Housing & Community Development


Full-Time Positions

The Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development is seeking qualified applicants to join its professional Office of Housing and Community Development team. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO COUNTY RESIDENTS.


Community Development Specialist – Starting salary $ 34,608

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies or related field plus familiarity with housing and community development principles. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and time management skills are required.  A valid driver’s license is also required.

Duties

Under direction of the Community Development Manager, assists with the overall planning, implementation and reporting of the County’s Housing Development projects in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal requirements.  The Specialist will coordinate construction project implementation, attend construction meetings and prepare associated Environmental Review Records for projects funded through federal programs. Assists with maintenance of HUD financial and environmental reporting systems.


Forward cover letters and resumes (in MS Office or PDF format) to:

Patricia Gabriele, Office Manager/Operations Coordinator
Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development
600 North Jackson Street, Suite 101
Media, PA 19063
email: OHCD@co.delaware.pa.us

In order to avoid delays in the selection and candidate approval process, if you are invited to discuss your qualifications in person, it would be helpful to complete an Application for Employment  prior to your scheduled appointment and have it available when you arrive.

All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education, experience, communication skills, and computer proficiency. County residency is required within 180 days of employment. Delaware County is an equal opportunity employer.

OHCD provides services without regard to race, religion, color, sex, physical condition, or age. Equal Housing Opportunities.

Other Full-Time Positions

The Delaware County Planning Department is seeking qualified applicants to join its professional planning team.

Delaware County encompasses 49 municipalities adjacent to Philadelphia and the Delaware River and is home to a demographically and economically diverse population of more than 550,000. The following position is currently available:

Environmental Planner/Associate Planner - Salary Range $33,900 - $35,300

Qualifications

Master’s degree in planning or related field; Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field plus two (2) years of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Planner). Bachelor’s degree in above fields; two (2) years' experience; or equivalent combination of experience (Associate Planner). Ability to work in a team environment on a wide range of projects involving both public and private interests is essential. Excellent written, oral, and graphic communication skills; research skills; organizational and time management skills; familiarity with the planning process at the local level.

Duties

Under the supervision of a Manager, serve as project planner on assigned projects: provide work guidance to Associate Planners and Interns as required (Planner). Perform State-mandated reviews, including sewage facilities planning modules, the environmental component of subdivision and land development plans, and other regulatory programs as required; assist with the preparation of environmental components of municipal and/or multi-municipal comprehensive plans. Participate in PA Coastal Zone Management Program activities, including planning and providing support for local projects funded by the state’s programs. Provide technical assistance to municipalities and the public concerning environmental issues. Provide general information and technical assistance to municipal officials and the public; perform related duties as required and/or directed.

Community Assistance Associate Planner - Starting salary $33,900

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field; two (2) years' experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written, oral, and graphic communication skills and a familiarity with the planning process at the local level is required.

Duties

Under the supervision of a Manager, serves as project planner on assigned projects. Performs research; collects and analyzes data; prepares recommendations and reports in draft and final form; presents findings at public meetings and work sessions. Meets regularly with supervisor to discuss work assignments. Provides work guidance to Associate Planners, Technicians, and Interns as required. Performs related duties as assigned and/or directed.

The Community Assistance Planner will assist communities in Delaware County, focus on initiatives of Delaware County Council, and represent Delaware County Planning on regional projects. Delaware County Planning Department activities are guided by Delaware County 2035, the County’s comprehensive plan. Work centers around achieving the objectives and completing actions in Delaware County 2035 planning documents and preparing for future County comprehensive plan updates. The Community Assistance Planner will work directly with municipalities on comprehensive plan and zoning code updates, special studies, and redevelopment planning.


Senior Transportation Planner - Salary Range $35,300 - $40,000

Qualifications

Master’s degree in planning or related field; bachelor’s degree in planning or related field plus four (4) years’ experience in transportation planning; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written, oral, and graphic communication skills required.

Duties

Under the supervision of a Manager, serves as project planner on transportation planning projects. Performs research; collects and analyzes data; maintains improvements inventory; prepares recommendations and reports in draft and final form; presents findings at public meetings and work sessions. Performs related duties as assigned and/or directed. Plans primarily for public transportation improvements, including planning for road, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements. Collaborates with municipalities, the regional public transit authority, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the regional planning commission, the transportation management association, and others.


Forward cover letters and resumes (in MS Office or PDF format) to:

Michelle Signora, Office Administrator
Delaware County Planning Department
Court House/Government Center
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
e-mail:  Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us

In order to avoid delays in the selection and candidate approval process, if you are invited to discuss your qualifications in person, it would be helpful to complete an Application for Employment  prior to your scheduled appointment and have it available when you arrive.

All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education, experience, communication skills, and computer proficiency. County residency is required within 180 days of employment. Delaware County is an equal opportunity employer.