Director of Planning

County of Erie

COUNTY OF ERIE POSITION ANNOUNCE MENT AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER POSTING DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 CLOSING DATE: MARCH 15, 2019 TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING GRADE: NB 18 DEPARTMENT: PLANNING BARGAINING UNIT: NON BARGAINING ENTRY RATE: $27.32 /hour, $53,274/ Annual Minimum HOURS PER WEEK: 37.5 $35.65/ hour, $69,517.50/ Annual Maximum PROCEDURE TO APPLY: Please read the County of Erie Job Application Procedures before applying. Those wishing to apply for this position shall submit a County Employment Application and a Bid Form stating their qualifications to the Personnel Department at the Erie County Court House, Room 501, Erie, PA 16501. Apply Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. APPLICATIONS AND BID FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET BY GOING TO THE ERIE COUNTY WEB SITE AT AND THEN CLICK ON JOB OPPORTUNITIES. COMPLETED FORMS CAN EITHER BE MAILED TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS OR FAXED TO 814-451-6484. THE COUNTY OF ERIE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL MINORITY AND NON- MINORITY GROUPS INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Erie County is seeking a creative and dynamic professional to lead the team in the Erie County Department of Planning and Community Development. The region has experienced renewed interest from leadership in both the public and private sectors in the value of planning and the role of local government in shaping the community. The department is responsible for preparing the Erie County Comprehensive Plan and currently staffs the following programs and organizations: Erie County Land Bank, Erie County MPO and Transportation, Erie County Data Center, Coastal Resources, Greenways, Community Development Block Grant and Affordable Housing, Municipal Assistance Program, Sustainability, SALDO Review, and Comprehensive Plan Consistency Review. Team members are challenged to develop innovative solutions to community development in Erie County by refining existing services or developing additional programs to meet needs of our communities. DEFINITION OF CLASS: Responsible for the direction and oversight of the department; Must negotiate and attract funding from state and federal agencies; Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in designing and implementing programs. Works within the framework of Federal, State and local guidelines carrying out the policies of the County Executive.

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