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City of Allentown Seeking Zoning Supervisor

Job Position


Zoning Supervisor



The Zoning Supervisor is responsible for all activities related to land use laws in the areas of zoning administration and enforcement.

  • Issues zoning permits after reviewing the application and site plans for conformance with the Zoning Ordinance;
  • Receives complaints regarding violations of the Zoning Ordinance;
  • Assigns subordinate staff to investigate complaints and zoning permit applications;
  • Researches the history of a particular piece of property in the formulation of zoning decisions;
  • Prepares citations of violations of the Zoning Ordinance and presents them to the District Magistrate Court for prosecution;
  • Prepares violation letters to be sent to property owners and directs the placement of Stop Work Orders;
  • Meets and discusses provisions of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances with lawyers, real estate brokers, architects, developers and the general public as needed;
  • Schedules, prepares, and attends all Zoning Hearing Board meetings;
  • Suggests amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and participates in major revisions to the Ordinance;
  • Prepares an annual report listing the number and type of permits issued, inspections performed, and the activities of the Zoning Hearing Board;
  • Reviews subdivisions and land developments for consistency with good site planning principals;
  • Attends meetings of the Allentown City Planning Commission; and
  • Manages three Zoning Officers.

How to Apply 


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application, current resume and cover letter at www.allentownpa.gov.