The City of Reading is seeking applicants for Zoning Administrator.

•             Reviews applications for Zoning Permit and approves or denies in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.

•             Acts on complaints received and violations observed.  Requests or orders compliance verbally and/or in writing. Prepares case and arranges for prosecution of violators before District Justice.

•             Appears before the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Boards, the Reading Redevelopment Authority and the Historic Preservation Review Board to present plans.

•             Attends, coordinates and participates in day and evening community meetings, public hearings and other official meetings and events as required.

•             Performs official program administration including approval of all written reports, applications, official forms and documents.

•             Assists preparation of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance for review by the Planning Commission.

•             Ensure all planning, zoning and economic development activities are carried out in accordance with federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations.

•             Administers the planning, zoning, historic preservation, business development and economic development of the City of Reading.

•             Assures accountability of subordinate staff for program performance and supervises the work of subordinates.

•             Maintain statistical data for reports relative to zoning matters

•             Perform other duties as assigned:


Educational Requirements

•             Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field


•             At least 8 years of related experience in planning and zoning

•             Knowledge of basic law through education or experience

•             Basic understanding of Planning theory and municipal government

•             Technical training in plan reading

•             Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products

•             Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at  
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