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City of Reading Seeking Planning Manager

The person in this position is the division manager for the Zoning, Planning, and Historic Preservation Division within the Department of Community Development, and is primarily responsible for implementation and administration of the City of Reading Comprehensive Plan, its Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, and other land use policies enabled by acts of the Commonwealth where participation and responsibilities are assigned to the planning agency.

This is an exempt position with full responsibility for oversight and coordination of projects and activities for zoning, planning, and historic preservation. The position requires competency in municipal planning, zoning, and land use regulation, and the ability to read and interpret the Municipalities Planning Code and other relevant codes and ordinances.

Educational Requirements
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying or related curriculum.
• Must have explicit knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to zoning, land development planning and subdivision.

Experience
• Prior experience in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, and/or geography. Prior experience in public or private-sector planning.
• Strong interpersonal skills and customer focused to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints.
• Must be innovative and detail-oriented.
• Must have experience working on highly visible projects.
• AICP Certification is preferred.
• Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License required.

How to Apply
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application, current resume and cover letter at www.readingpa.gov. Questions – Email jobs@readingpa.gov.