Director of Planning and Zoning – Ferguson Township

Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019

Position Summary

Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA (18,310 population), located in central PA adjacent to The Pennsylvania State University Park campus, is seeking qualified candidates with a master’s degree and three (3) years of progressive responsibility in urban and/or regional planning or a related field working in Pennsylvania or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in planning or related field in Pennsylvania or a combination of these qualifications. Experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Township Manager as deemed appropriate. Furthermore, applicants must possess certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners or the ability to become certified within one year of beginning employment with the Township. Position requires excellent oral and written communication, research, analytical skills and innovative, enthusiastic, positive outlook. Ideal candidate has strong knowledge of all phases of community planning. Must have working knowledge of Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code and ability to understand and follow township subdivision/land development and zoning ordinances. Primary responsibilities include reviewing subdivision/land development projects; assisting in preparation of land use planning policies and procedures; coordinating with township officials, residents, regional planning staff and developers; providing advice and recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Excellent benefits pkg. Salary range: $76,576 – $103,377.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, application and resume in confidence to Human Resources Administrator, Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA  16801 or by email to Application and job description available at:

Application deadline 4 p.m. is Friday, June 21, 2019