Chester County Planning Commission Seeking a Sustainability Planner

Job Position


Sustainability Planner IV



The Chester County Planning Commission is seeking a Sustainability Planner (IV) to advance implementation of the county’s Comprehensive Plan and Climate Action Plan. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a motivated and collaborative professional to advance sustainability by helping to translate county policy into community impact.

This senior level position will take a leading role in a hybrid work environment to: develop and manage projects that implement Landscapes3 and the Climate Action Plan; convene cross-sector stakeholders in task forces and other action-oriented committees, support sustainability initiatives within county government; plan and execute public events; prepare grant applications to fund county planning initiatives; work with DVRPC to implement regional initiatives within Chester County; and deliver presentations regarding the Climate Action Plan and other sustainability initiatives to municipalities, stakeholders, interest groups, and the public.

Position Type: Full-Time / Exempt
Starting Salary: $65,855



Candidates must possess strong skills in written and verbal communication, public speaking, community engagement, and project and program management. The ideal candidate should demonstrate: an understanding of land use planning in Pennsylvania, including familiarity with the Municipalities Planning Code; experience in sustainability planning; familiarity with ecological planning and native plants; understanding of green building design concepts; cultural competence and experience meaningfully engaging diverse stakeholders. Required computer skills include Microsoft Office and working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS products.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Sustainability, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, or a related field with six years of applied job experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and AICP certification preferred. LEED or other green building credential or knowledge a plus.

How to Apply


Applications for the Sustainability Planner IV position must be submitted through the Chester County Job Opportunities webpage. The webpage and job description can be accessed here