Pattye Benson

Community Matters

Looking for a Job? Local Government has Openings

Our local government has a couple of immediate employment opportunities – for a Director of Public Works and a Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer.

Steve Norcini’s last day on the job as Tredyffrin’s Director of Public Works Department was this past Friday. It is my understanding that Steve left Tredyffrin for a new job as the director of Public Works in Radnor Township. Under Steve’s leadership in Tredyffrin, the Public Works Department successfully battled the last couple of winters for the residents – this was no easy task and the residents were very grateful for the long hours and time to keep the roads cleared for the residents. Snow removal was just one responsibility on the long job description list as head of Tredyffrin’s Public Works Department.

Tredyffrin’s loss of Steve Norcini is Radnor’s gain . . . he will be missed! Congratulations and best wishes Steve!

Here is a partial description of the Director of Public Works position. If you are interested in the position, email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mimi Gleason, Township Manager, .


The Director of Public Works must be well-organized with strong leadership and motivational skills. Capital projects must be demonstrably well-designed and cost effective. Effective communication with the public and staff is a must. The next Director must have the ability to develop a strong relationship with employees to maintain trust and morale while addressing the challenges facing local units of government today. Other necessary skills include effective budgeting, smart use of technology and time management. New initiatives will include developing performance measures and using web-based technology for work orders.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field and ten years experience, at least five years in a supervisory capacity in Public Works or a closely related field. Excellent benefits, salary based on qualifications.

Click here for job description.

The second job opportunity currently available in our local government is for a Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer. Emmy Baldassarree, an employee of the township for 18 years, currently holds this position but will be retiring in a few short weeks. As Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer, Emmy is actively involved in much of the township zoning and application process in the township. As a member of HARB for a number of years, I have had the pleasure of working with Emmy . . . she will not be easy to replace and will be missed by many in the community. Here’s to a happy retirement Emmy, you earned it!

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, below is the job description for the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer position.


Professional position involving administration of the zoning permit review process, making determinations of compliance with the zoning ordinance and property maintenance ordinance, managing the application process for and providing professional advice and assistance to the Zoning Hearing Board, maintaining the zoning map, conducting on site inspections, researching zoning ordinance and subdivision and land development ordinance inquiries, preparing regular reports to the Board of Supervisors, attending professional association meeting and conferences to remain current on planning and community development trends.

Minimum qualifications: College degree with one year of related experience. Necessary skills include ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing, general proficiency with common computer programs and software including Microsoft Office and Arc View, and manage multiple tasks efficiently and simultaneously.

Full time position with excellent benefits and competitive salary. Send resume and references to: EOE.

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  1. I see that Steve is moving on. That will be Radnor’s PAIN not gain.
    The Job description that is posted calls for someone that has skills in motivation and morale, neither of witch he has!
    If you were to interview people that worked under him you would see things differently.

  2. Yep. and I would say just the opposite. you must be a disgruntled union slack. Work is anathema

  3. not true. But it doesn’t really matter. With the next guy maybe you can train him your way. There are many who feel differently, especially the constituency he served. You can be happy he is leaving if you like. I am sure he is happy too!

  4. There is no need to call people slackies, flyersfan.
    You have no idea of his track record,and Radnor will find out as Tredyffrin and East Whiteland had the pleasure of. I would be happy if I was getting a $30,000 increase in salary.

  5. Another example of government work…..who supervises stays above the fray….and it’s hard to hire people to do these jobs, so they just move from place to place. I liked Steve and had good experiences with him. He’s gone. Is bashing him really productive?

  6. productive, now theres a word. Opposite of slakies or whatever. Good luck to steve, We will miss him

  7. The Township seems to be losing employees lately. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the BOS eliminated the township’s 401k contribution to non-contracted employees. This happened for the 2010 budget and (to my knowledge) was never reversed. The Township employees were lucky to get a pay raise this year, and did not get one in 2010.

    With that kind of appreciation, I might be looking for a new job, too.

    Maybe the BOS will splurge for a tax hike in 2012 in order to treat their employees with the respect they deserve. Or ~gasp~ perhaps consider an EIT.

    1. BOS Watcher

      While that sounds harsh, it’s exactly what the business world is facing as well. How many of these folks are leaving for private sector jobs? My observation is that public sector work is like a fraternity — people move from one township/governing body to another, but rarely make the leap into the “real world” — because they would not get pension benefits or the same level of health care.

    2. So we should have to pay an EIT or a bigger tax hike so that the township employees can get a pay raise? Are you kidding? How many people in this township have had a pay raise since the economic downturn began? Many people in the township have lost their jobs or taken a reduced salary, and seniors have not had Social Security increases.

      BOS Watcher- are you a township employee? I suspect that you are since you think giving a raise is treating “employees with the respect they deserve.”

      If the BOS raised taxes or implemented an EIT in order to give a raise, I think you’d see some pretty serious outrage among voters. And the outrage would be well-justified. You write, “The Township employees were lucky to get a pay raise this year, and did not get one in 2010.” You’re upset that they didn’t get a raise in 2010, but only government employees view raises as an automatic entitlement every year.

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