Middletown Township is actively searching for a new Director of Building and Zoning. The new hire will replace outgoing Director Pat Duffy, who will be retiring on March 13.

Duffy has served the township of 45,000 residents as director for more than seven years. He also previously held the position of Middletown’s township engineer while working for Tri-States Engineering.

Pat Duffy, Middletown Township Director of Building and Zoning. Photo via Middletown Township.

Township Manager Stephanie Teoli Kuhls is hoping to have the opening filled by the end of February. She released a statement Thursday about Duffy’s time at Middletown.

“Pat has been an integral part of our management team at Middletown Township and will be greatly missed. During his tenure, he has led his department through a reorganization process, has facilitated review of many complex land development projects and has overseen numerous stormwater management projects. His is a bright, practical and down-to-earth problem solver, and basically an all-around great guy.”

As for the new director, they have large shoes to fill. Middletown Township advertised the requirements for its new director on its website.

“A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, planning, or related field is required with at least five years’ progressively responsible experience, including specific municipal government experience in land development, building, zoning, planning, or engineering. Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania preferred. Successful candidate will possess: proven management and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of zoning and land development processes, engineering, permitting, and construction; experience with presenting to boards and interaction with a variety of stakeholders. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus generous benefits package. EOE.”

The application deadline is January 6, 2020. For consideration, candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
Stephanie Teoli Kuhls, Township Manager, Middletown Township at steoli@middletownbucks.org. .