Zoning Officer – West Goshen Township

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

Position Summary

West Goshen Township, Chester County (pop. 23,040) is seeking applications for the position of Zoning Officer.  The individual in this position performs complex and routine administrative and public contact work in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted zoning codes and related rules and regulations. This position is responsible for oversight and enforcement of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, which includes processing of Zoning Permit applications, conducting inspections, handling complaints regarding potential Zoning Ordinance and property maintenance code violations, and processes subdivision and land development applications (including monitoring mandated timelines).  The individual in this position also administers the Township’s rental inspection program.  This is an exempt position and reports to the Township Manager. 

Detailed information is available in the PDF link.


  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Zoning Administration, Land Use Planning, or a related field.  Additional experience may be considered to supplement this educational requirement.
  • A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of municipal government experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid PA Driver’s License, Class C (at time of hire) and ability to meet (and maintain), eligibility for inclusion under West Goshen Township’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • ICC Property Maintenance Code certification required within six (6) months of hire.

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter, resumé, and three (3) professional references as one (1) attachment to twp@westgoshen.org; or submit via US Mail, to: Casey LaLonde, Township Manager, West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.  Applications are due by noon on March 31, 2023.  West Goshen Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.