Hopewell Township seeks new community development director/engineer

Hopewell Township is seeking a new community development director/engineer to replace Mark Kataryniak, who left the position on June 6. Kataryniak served in this position since May 2017. In an effort to fill the vacancy, Hopewell Township placed an advertisement in the NJ League of Municipalities’s classified section.

The classified advertisement reads:

Hopewell Township seeks a highly responsible and service-orientated leader to join a dynamic municipal team that values its history, natural resources, and residents. The Director makes recommendations to the Township Committee and other department heads on programs and policies related to businesses, development and planning. Functions include department supervision, establishing schedules, prioritizing and reviewing work, and overseeing Planning and Zoning Boards, Environmental and Historic Preservation Commissions and construction projects; Liaison to Green Team and Deer Management Committee; Preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bid and contract documents; Coordinating the Stormwater Management Program and directing related activities; Successful candidate should be experienced in managing engineering consultants in the preparation of design criteria, designs, analysis, specifications and plans, investigations, cost estimates, tabulations of contract bids, contract payments, and related matters; Providing and maintaining maps, plan specifications, surveys and operating records concerning public property, works and facilities owned or operated by the Township; Must possess a minimum BS in engineering, planning or a closely related field and a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Compulsorily background check, physical, drug/alcohol test, and DL check. Apply with cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and application to Township of Hopewell, Human Resources Director, 201 Wash. Cross.-Penn. Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560, or e-mail to humanresources@hopewelltwp.org   EOE. Closing date: July 23, 2021

In the meantime, according to acting Township administrator George Snyder, the Township recently hired a community development coordinator, Ann Bell, who, he said, has several years experience in planning and zoning issues.

Snyder also said that Herbert (Herb) J. Seeburger Jr., a principal with Van Cleef Engineering Associates, will be acting as Township engineer until the community development director / engineer position is filled. That temporary appointment was approved by Resolution June 14, 2021.

The municipal offices for the Township remain closed to the public; however, Snyder said the employees returned to their seats in the building in May. He is working with Township Health Department director, Dawn Marling, to determine the target date of reopening the building entirely, expected in the coming weeks.

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