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City of Easton

Human Resources - Employment

The City of Easton's employment policies and practices are in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.

Located just 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 70 minutes from New York City and 30 minutes from the Poconos, the City of Easton, PA is a city with an interesting history dating back prior to the Revolutionary War. Home to 26,000 people, Easton is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area, the third largest market in Pennsylvania.

Today it is a city on the edge of great happenings and wonderful opportunities with the recent adoption of a new Home Rule Charter. We are home to superior healthcare, excellent academic institutions, affordable housing, great arts community, historic business center with easy access to everywhere from the ABE International Airport.

THE CITY OF EASTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


The City of Easton is seeking qualified applicants for the listed positions. The job description links, where applicable, are listed below and/or can be obtained from the Human Resources Office at 1 South Third Street, Second Floor, Easton, PA or by phone requests at 610-250-6622.


Full-time Positions

Director of Planning and Zoning


Department of Planning and Zoning

The City of Easton seeks a Director of Planning and Zoning to provide direction, leadership and oversight for Easton’s community development plans, programs, and services; to participate in the development and facilitation of the city’s strategic plan, ordinances, and policies in collaboration with the City Council, City departments, and the citizens and business owners of the city; to direct the planning and presentation of public involvement programs for neighborhoods, businesses, and community groups; and to coordinate zoning/land use/city codes consistent with City policy and state law.

The successful candidate must:

  • Possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited university in urban, regional, land-use planning, public administration or a closely related field; five (5) years of experience in community development, 5-7 years of progressively responsible planning experience with a recognized planning agency, and a minimum of five (5) years of management and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience, with additional education substituting on a year for year basis for the required experience.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of principles, methods and techniques utilized in public land use, urban, regional, state, historic preservation and environmental planning; a thorough knowledge of comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement; and thorough knowledge of economics, municipal finance, smart growth, socio-economic and environmental principles as they apply to urban development.
  • Be a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
  • Possess strong skills in public speaking and relations, management, policy development, writing, computer graphic and geographic information systems, and technical expertise in the area of urban planning.
  • Be proficient and skilled in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Office Professional and its components Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook; Adobe Creative Suite; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

    An American Institute of Certified Planners certification is helpful, but not required.

    An excellent compensation package including medical, vision, dental and prescription benefits, pension plan, vacation, sick and personal days, paid holidays and life insurance is included. The 2015 salary range for this position is $82,000 to $87,000.

    The City of Easton is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

    All applicants must complete an application and background investigation waiver form in addition to providing a letter of interest and résumé. Application and waiver form are available for download below or may be obtained in the Human Resources Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 1 South Third Street. Completed applications, background investigation waiver forms, letters of interest, and résumés may be sent to the above address or to humanresources@easton-pa.gov. Deadline for receipt of complete application packets is close of business Monday, June 1, 2015.

  • Director of Planning and Zoning Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation
  • Request for Voluntary Self Identification



    POLICE OFFICER


    The City of Easton, Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for entry level police officer. This is a Civil Service employment category governed by applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Easton.

    The 2015 salary for probationary police officers is $40,236 per year during Act 120 Certification training and $50,043 per year upon successful completion of Act 120 Certification training in accordance with the Bargaining Agreement between the City of Easton and Washington Lodge No. 17, Fraternal Order of Police.

    A fifty dollar ($50) NON-REFUNDABLE application fee, paid ONLY by cashier's check or money order made out to: City of Easton, must be remitted at the time of application. Applications may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Questions or requests for information should be sent to humanresources@easton-pa.gov. Return completed applications along with payment to: City of Easton Human Resources Department One S. Third Street, 2nd Floor, Easton, PA 18042. Due to the required application fee, no e-mail transmitted applications will be accepted. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 at the above address.

    ONLY THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED COMPLETED APPLICATIONS, TO INCLUDE EXECUTED RELEASE FORMS AND NOTARIZATIONS WHERE REQUIRED, ALONG WITH A PAID APPLICATION FEE BY THE DEADLINE OF 4:00 P.M. Monday, JUNE 15, 2015 WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCESS.

    A physical performance test will to be administered, regardless of weather, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Cottingham Stadium, located at the corner of 12th and Spring Garden Streets.

    The Physician’s release form and Informed Consent Form, included in the application, must be completed in order to participate in the physical agility test. Photo Identification (e.g., driver's license) will be required for admission to the physical performance test.

    Persons passing the physical performance test will take a written examination on the same day, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (time subject to change) in the Paxinosa Elementary School cafeteria, located at 12th and Northampton Streets in Easton. Photo Identification (e.g., driver's license) will be required for admission to the written examination.

    To apply for a position as a police officer a person must: be a citizen of the United States of America; be 21 years of age or older; be a high school graduate or possess a GED; and possess a valid driver's license. An applicant must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor 2 or greater in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the equivalent of a misdemeanor 2 or greater in any other state. Successful applicants must pass the physical performance test; must pass the written examination; must pass the oral examination; must pass psychological testing; must pass a very thorough background investigation, including polygraph; and must pass the medical examination, including drug testing. Veteran’s points will be administered in accordance with state and federal regulations.

    The City of Easton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

  • Police Officer Application



    THE CITY OF EASTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



    Part-time Positions




  • Parking Enforcement Officer (download description)
  • Parking Enforcement Officer Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation
  • Request for Voluntary Self Identification



  • School Crossing Guard (download description)
  • School Crossing Guard Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation
  • Request for Voluntary Self Identification



    All information should be submitted to:

    Human Resources Manager
    1 South Third Street
    Easton, PA 18042
    email humanresources@easton-pa.gov




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