Title: Deputy Township Administrator

Hours:Full Time
Dept./Org.:Human Resources
Job Type:Administration

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Township Administrator in daily tasks and special projects.
  2. Coordinate and facilitate communications between various municipal departments and external stakeholders involving capital and economic development projects.
  3. Review and process development applications within the Highlands Preservation Area, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.
  4. Conduct research and analysis related to land use planning, zoning ordinances and environmental regulations specific to the Highlands Preservation Area.
  5. Assist in the preparation and implementation of municipal budgets, including tracking project expenditures.
  6. Collaborate with municipal officials, land use boards and other agencies to promote sustainable development practices within the Highlands Preservation Area.
  7. Maintain accurate records and documentation related to ongoing projects and regulatory compliance.
  8. Provide support in organizing public meetings, hearings and presentations related to ongoing and potential projects.
  9. Oversee and manage grants.
  10. Respond to citizen requests and complaints, as well as Township personnel.
  11. Evaluate the adequacy and efficiency of operations and oversee the implementation of changes.


  1. Minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal government administration with 5 years of supervisory experience, with a focus on development projects.
  2. Knowledge of land use planning principles, zoning regulations and environmental laws specific to the Highlands Preservation Area.
  3. Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software applications.
  5. Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Familiarity with New Jersey municipal government operations and procedures.
  7. Experience working with planning boards, environmental agencies and community stakeholders.