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Director of Planning & Zoning
Kennett Township
Kennett Township in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania is currently seeking an experienced professional to succeed the current Director who is retiring. This hands-on management position reports directly to the Township Manager and collaborates closely with the other departments, Planning Commission, the Zoning Hearing Board, consultants, attorneys, and the public.
The Director of Planning & Zoning is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all zoning and land planning projects and activities, building inspections, and codes enforcement. The position also serves as the appointed Zoning Officer, the Planning Administrator, and the Floodplain Administrator.
Housing Navigation Specialist
York County Planning Commission
The Housing Navigation Specialist is an essential team member in the York County Pathways to Home Coordinated Entry process that provides management of the Pathways to Home process as well as supports community-wide coordination of landlord engagement and access. The HN Specialist will also work to increase accessibility and successful housing placement through the Pathways to Home process and improve the retention rates for people who have been transitioning from homelessness to a new home, through housing partner and system building/support. The HN Specialist will work closely with other members of the York County Planning Commission (YCPC) staff, York County Coalition on Homelessness (YCCH) members, landlords, case managers and program directors of housing/service organizations involved in the coordinated entry process to achieve goals.

Bachelor’s degree in human services related field or equivalent experience. Experience with property management and/or landlord advocacy programs, or coordinated entry is preferred.
• Familiarity with the local housing market, national and local housing trends, and available housing resources
• Understanding of landlord-tenant responsibilities.
• Detail oriented to complete requirements of data tracking and housing options inventory.
• Computer skills required: Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with a strong focus on Excel skills. Previous Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) software experience preferred but not required.
• Strong communication and oral skills related to speaking with a variety of different populations.
• Experience working with people experiencing housing instability or homelessness and/or populations with special needs.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Lived experience of housing instability or homelessness preferred.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Must pass the County background check with no record of criminal conviction.

Director of Planning and Zoning
Ferguson Township
Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA (19,309 population), seeks a collaborative and resourceful leader for its Planning and Zoning Department. The Planning and Zoning Director will provide leadership, direction, and guidance in the Township’s oversight of all planning, subdivision, and land development within the Township. The Director will report to the Township Manager and will supervise and have the support of a Community Planner, Zoning Administrator, Ordinance Enforcement Officer, and Staff Assistant. Salary range: $94,766 – $142,148.
Executive Director
Centre Region Council of Governments
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Centre Region Council of
Governments (COG). The position is responsible for the planning, execution, and overall management and organizational leadership of the COG. The Executive Director will ensure implementation of services in alignment with the COG Articles of Agreement and strategic direction. The COG is a service provider, not another level of government, and functions under the direction of its member municipalities. Therefore, it is critical that the individual be an exemplary consensus builder and demonstrate an exceptional ability to connect to a variety of people.

In addition, the ideal candidates should have:

A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, public policy or related field; MPA preferred;
A minimum eight years of increasingly responsible management experience in local/state/federal government and/or non-profit organization; preferably in an organization of similar complexity;
Extensive experience developing and administering complex budgets;
Demonstrated experience in building consensus;
Ability to effectively deliver persuasive and compelling presentations; and
Ability to mentor, lead, and develop staff.

The starting salary range is $132,875 – $186,025 DOQ with an excellent benefit package.

Candidates should apply by April 8, 2024, with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Charlene Stevens, President for Recruiting Services and/or Dele Lowman, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA.

The Centre Region COG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Senior Land Use Planner/Land Use Planner
Centre Region Council of Governments
The CRPA is seeking a talented individual to fill a key position in the organization as either a Senior Planner or Planner based on their level of qualifications. This opportunity is not like many others! A Senior Planner will be able to immediately make an impact by working on a variety of local and regional planning projects. This could also be a chance for an entry-level Planner to learn the essentials of both local and regional planning from a Planning Director with a proven track record of mentoring entry and mid-level planners as they make their way in the profession, providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. 

The selected individual will have the opportunity to build upon or develop skills related to plan review, meeting and group facilitation, interacting with a wide number of parties with varied interests, analyzing data, drafting and presenting reports, and contributing to the preservation and growth of a beautiful area of the Commonwealth. In addition, the CRPA is excited to offer an opportunity to participate in driving a ten-year update of the regional comprehensive plan. This opportunity does not come around often and will be an aspect of the workload for this position.

To be successful, a candidate should have general knowledge in at least three or more of the following areas: general knowledge of comprehensive land use planning; principles of sustainability; knowledge of zoning and subdivision ordinances, land development plan review; and base transportation planning issues. Additionally, interest in being part of a small team working towards integrating land use, sustainability, transportation, and other infrastructure in the community is valued.

The Centre Region COG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Human Resources Assistant Supervisor
Borough of Chambersburg
The Borough of Chambersburg is seeking a high-performing professional to enhance the leadership team of our Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Assistant Supervisor (HRAS) assists the Human Resources Supervisor (HRS) and the Director of Administrative Services’ (DAS) in providing hands on, working, front-line supervision of human resources department staff, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the department, which includes but is not limited to payroll, benefits, workers compensation, retirement counseling, labor relations, community outreach, training & professional development, health & safety, and the normal range of HR activities such as hiring, appointments, onboarding, promotions, transfers, terminations, discipline, and performance management, etc. The HRAS serves as a hands-on, working, trusted advisor as well as designee to the HRS and DAS for all human resources operations. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in all phases of public sector human resource and labor relations.

Competitive total compensation package, including; outstanding benefits, paid time off, generous continuing education program, longevity step increases, Health, Vision, Dental, Life Ins. and pension options.
Starting salary range: $69,763.20- $76,169.60 D.O.E.
Assistant Director of Electric Utility
Borough of Chambersburg
The Borough of Chambersburg is seeking a high-performing professional to enhance the leadership team of our award-winning Electric Department. The Assistant Director of Electric Utility will provide vision, leadership, management, technical supervision, succession planning, and administration over all functions and activities of the Electric Department.

Work involves assisting in the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling of all functions and personnel of the Electric Department. The Assistant Director will assist in direction over the power supply portfolio, transmission, generating, substation, plant, and distribution line functions. You will be responsible for assisting in providing and maintaining safe, adequate, resilient, dependable, and economical electric services for the Borough.

Competitive total compensation package, including; outstanding benefits, paid time off, generous continuing education program, longevity step increases, Health, Vision, Dental, Life Ins. and pension options.
Starting salary range: NBE-1 $85,883.20-$91,124.80 NBE-2 $97,968-$103,875.20, DOE.

Assistant Manager
Ross Township
The Assistant Manager plays a pivotal role in supporting the Township Manager in day-to-day operations, working with the Township Department Directors on strategic planning, and community engagement initiatives including; Assisting in the administration of Township services and programs, collaborating with Department Heads to ensure efficient service delivery, Developing and implementing policies to enhance community welfare, Engaging with residents, businesses, and stakeholders to address concerns and foster partnerships and Managing special projects and initiatives.
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