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JOB OPENING: Administrative Assistant

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Pocono Township is seeking a qualified applicant to serve in a full-time position as an Administrative Assistant. This position reports directly to the Township Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional administrative support to the Township Manager and other department heads, as necessary. Strong organization, planning and customer service skills are required.
  • Prepare agendas, compile supporting documents and record minutes for meetings of the Township Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission.
  • Maintain minutes, resolutions and ordinances for the Township.
  • Work with Land Development Plan applicants throughout the entire land development process, coordinating professional review of all plans with the Township Engineer and Solicitor for completeness.
  • Ensure approved Land Development Plans obtain all necessary signatures and are appropriately signed, sealed and dated. Confirm plans are properly recorded by the County and filed with the Township.
  • Respond to public inquiries proactively, informing individuals of Township rules and regulations; explaining procedures; receiving complaints; and referring individuals to the responsible official or individual for resolving issues.
  • Advertise public notices and other items as directed.
  • Maintain and dispose of Township records in accordance with municipal record retention laws and regulations.
  • Maintain Township files and records, including property files, land development plans and contracts.
  • Assist the public with permit applications and provide administrative support to the Township Zoning Officer.
  • Complete and maintain notary education and license (at the Township’s expense).
  • Write and respond to letters as directed by the Township Manager.
  • Draft content and post to the Township website and social media platforms as directed by the Township Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation of the regular Township e-newsletter.
  • Organize and update various Township databases as needed.
  • Provide coverage for office personnel when absent from work.
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned by Township Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Township Manager.

Minimum Requirements to Hold Position:

  • Two-year Associates degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in municipal government, or related clerical, administrative, management or business field.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of local government. Understanding of the First Class Township Code and applicable laws, administrative practices, township ordinances, rules and regulations preferred.
  • Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess customer service and time management skills.
  • Candidate should possess excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs, and ability to operate municipal permitting software.
  • Self-motivated and able to complete job functions without supervision.
  • Ability to work as a team player in a dynamic office environment.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must provide the following:

  • Resume/Qualifications
  • Three (3) professional references
  • One (1) writing sample

Application documents must be addressed to Taylor Munoz, Township Manager. Applications can be submitted electronically to [email protected] or mailed to Taylor Munoz, Township Manager, 112 Township Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372. Please include “RE: Administrative Assistant Position” in the email subject line or on mailed envelope.

Pocono Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.