Haverford Township Seeking a Zoning Officer

Job Position


Zoning Officer



This position is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Township Zoning Code, addressing all incoming communications regarding zoning matters and is a liaison for the Township’s Zoning Hearing Board. Primary functions include administering the intake, technical review, administrative processes and approval of zoning permits, Zoning Hearing Board applications, variance requests, and other zoning matters.



• A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible, related experience, in Pennsylvania municipal government, is required.
• Working knowledge of zoning administration and enforcement in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
• A thorough understanding of the principles and practices of zoning administration and enforcement is required.
• Ability to grasp basic legal principles of Land Use Law.
• Ability to perform administrative procedures, technical reviews, field inspections and non-criminal investigations.
• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery; prioritize citizen and community needs.
• Ability to research, understand and implement municipal policy.
• Ability to interpret maps, property surveys, and aerial photography.
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently with self-directed priorities.
• Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, employees and their representatives, professional groups, officials of other agencies, elected officials, attorneys and the general public.
• Ability to properly handle material of a highly confidential nature and exercise discretion.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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