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West Hempfield Township Seeking a Assistant Director of Land Use

Job Position

 

Assistant Director of Land Use

Description 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE
The Assistant Director of Land Use aids the Director in all aspects of planning and community development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended 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 similar, related or a logical assignment pursuant to the requirements of West Hempfield Township or other applicable laws or regulations.

ADMINISTERS SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCES:
Conducts initial meeting with developer, discusses project and concept or sketch plan: reviews, researches and makes recommendations; receives preliminary and/or final plan and establishes timeline for Municipal Planning Code compliance; coordinates and participates in detailed review by staff, city engineer and outside agencies; reviews re-submissions, resolves legal questions and conflicts; presents and explains plans to Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors facilitates response to recommendations; guides plans through final revisions, developers agreements, financial security, agency approval and recording.

MANAGES BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS:
Oversees the review and processing of permits; coordinates with third party plan reviewers and inspectors.

PROVIDES ASSISTANCE WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, PROJECTS, AND FUNCTIONS:
Assists the consultants with the MS4 program and the Township engineer and Township staff regarding stormwater management projects; coordinates floodplain administration; coordinates with local, regional, and state agencies on development issues in the Township.

ASSISTS THE DIRECTOR:
Works with the Director in the supervision of employees of the Land Use Department; reviews processes and procedures to determine and make recommendations concerning workflow and efficiency; assists with zoning administration and enforcement; attends meetings, such as the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and staff meetings with the Township Manager, and other staff, when required; recommends possible courses of action, prepares, and presents reports.

MANAGES GIS PROGRAM:
Provides oversight in the maintenance of existing GIS mapping and data base; searches for opportunities to upgrade data; partners with other agencies to improve systems.

Job Requirements 

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Codes, ordinances, laws and regulations governing a wide variety of planning and zoning issues
    affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing and transportation.
  • General and legal principles of land use
  • Urban and regional planning
  • GIS programs

Ability to:

  • Operate GIS programs.
  • Read and understand building plans, drawings, land development plans and stormwater management plans.
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinates performing related planning and zoning
    activities.
  • Communicate well with the Director of land Development, other employees, developers,
    contractors and the general public.
  • Work effectively with the Township Solicitor and, when appropriate, outside legal counsel on complex legal matters.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, to apply concepts such as fractions, proportions, percentages, ratio, area, circumference, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of computerized information management tools including internet web browsing, e-mail, spreadsheet, word processing, GIS software and related office functions.

CERTIFICATES LICENSES REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid PA motor vehicle operator’s license.

How to Apply

 

Contact Andrew Stern, AICP, Township Manager at manager@westhempfield.org or by phone 717-285-5554. Position open until filled.