Employment Opportunities

The Borough of Fountain Hill is accepting applications for the full-time position of Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer.  The position is responsible for the enforcement of State and Local Codes, issuance of licenses and permits, physical inspections of properties, issuance of citations, attendance at court hearings, and any other code enforcement related activity.  The successful candidate should have knowledge of the UCC, MPC, Property Maintenance, a working knowledge of computers, and the ability to work with the public in a pleasant and professional manner.  Complete job description and details can be obtained at http://www.fountainhill.org or at Fountain Hill Borough Hall, 941 Long St. Fountain Hill.  Pay is negotiable based on qualifications. Resumes must be mailed to Attn:  Anthony Branco, Borough Mgr. at the address listed above.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE
                         Fountain Hill Borough
                             Job Description
POSITION:                            Zoning / Codes Enforcement Officer
REPORTS TO:                       Borough Manager
The Zoning/Codes Official is a full-time position. The Zoning/Codes Official is a vital member of municipal government and the Community. As such, the Zoning/Codes Official provides leadership and guidance to both the municipal government and Community.
The Zoning/Codes Enforcement Officer is responsible for the efficient and effective enforcement
of the Borough Zoning Ordinance and other ordinances/regulations adopted by Borough Council.
In the capacity of Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, this employee's prime responsibility is the
administration and enforcement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance and other Borough Code
ordinances. This assignment calls for independent and evaluative thinking. Work is carried out
in accordance with established codes, ordinances and regulations. Responsibilities include
visiting locations where violations are suspected, obtaining proof of the violation and identifying
the person(s) responsible for the violation.
Employee works independently in the field and makes judgment decisions requiring familiarity
with zoning and planning regulations, the Municipalities Planning Code and other Borough codes and regulations, as well as the rules of evidence and the rights of citizens. The work is performed under general supervision of the Borough Manager.
  1. Ability to read and interpret borough codes, ordinance and regulations.
  2. Ability to read, analyze and interpret government regulations.
  3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from colleagues,
    clients, vendors and the general public.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to
compose reports and clear yet thorough explanations for correspondence and notices.
  1. Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts and evidence.
  2. Ability to read and interpret plans and blueprints.
  3. Ability to testify as a witness, presenting evidence clearly and calmly, and responding
calmly and appropriately to intensive cross-questioning.
  1. Ability to analyze planning and zoning problems.
Fountain Hill Borough
8/9/2019 Zoning/Codes Officer Job Description
  1.   Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver's license.
  2. Ability to measure areas and distances using appropriate tools and equipment.
  3.  Preforms rental inspections of all residential properties prior to new occupancy. Provides applicant with inspection checklist, along with all items to be completed prior to occupancy. Maintains records of all inspections.
  4. Writes letters and /or door hangers for enforcement of the UCC and/or Property Maintenance Code. Issues the necessary citations for non-compliance.
  5. Writes letters and /or door hangers for enforcement of the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance and/or SALDO Ordinance. Issues the necessary citations for non-compliance.
  6. Assists with the issuance of curb and sidewalk permits for all installations within the Borough’s street right-of-way. Upon qualification, inspects and approves/denies forming of curb and sidewalk, placement and compaction of stone base, placement of expansion joints, and all other requirements.
  7. Maintains a list of all abandoned real estate. Enforces any related ordinances.
  8. Keeps detailed files on all correspondence of plans submitted for Sub-Division and Land development, including all engineering reports, letters and emails from applicants engineer and the Borough’s Engineer, correspondence from Planning Commission, Borough Manager, Borough Solicitor, County Conservation District, County Planning Commission, PennDot and DEP.
  9. Maintains files on all Zoning, Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical permits.
  10. Attends all meetings as needed including, but not limited to, Council meetings, committee meetings, meetings with the Solicitors, Planning Commission meetings, Zoning Hearing Board hearings, meetings with business and citizens, judicial hearings and court cases.
  11. Distributes all information packets to specific Board/Commission members as needed prior to hearings and meetings.
  12. Serves as secretary to the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board.
CORE COMPETENCIES (minimum qualifications to perform essential functions)
  1. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  2. Effective interpersonal skills to interact with officials, colleagues, and the public.
  3. Knowledge of office procedures and equipment.
  4. Computer literacy.
  5. Knowledge of PA Municipal Planning Code, Uniform Construction Code, Internal Property Maintenance Code, and any other relevant federal/state laws and guidelines for property maintenance, construction and development.
Fountain Hill Borough
8/9/2019 Zoning/Codes Officer Job Description
  1. Knowledge and skills acquired through education/training in municipal codes administration work.
  2. High school diploma or equivalent.
  3. A college degree and at least 2 years of experience is preferred. However, at least 4 years of relevant experience is a substitute.
  4. Experience in work setting dealing with building, municipal codes, as well as federal/state and local regulations is important.
  5. Valid PA driver’s license.
  1. Ability to operate office machines, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, databases and any other necessary programs.
  2. Maintains customer-based attitude, keeping the best interest of the taxpayer and Borough.
  3. Ability to maintain close working relationship with office staff and all other departments.
  4. Attention to detail, and ability to maintain complete confidentiality
  5. Ability to work independently, as well as in group settings.
  6. Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  1. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability to speak and hear clearly.
  3. Adequate distance vision.
  4. Ability to communicate frequently and exchange accurate information with staff, entities, and the general public.
  5. Manual dexterity.
  6. Ability to bend, squat, climb ladders, and be physically able to navagate construction and job sites.
  7. Must regularly lift, move, and/or carry up to 50 lbs. on a constant basis.
  8. Ability to drive automotive equipment to locations within and outside the Borough.
  1. Office training and performance, as well as demonstrated skills.
  2. Following of instructions.
Fountain Hill Borough
8/9/2019 Zoning/Codes Officer Job Description
  1. Communications on day to day operations.
  2. Familiarity with office equipment.
  3. Preparation of routine reports and maintenance for filing system, bot paper and digital.
  4. Ability to obtain certifications as determined by the Council and/or Borough Manager.
  5. Display of professionalism.
  6. Accuracy and Proficiency in job performance.
  7. Responsibility for completing all tasks.

Public Works Laborer/Driver

The Borough of Fountain Hill Department of Public Works is accepting applications for full time Public Works Laborer.  The person selected for this position will be able to perform all phases of municipal operations, including storm and sanitary sewer maintenance, snow removal, street paving, grounds maintenance, etc.  This position consists of strenuous physical labor in many uncomfortable environments. Applicants must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, with the abilityt to obtain a Commercial CDL "A"  driver’s license within 6 months of hire.
Applications can be downloaded by clicking here or picked up at Borough Hall and will be accepted until position is filled.  Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to Anthony Branco, Borough Manager, Borough of Fountian Hill, 941 Long St. Fountain Hill, Pa 18015, or abranco@fhboro.org.  The Borough of Fountain Hill is an EOE.