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Director of Planning and Zoning

South Strabane Township

South Strabane Township (Washington County) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Planning and Zoning. This position reports to the Township Manager and is responsible for the short- and long-term community planning of the Township. The Director administers and enforces all phases of the land use and zoning processes.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in planning and zoning, preferably in a municipal or consulting environment. Strong understanding of zoning ordinances, land development regulations, and environmental planning principles. Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously. A bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, engineering or related field plus a minimum of two (2) years, experience in municipal planning and zoning in a municipality of similar size and complexity.

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Administrative Clerk, Police

Cranberry Township

Cranberry Township, Butler County, is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Clerk with the Cranberry Township Police Department. If you’re interested in providing excellent customer service to Township residents and visitors while having the opportunity to learn more about criminal justice, this position may be for you.

As an administrative clerk, the successful applicant will support both the public and Police Department personnel to ensure the department continues to provide top-notch services to Township residents and guests. This position will regularly interface with the public and assist them in a variety of ways, including receiving and responding to the public’s communications, inquiries, requests, and concerns. Technical support will include but is not limited to assisting with the coordination of court hearings, receiving and processing payments, and assisting with the management and quality control of records, files and data. The successful applicant will also assist with the internal department operations by maintaining calendars, receiving and routing mail and providing other administrative support tasks.

This is a full-time position whose work hours will be based on Police Department operating hours and scheduling needs and will include evening hours.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Standard customer service principles and practices
    • Records management principles, practices and methods
    • Clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures
  • Skills:
    • Skill in data entry, typing and utilization of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and ability to acquire competency in the use of applicable department / organization specific software
    • Skill in the operation of standard office equipment
  • Abilities:
    • Ability to use Butler radio control and Township police radio
    • Ability to read, update, and maintain various records and files in numerical, alphabetical or chronological sequence
    • Ability to review, compile, and organize forms, documents, and related records for efficient processing and ready retrieval
    • Ability to manage a high volume of customer contacts from day to day with consistent politeness and professionalism and apply the Township’s customer service standards and protocols to all interactions
    • Ability to and willingness to establish and maintain communication and working relationships with peers, representatives from other agencies, vendors, public officials, and the general public using courtesy, tact, and discretion

Required Qualifications

This position requires a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by at least one (1) year of directly related experience in customer service call or clerical or records management experience; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate degree business, public administration criminal justice or related field; and three (3) years of customer service or records management experience in a law enforcement environment.

Wage and Benefits

Approximate Hourly Wage: $19.00-$21.00/hour

Fringe benefits include, among other things, health, dental and vision benefits and a generous deferred compensation plan. Specific questions regarding benefits can be sent to [email protected]

Codes Administrator, Level I

Cranberry Township

Position Summary: Cranberry Township, Butler County, is seeking applicants for a full-time Codes Administrator position with the Planning and Development Services Department. This position reports to the Development and Codes Services Manager. The Township is accepting applications to fill one (1) Codes Administrator position (I or II) opening. Applicants should review both openings as they will only be considered for the position they applied to and must meet the minimum qualifications for the applicable job posting. Cranberry Township is a growing residential and business community that is constantly striving to build connections between the local government and its residents and business owners. The Codes Administrator position will serve as a point of contact to both the residents and business owners in the community. Responsibilities for the Codes Administrator I position include: the administration, review, approval and issuance of all residential building, sign and zoning permits and related licenses in compliance with Township regulations, codes and ordinances. This position will also conduct residential building and zoning plan review, issuing permits, providing internal and external customer service and technical assistance as needed. The person in this position will receive ongoing and thorough training opportunities to develop expertise. Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to: • Knowledge of: o Standard business operations, functions, departments, and services o Standard customer service principles and practices o Clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures • Skills: o Basic skills in data entry, typing and utilization of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) o Skill in using mathematics required for the work o Growth mindset skills • Abilities: o Ability to learn common municipal planning codes and other applicable regulations and apply knowledge to explain same to the public o Ability to learn the practices, techniques and equipment used in building construction o Ability to learn general construction methods and materials and their placement in construction o Ability to learn applicable department / organization specific software o Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met while maintaining close attention to detail o Ability to manage a high volume of customer contacts from day to day with consistent politeness and professionalism and apply the Township’s customer service standards and protocols to all interactions o Ability to and willingness to establish and maintain communication and working relationships with peers, representatives from other agencies, vendors, public officials, and the general public using courtesy, tact, and discretion Position Requirements: Required Qualifications High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by at least six (6) months of personal or professional experience in a construction or building setting and at least six (6) months experience in utilizing technical hardware (e.g. computers, tablets) and software (Microsoft Office programs). Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in a related field supplemented by one (1) year of experience in construction, engineering or related field. The successful candidate shall be required to obtain the following PA UCC Residential Certifications within one year from the date of hire: Residential Building Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector and Residential Energy Inspector. The successful candidate will also be expected to obtain the appropriate PA UCC Commercial Inspection certifications within three years from date of hire. Applicants who have obtained any PA UCC Residential and Commercial Certifications pr Approximate Starting Hourly Wage: $23.00-$24.00 plus our fringe benefits program, with additional increases associated with earning required PA UCC Residential and Commercial Certifications over an approximate two (2) to three (3) year period. Fringe benefits include, among other things, health, dental and vision benefits, and a generous deferred compensation plan. Specific questions regarding benefits can be sent to [email protected]

Codes Administrator, Level II

Cranberry Township

Cranberry Township, Butler County, is seeking applicants for a full-time Codes Administrator position with the Planning and Development Services Department. This position reports to the Development and Codes Services Manager. The Township is accepting applications to fill one (1) Codes Administrator position (I or II) opening. Applicants should review both openings as they will only be considered for the position they applied to and must meet the minimum qualifications for the applicable job posting.

Cranberry Township is a growing residential and business community that is constantly striving to build connections between the local government and its residents and business owners. The Codes Administrator position will serve as a point of contact to both the residents and business owners in the community. Responsibilities for Codes Administrator II position include: the administration, review, approval and issuance of all residential and commercial building, sign and zoning permits and related licenses in compliance with Township regulations, codes and ordinances. This position will also conduct residential and commercial building, site, fire prevention, property maintenance and Zoning inspections and enforcement, as well as conduct land development subdivision, conditional use, zoning and fire prevention plan review residential building and zoning plan reviews.

Along with completing inspections and plan reviews and issuing permits, this position will also require the incumbent to provide technical assistance to customers, including residents, business owners, developers, and contractors, regarding Township codes and regulations.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Common municipal planning codes and other applicable regulations
    • Practices, techniques, and equipment used in building construction
    • The use of general construction methods and materials and their placement in construction
    • Stages in structure construction so that defects and violations may be observed and corrected
    • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the various phases of construction
    • Clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures
  • Skills:
    • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and applicable department/organization specific software and ability to learn and become proficient in the use of other specialized software as may be required
    • Skill in using mathematics required for the work
    • Growth mindset skills
  • Abilities:
    • Ability to interpret code requirements effectively and efficiently, and concisely and courteously communicate interpretations of codes, zoning regulations and the Township’s position to residents, contractors, developers, Township employees and others, with tact and diplomacy, under potentially adverse or strained circumstances
    • Ability to work independently in the field and make decisions that require technical discretion, and sound judgment
    • Ability to interpret municipal ordinances, state statutes, and related regulations and policies, and to make fair and complete inspections based on them
    • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze applications, plans, blueprints, and other technical information
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met while maintaining close attention to detail
    • Ability to manage a high volume of customer contacts from day to day with consistent politeness and professionalism and apply the Township’s customer service standards and protocols to all interactions
    • Ability to and willingness to establish and maintain communication and working relationships with peers, representatives from other agencies, vendors, public officials, and the general public using courtesy, tact, and discretion

Position Requirements:

Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by at least three (3) years of directly related experience in municipal code administration; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.
Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications
Associate degree in a related field

Certifications Required
Applicant must have at least five (5) of the following UCC certifications at the time of hire. All remaining required certifications must be obtained within one (1) year of the date of hire.

  • PA UCC Residential Building Inspector
  • PA UCC Residential Mechanical Inspector
  • PA UCC Residential Plumbing Inspector
  • PA UCC Residential Energy Inspector
  • PA UCC Commercial Building Inspector
  • PA UCC Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  • PA UCC Commercial Plumbing Inspector
  • PA UCC Commercial Energy Inspector
  • PA UCC Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner

Certifications - Preferred
PA UCC Building Code Official
Fire Inspector (ICC Certification only)

Approximate Hourly Wage: $29.00-$31.00 plus our fringe benefits program

Fringe benefits include, among other things, health, dental and vision benefits, and a generous deferred compensation plan. Specific questions regarding benefits can be sent to [email protected]

Utilities Director

Cranberry Township

Cranberry Township, Butler County, is seeking applicants for a full-time Director for the Utilities Department. Cranberry Township is a growing residential and business community and as the Director of Utilities, the incumbent for this position will play an integral role in guaranteeing various utility services are provided to Township residents and businesses in a manner that supports and promotes public health and public safety.

The Utilities Director is primarily focused on the strategic and long-term planning for the Township’s public utilities operations and services and overseeing and developing department employees. The position requires extensive expertise and knowledge of water treatment and distribution; wastewater treatment and collection and residential and commercial waste removal services.

This position is responsible for leading a team of both bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees and requires an individual who will support and motivate staff and promote the development and growth of others. The successful candidate for this position must have expertise and knowledge in utility management that can be used to develop policies and procedures and determine and implement efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the organization’s strategies. The ability to support and motivate others is a critical key to success.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced knowledge of
    • Water treatment and distributions and wastewater treatment and collections technology, operations, and facilities/maintenance
    • State and federal environmental regulations related to water quality and wastewater treatment
    • Residential and commercial waste removal services, fees, and contracts
    • Overseeing and managing bargaining unit employees
    • Interpreting, and negotiating bargaining unit contracts
  • Skills
    • Strong strategic planning and project management skills
    • Growth mindset skills
    • Critical thinking for issues resolution and process improvement recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to
    • Meet aggressive deadlines for multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Effectively present information and technical advice to top management and/or all relevant constituents/parties/individuals
    • Manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met and to set priorities that efficiently move projects along to achieve customer and quality objectives
    • Lead and motivate others to achieve goals

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, public administration, or related field; supplemented by ten (10) years of experience in water and wastewater operations, including three (3) years of leadership experience; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

The successful candidate must have a valid, insurable driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in public administration, or related field and Professional Engineer (PE) license; supplemented by at least two (2) years of experience related to leading and managing an entire division or department, including strategic planning and employee development experience and five (5) years of experience of utility leadership and management in a union setting

Wage and Benefits

Approximate annual salary of $105,000-$115,000, but will be determined based on successful candidate’s qualifications, plus our fringe benefits package. Fringe benefits include, among other things, health, dental and vision benefits and a generous deferred compensation plan. Specific questions regarding benefits can be sent to [email protected]

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Parks and Recreation Coordinator

North Huntingdon Township

North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, is seeking a dedicated professional who establishes positive working relationships with staff, department heads, elected officials, and the community to serve as the next Parks and Recreation Coordinator. North Huntingdon Township is strategically located within thirty minutes of the City of Pittsburgh. North Huntingdon Township has become the destination to live, work, and play with access to two major highways of Route 30 and the PA Turnpike. North Huntingdon Township is just over 27 square miles with a population of 31,788 and a budget of $15.8m. The Parks and Recreation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing operations pertaining to parks, open space, recreation, building, and structures to develop and administer recreation programs, services, and special events for Township residents. Qualifications include coursework in Park and Recreation Administration, Public Administration, or similar field. Prior experience in a position conducting recreation activities for a community recreation program or experience in a community recreation program in lieu of bachelor’s degree. A full job description is available online. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Harry R. Faulk, Township Manager either by mail or by email at [email protected] by July 10, 2024 at 4:00pm.

Public Works Director

Honesdale Borough, Wayne County

Honesdale Borough, the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Public Works Director. Established in 1826 and spanning 4 square miles, Honesdale is located 32 miles northeast of Scranton in a rural area offering numerous recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, biking, skateboarding, and rafting. The Borough has a population of approximately 4,500 residents.

The Public Works Director will oversee various public works areas, including streets and sanitation, parks and grounds, engineering, utilities, and equipment maintenance. Key responsibilities include managing personnel, time, and budget while ensuring effective communication and excellent customer service.

Applicants must possess a CDL license, pass a background check, and have strong communication skills and customer service experience. The salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes a full benefits package with health, life, vision, and dental insurance, pension, and paid time off. Interested candidates can email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references via email to [email protected] by July 3, 2024.