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Chester County Seeking Housing & Economic Planner

Job Position


Housing & Economic Planner IV

Job Description 


The Planning Commission seeks a Housing & Economic Planner to assist in advancing housing choices and economic development opportunities that support smart growth throughout Chester County. This senior level position provides professional planning services to and/or coordinates with planning staff, local municipalities, chambers of commerce, housing groups, and related entities within the region. This position supports the implementation of the County’s long-range plan, Landscapes3, particularly the Live and Prosper goals, and will support the creation of housing choices and sustainable economic opportunity.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a high competency level in housing and economic development planning. Demonstrated knowledge should include an understanding of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and experience with revitalization and redevelopment planning, housing needs, zoning issues, the subdivision and land development process, and local, state, and federal regulatory controls regarding housing and economic development such as zoning ordinances, subdivision and land development ordinances, and fair housing. The position requires significant public interaction and the ability to work with both internal and external teams.

Job Requirements 


The candidate must possess excellent verbal, writing, time management, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office products and a working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS, Business Analyst, and mapping. Candidates should demonstrate competency and experience in independent project management, public speaking, data and trend analysis, and authoring technical and planning reports. Knowledge and skills related to advancing housing choices and economic opportunities through collaboration is strongly preferred. The candidate must be comfortable working collaboratively and interacting with municipal clients and agencies both within and outside of county government.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, or a related field with seven years of applied planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree and AICP certification preferred.

How to Apply 


Applications must be submitted through the Chester County Job Opportunities webpage. The webpage and job description can be accessed here: http://chesco.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=149&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Planner-VI-Housing-Economic-Planner-1298