Current Job Opportunities

Position Title:           Human Resources Generalist/Talent Acquisition
Organization Unit:    Department of Accounts & Finance
Reports to:               Director of Human Resources
Status:                      Full-time, Non-Bargaining Unit
Hours:                      M-F, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Posting Period:        December 2023 until position is filled
Salary Range:          $53,045 – $55,000
Benefits:                   Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life

Summary: The HR Generalist performs and oversees a wide range of human resources functions in compliance with local, state, federal, and organizational regulations. Strong interpersonal skills are required to develop rapport and trusting relationships with leadership and other team members. This position will be responsible for Recruitment and Onboarding along with other employment-related functions. Act as an ambassador of human resources to support and provide guidance for employees and management. May carry out additional responsibilities.

Position Title:            Clerk
Organization Unit:     Public Safety/Licenses and Inspections
Reports to:                Deputy Director of Inspections
Status:                      Full-time, Bargaining Unit
Hours:                       M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Posting Period:         Until filled
Salary:                      $38,625 – $42,629.50
Benefits:                   Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life

Summary: Provides secretarial support to the Licenses and Inspections office and to the Director of Public Safety. Maintains a close working and highly responsive relationship with the supervisor, while performing routine clerical duties. This position requires a thorough knowledge of office routines and an understanding of the organization, responsibilities, and procedures related to the work in the office.

Position Title:            Jr. Planner/GIS Coordinator
Organization Unit:     Planning & Zoning
Reports to:                Director of the Department
Status:                       Full-time, Non-Bargaining Unit
Hours:                        M-F, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Posting Period:          until filled.
Salary:                       $48,900 – $52,000.00
Benefits:                    Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life

Summary: Junior Planner positions perform planning and environmental research and analysis; prepare community, general, and land use plans and related studies; perform development permit review and plan checks; assist in the administration of historic preservation, landscape, rezoning, and subdivision ordinances; engage community members in the planning process; prepare preliminary reports and recommendations; draft land use ordinances; conduct field investigations; collect data; develop graphic materials; assist community planning groups; and perform other duties as assigned.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City of Chester retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Performs other related work and special projects as needed.

Position Title:             Director of Planning & Zoning
Organization Unit:     Community & Economic Development
Reports to:                Chief of Staff
Status:                       Full-time, Non-Bargaining Unit
Hours:                        M-F, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Posting Period:          until filled.
Salary:                       $95,000-$105,000
Benefits:                    Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life

Summary: This position is responsible for the administration, coordination and management of all land use, zoning, development, and building related projects and permit direction within the city while exercising a high degree of trust, integrity and confidence. Responsibilities require consistent attention and commitment to the city’s mission and philosophy. This position requires an in-depth knowledge of municipal planning practices, a high level of problem-solving ability, and initiative. The Director will use independent discretion and judgment within established organization plans, values, policies and procedures and represent the city as necessary during interactions with the public, business, and other organizations.

Position Title:          Animal Control
Organization Unit:   Licenses & Inspection
Reports to:              Judy Richards
Status:                     Part-time, Bargaining Unit
Hours:                      M-F, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, On-Call
Posting Period:        November 15, 2023 – Until filled.
Salary:                     $27.90 an hour
Benefits:                   None

Summary:   This is a sworn enforcement official responsible for assuring compliance with animal control regulations. An employee in this class is responsible for capturing and confining stray, diseased, unlicensed, and dangerous domestic animals, and may occasionally be required to handle wildlife, farm, or exotic animals. Duties include the investigation of animal-related complaints and the enforcement of both City and State animal control laws. The employee must exercise independent judgment and tact due to the amount of direct public contact. The Animal Control Officer works independently although the freedom to act is normally limited to completing assignments within the bounds of established policies and procedures; making technical recommendations and issuing official orders when necessary.

Position Title:            School Crossing Guard
Organization Unit:     Department of Public Affairs
Reports to:                Beverly L. Harris
Status:                       Seasonal, Bargaining Unit
Hours:                       M-F, 7:00 am – 9:00 am, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Posting Period:          August 22, 2023 – September 6, 2023, or until filled
Salary:                       $9.00 per hour
Benefits:                    None

Summary: This job requires the ability to communicate safety instructions to school-age children and to assist the children in crossing streets in marked crossways that provides maximum safety. The work environment is performed outdoors on various City streets. Work exposes employees to hot, cold, and inclement weather, as well as dust, pollen, fumes, and noise. Work requires the use of safety equipment and compliance with safety rules and procedures.

Position Title:           Director of Community & Economic Development
Organization Unit:    Public Affairs
Reports to:               Chief of Staff
Status:                     Full-time, Non-Bargaining Unit
Hours:                      M-F, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Posting Period:        August 31, 2023 – September 14, 2023
Salary:                     $90,000 – $100,000
Benefits:                  Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life

Summary:  The Department of Public Affairs’ central focus is to serve both the quality of life and place for Chester City residents and businesses. The Department performs all municipal planning functions, building code and ordinance enforcement, licensing and inspecting of businesses, housing, food establishments, and land development approvals for the community.

All of these are ultimately responsible for creating jobs, increasing the tax base, attracting and retaining businesses, and serving as a catalyst for creating a sustainable economy.

The Director oversees the Department’s day-to-day operations of Licensing and inspections, Planning and zoning, and Building Inspections, including client relationships and project management of economic, community, and real estate development projects within the City of Chester. The Director leads the department staff to assist businesses through knowledge and resource sharing, technical assistance, and direct funding (grants and loans). In addition, the Director leads the Department’s staff to work in neighborhoods and commercial areas to assess the overall health and implement strategies to improve them. The Director will identify opportunities for business and real estate development; work with business and community stakeholders to develop and execute a shared set of goals; and be able to serve as a reliable resource for accurate and helpful information that can attract, retain, or help expand businesses in Chester.

Applications can be picked up at Chester City Hall at the receptionist desk or downloaded below.

You can bring your application and resume to Chester City Hall or you can email your application and resume to

A completed applications must include the application, resume and cover letter.