Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

College Township generally requires that a minimum of a resume and a letter of interest be submitted in order to be considered a candidate for a position. (See specific job details for necessary application documentation, as they may vary.) Township applications should be forwarded to the department heads with the position opening, College Township Municipal Building, 1481 E. College Avenue, State College PA 16801. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. College Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Principal Planner

Job Description: Principal Planner

College Township seeks a professional, experienced planner to serve as Principal Planner, a key position in a growing, changing township. The Principal Planner is responsible for reviewing and processing a variety of development applications including site plan and subdivisions, conducts research and manages professional and technical studies. Additionally, the position is responsible for the review and modification of land development, zoning and general Township ordinances.

Critical projects are now underway that require the skills of a seasoned professional planner to see them through to successful completion. These include management of outside consultants involved in an existing commercial and industrial zoning analysis and future zoning code modifications, as well as ongoing work related to a Township-wide sidewalk master plan project. Future work will involve review and modification of the Township’s affordable housing regulations and intermittent rental (i.e., Airbnb) regulations, just to name a few.

While the position reports to the Township Engineer, the Principal Planner will be responsible for directing and supervising Zoning Department personnel.

Minimum qualifications for the position require a Bachelor’s degree in planning or closely related field; supplemented by five or more years’ experience in planning/managerial capacity. Candidates must possess or be able to obtain American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation within two years of employment and must possess, or be eligible to obtain, a PA driver’s license within six months.

Preferably, Candidates will possess a Master’s degree in planning or closely related field supplemented by eight years of combined planning/managerial experience and AICP designation.

College Township offers a competitive salary – the salary range is $73,000 to $95,000 – excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.

 All Applicants MUST submit a College Township Employment Application with resume and cover letter. COMPLETE application packages may be submitted in person, mail, or email to admin@collegetownship.org, by May 13, 2019, at 5:00 PM.

Applications, resumes and writing samples may be reviewed as received and may be sent to:

Adam Brumbaugh, Township Manager

College Township
1481 E. College Avenue
State College, PA  16801


College Township is accepting applications for a Seasonal Laborer position in its Public Works Department. The primary job duties include a variety of lawn and grounds maintenance work at the Township’s office building, Public Works facility, post office, and parks and include mowing grass, weeding, and trimming shrubbery. Position requires manual labor, such as shoveling, raking, lifting, and operating power hand tools, as well as operating lawn mowers, including tractors.           

This is a part-time, hourly position. The work week for this position is dependent on weather and is not a guaranteed 40-hour week. Seasonal work begins in May and ends in October.            

Minimum of one year of experience in lawn and grounds maintenance or related area is preferred. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and pass physical examination and background check. Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License with good driving record.

Starting pay is $11.50 to $12.50 per hour DOE.

Applications should be submitted to: College Township; Attn: Public Works Director; 1481 E. College Avenue; State College; PA 16801. Applications may also be emailed to LNolen@collegetownship.org. The deadline for submission of applications is April 12, 2019. Applications are available at the College Township Municipal Office or at www.collegetownship.org.

College Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.