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Upper Macungie Township Seeking Director of Community Development

This position is responsible for the enforcement of all Township Ordinances and state laws including but not limited to; building, zoning, and property maintenance. The Director is responsible for the reviewing and processing all Subdivision and Land Development Plans, Conditional Uses, Map and Text Amendments, Variance and Special Exception applications. Position is also responsible for interpretation and enforcement of the Township’s zoning ordinances, while exercising independent judgement to determine the best approach by using and interpreting policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for preparing correspondence and agendas for the Planning Commission, and Zoning Hearing Board. The Director is also responsible for supervising and directing department personnel on day-to-day operations. The Director will serve as the Township’s Zoning Officer.

1. Supervise and direct the daily activities of code enforcement, building inspection, planning, zoning, and general administrative matters to include responsibility for the following:

a. Oversight of all accessibility, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, sprinkler, and building plan reviews and inspections.
b. Daily accountability of all departmental deposits and records.
c. Property maintenance inspections and reports.
d. Issuance of all permits for building, zoning, demolition, excavation & fill, burning, street opening, simplified approach, operational, floodplain, and other permits as required by various laws, codes, and ordinances.
e. Supervising or providing the investigation of all building, zoning, property maintenance or code enforcement complaints.
f. Oversight of the administering, inspecting, and enforcing all zoning related matters.
g. Submission of all building, zoning, stormwater, floodplain, etc. reports to appropriate county, state, and federal agencies on a monthly, yearly, and quarterly basis.
h. Oversight of the Township’s Ag Security Area (ASA) program
2. Responsibility supervising the Department staff, vendors and assigning duties, and monitoring of all department training and certifications as required as part of the new statewide building code regulations.
3. Perform all reviews related to the Subdivision and Land Development and Zoning Ordinances, and general administrative matters including:

a. Supervising all activities for the Township Planning Commission, and Zoning Hearing Board, including agendas, minutes, and annual reports.
b. Submit request for ordinance changes to the appropriate municipal and county agencies for review and comment.
c. Enforce the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, including all maintenance inspections and reports.
d. Provides oversight and review of developer’s escrow accounts for review of plans related to SLDO and Zoning Ordinances.
e. Meetings with developers, as needed, and providing comments upon completion of plan review.

4. Oversight for the recording of all plans at the courthouse.
5. Responsible for maintaining up-to-date Township Plans and maps; including but not limited to zoning map, street map, and other official maps
6. Responsible for providing monthly and annual departmental reports
7. Supervision of the daily collection of fees and providing a daily deposit report to the finance department.
8. Maintaining a file on all public improvements that have been deferred by the Board of Supervisors.
9. Attend Township meetings, including evenings, as necessary.
10. Responsible for preparing annual department budget.
11. Prepares, and/or presents testimony for court cases; provide court documents in the case of special exemptions and zoning appeals.
12. Maintain liaison with other local, county and start code enforcement agencies
13. Serve as the Township’s Zoning Officer
14. Operates a vehicle to travel to sites within and outside of the Township
15. Performs the full range of supervisory duties
16. Other duties as assigned

Education /Experience:
• A bachelor’s degree in geography, urban/regional planning, GIS, engineering, public administration, or a related field;
• Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in planning;
• Three (3) years’ experience at the state or municipal level in code enforcement and zoning;
• Five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory position.

Certifications/Licenses:
• Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
• American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certification or ability to obtain certification within a determined period is preferred but not required.
• Zoning Officer Certification or the ability to obtain certification within a determined period is preferred.
• Ability to obtain other licenses as may be required to perform assigned duties.

Knowledge:
• Advanced knowledge of the PA Municipalities Planning Code (PA MPC), local planning and land use principles.
• Advanced knowledge of uniform building codes, zoning, and code enforcement.
• Advanced knowledge of the International Properties Maintenance Code (IPMC) and processing of citations.
• Knowledge of GIS fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures. Ability to create and edit tabular data and geometric data. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with ArcGIS 10.0 or newer.
• Knowledge of municipal government and operations.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations and laws governing stormwater.
• Knowledge of grant writing and grant management.
• Knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection. (Must be able to take the initiative to research data on a consistent basis, see competencies)
• Knowledge of resolutions and ordinances (see competencies)
• Knowledge of standard surveying practice with the ability to read and interpret subdivision and land development plans, contracts, maps, manuals, codes, and policies.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Upper Macungie Township, ATTN: Greta Slifer, Human Resources Mgr., 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 or email: hradmin@uppermac.org. Full job description, with requirements, is available at www.uppermac.org. EOE, Excellent Benefits.

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DEADLINE: March 28, 2022