, and many outdoor adventures.

The CRPA provides regional and local planning services to the COG municipalities, and transportation planning services to the Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Senior Planner will provide regional planning services for the six municipalities in the COG and local planning services to Halfmoon Township.

Job Requirements

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning or a closely related field and four years of planning related experience. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accreditation is preferred, but not required.

Candidates must have outstanding communication, presentation, and consensus building skills; a willingness to be accessible and visible to the community; the ability to manage and complete complex projects within set time periods; and the talent to work both independently and as a member of a team.

How to Apply

A detailed job description and background information are available at: www.crcog.net (click on “Employment Opportunities” in the sidebar at right).

Cover letters and resumes accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017 by mail or e-mail.

Mail: Planning Director, Centre Regional Planning Agency, 2643 Gateway Drive, Suite 4, State College, PA 16801


The Centre Region COG is an Equal Opportunity Employer