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Crawford County Seeking Assistant Planning Director

Job Position

Assistant Planning Director, Community Development


The Assistant Planning Director for Community Development is responsible to assist in the implementation of the County’s comprehensive plan through the application, compliance, disbursement, management, and monitoring of Federal, State, and local funding.

This position performs a wide variety of grant related tasks including, but not limited to, communication on federal, state and local programs, pre-application project development, grant application preparation, and management of compliance, monitoring, and reporting of grant awards. The position has supervisory responsibility over the Community Development Division.

Job Requirements 

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, public administration/policy or related field from an accredited four- year institution, a Master’s degree or supervisory experience is preferred.

Candidates should have the following competencies:

  • Experienced with grant administration and compliance;
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Able to manage a staff efficiently and effectively;
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships;
  • Able to present complex information to audiences whose understanding of the subject matter varies;
  • Able to present and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Able to become proficient with computer software including Microsoft Suite, Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and
  • Able to demonstrate strong project management and time management skills.
How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit an application packet, which should include a letter of interest, resume, and County application. Application packets should be submitted through the following online portal.

Individuals without the ability to submit electronically can mail their materials to 903 Diamond Park, Meadville PA 16335. Applications should be directed to Zachary Norwood, Planning Director.