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Centre Region Council of Govt

Government/Law/Public Safety

Senior Land Use Planner/Land Use Planner

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Marcella Hoffman/

Job Description/Requirements

Position: Senior Land Use Planner or Land Use Planner
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Job requirements:
Senior Planner:
• Minimum four years of related experience
• Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning or related discipline
• Minimum of one year of related experience
• Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning or related discipline

Starting Salary:
Senior Planner: $63,249 to $75,899 DOQ
Planner: $50,581 to $60,698 DOQ

AICP Certification:
Senior Planner: Preferred, not required Planner: Not required

The Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA) is housed within the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) that serves six municipalities in the State College area of Centre County, PA. The planning area has a population of approximately 95,000 people including Penn State students and a geographic area of 150 square miles.

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.
To be considered for the position, applications must include the following; cover letter including salary requirements, and resume. Applications should be submitted to:

Contact: Marcella Hoffman, Office Manager
Phone: (814) 231-3050


Starting Salary:
Senior Planner: $63,249 to $75,899 DOQ
Planner: $50,581 to $60,698 DOQ

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