The Assistant Director of Community Development serves as the assistant department head and acts in the absence of the Director of Community Development as required. The Assistant Director assists in the administration and direction of the functions of the Community Development Department by performing general code enforcement activities and by administering the Derry Township building codes, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Downtown Core Design Standards, Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, and other regulations and ordinances administered by the Department. Maintains and operates the Township GIS files and software. The Assistant Director also serves as the assistant Zoning Officer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed herein are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.
Assists in the review of planning submissions and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors relevant to land development plans, subdivision plans, Conditional Use applications, Comprehensive Plan updates, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, and amendments to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. Assists with updates to the Township Comprehensive Plan, Official Map, and Code of Ordinances and may be involved in boards, committees, and groups promoting the planning activities of the Township. Serves as liaison between the Department of Community Development and Downtown Core Design Board.
Reviews proposed projects for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. This includes the review of applications for zoning permits and completion of inspections for compliance with approved permits. Investigates and monitors violations of the Zoning Ordinance. Provides consultations with the public regarding questions relative to the Zoning Ordinance.
Building Codes and Permits
Reviews all applications for building, demolition, and sign permits for consistency with the Township Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Hearing Board decisions, the Township Stormwater Management Ordinance, and conditions of Land Development Plan approvals. Provides consultations with the public regarding questions relative to the building permits.