Borough Planner and Zoning Officer position, New Hope, Pennsylvania

Borough Planner and Zoning Officer

New Hope Borough, Bucks County, PA, is seeking a dynamic municipal professional for the position of Borough Planner and Zoning Officer.  This is a Full-Time Exempt position.  Position available immediately.

Successful candidate must possess land use planning credentials and a high degree of independent judgement, must be able to work effectively with elected officials, employees, general public and applicants. This position serves as staff to the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board and works with the Code Official by reviewing building permits for compliance with the Zoning Code.  He/she  advises the Planning Commission on borough planning and zoning issues, coordinates the review of land development applications, meets with residents and developers to evaluate building projects for compliance with the Zoning and Land Development Codes, processes applications to the Zoning Hearing Board,and issues Notices of Violation for zoning offenses. Applicant must be willing to work evening hours, as required for performance of duties.

Thorough knowledge and at least 5 years of experience of the PA Municipalities Planning Code, floodplain regulations and principles of zoning is required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and Word, excellent communication and organizational skills is expected. .

To be considered for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Peter Gray, Borough Manager, New Hope Borough at

PN member Peter Meyer would be happy to discuss the position:

New Hope Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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