Director of Planning and Zoning

Township of Ferguson, PA

Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA (19,009 population), located in central PA adjacent to The Pennsylvania State University Park campus, is seeking qualified candidates with a master’s degree and minimum of 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.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, application and resume by email to

Job Details

Job Function
Planning Director
Position Type
Full Time

Township of Ferguson


3147 Research Dr
State College, PA 16801-2752
United States

Form of Government


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