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Chester County Seeking Community & Housing Planner

Job Position

Senior Community & Housing Planner

Job Description

The Chester County Planning Commission is seeking a senior community planner who specializes in housing issues (Planner IV). This position provides professional consulting services to the local municipalities by implementing the County’s comprehensive plan, Landscapes2. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high competency level in performing planning services under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Demonstrated knowledge shall include a working knowledge of preparing comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and subdivision and land development ordinances, and an understanding of the relevant laws and requirements of fair housing. The candidate must possess excellent verbal, writing, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office products. Candidates should demonstrate competency in public speaking experience, data and trend analysis, and a working knowledge of ArcGIS and web-based mapping. Knowledge and skills related to advancing housing options through collaboration is strongly preferred.

Job Requirements

A Master’s Degree in Planning, Geography, or a related field with five years of applied municipal planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP certification preferred but not required.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on-line at: http://chesco.org/Jobs.aspx