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.