Director of Planning & Zoning – Kennett Township

Deadline: May 3, 2024

Position Title: Director of Planning & Zoning
Department: Planning & Zoning
Reports to: Township Manager
Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Are you looking for a job that allows you to be part of the community you work in and a vital tool to the department?  Do you want to showcase your leadership skills while helping to grow and plan for the future of a Township?

Position Summary

Kennett Township in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania is currently seeking an experienced professional to succeed the current Director of Planning and Zoning who is retiring.  This hands-on management position reports directly to the Township Manager and collaborates closely with the other departments, the Planning Commission, the Zoning Hearing Board, consultants, attorneys, and the public.

The Director of Planning and Zoning is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all zoning and land planning projects and activities, building inspections, and codes enforcement.  The position also serves as the appointed Zoning Officer, the Planning Administrator, and the Floodplain Administrator. 

A successful person in this role will be diplomatic, a good problem solver, motivated and visionary, and have a desire to mentor.


  • A bachelor’s degree in land planning, public administration or an equivalent field /or/ previous experience, preferably with zoning and building code administration
  • 5 – 10 years previous municipal experience
  • Pennsylvania Zoning Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year
  • AICP certification preferred


  • 15 paid holidays
  • 10 sick days per year
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits package
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Optional 457 plan with 50% match up to 3%
  • Pension Plan with 5 years vesting

How to Apply

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