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Lower Makefield Township Seeking Planner

Job Position





Lower Makefield Township is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created Planner position within the Community Development Department. Reporting directly to the Community Development Director, the Planner will be responsible for the day to day administration of all planning and zoning activities, including enforcement of the Township’s Subdivision & Land Development (SALDO) and Zoning Ordinances & Regulations. This position requires that the employee have considerable knowledge in all phases of planning and zoning to provide expert professional assistance to Township management staff.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Planning or related fields or professional certification as a planner
  • ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager CFM® or the ability to obtain
  • Thorough knowledge of the MPC including municipal planning and zoning principles & procedures
  • Ability to read and understand development plans to ensure compliance with Township codes
  • Five or more years of experience in planning and zoning
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be available to attend evening meetings as required
  • Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office & familiarity with GIS software
  • Considerable ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, residents, contractors, external agencies and the general public

    The selected applicant must be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, at the time of employment.


How to Apply 


Applications may be sent to admin@lmt.org or dropped off at the Township Building located at 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067, Attn: Kurt Ferguson, Township Manager.