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Hellertown Borough

Hellertown Borough Authority

Hellertown Borough Council seeks a resident of the Borough of Hellertown to fill an unexpired vacancy (term ending 12/28) on the Hellertown Borough Authority Board. 

The Hellertown Borough Authority was founded in 1940 by the Borough of Hellertown and provides public water and sewer service to approximately 2,600 properties located within the Borough and nearby areas of Lower Saucon Township.  We strive to provide outstanding customer service and our goal is to respond to and resolve all service requests as quickly as possible.

The Mission of the Hellertown Borough Authority (HBA) is one of public water and sewer service to the citizens of Hellertown and adjacent municipalities. We are charged with making evidence based decisions to ensure the highest quality drinking water through stewardship of our water resources and meeting regulations, and through regular maintenance and improvements to our water and sewer infrastructure to prolong their useful life both for the foreseeable and distant future (100 years). We pursue these goals mindful of the financial resources necessary to achieve them and the financial realities of our rate paying customers.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest by May 31, 2024 by 4:00 pm to c.hartranft@hellertownborough.org  .  Interested candidates must be available to interview with Borough Council on June 3, 2024.

Chief of Police — Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, PA

Description of the position:

The Borough of Hellertown is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Hellertown Borough is located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Hellertown Borough is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervising all police personnel, and plans, schedules, coordinates, and directs their activity while providing for the protection of lives and property, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances within the Township’s boundaries.

Hellertown Borough has a population of approximately 6,136 residents and includes a total area of 1.3 square miles. The Police Department currently employs nine full time officers and 4 part time officers. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position include:

Knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, community policing strategies and initiatives, budgets, grant preparation, planning, hiring, policy development, information technology and leadership. Command level municipal police experience is required.

Requirements for this position include:

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least ten years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in law enforcement; and current Pennsylvania Act 120 certification.

A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field; successful completion of advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or equivalent is a plus.

A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications, and is currently budgeted at $107,650 for the 2024 budget year. The Chief of Police position also includes a very generous benefits package. The successful applicant must be a United States Citizen.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Hellertown Borough Police Chief Search.”

Resume must be received by May 31, 2024.

Send via email to: pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Via USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Consulting Division

3905 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Hellertown Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION VACANCY

Hellertown Borough Council is seeking interested residents to fill an unexpired six (6) year term on the Civil Service Commission through December 2027.

The commission is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Civil Service Rules and Regulations including examinations of applicants for entry level positions or promotion within the Hellertown Police Department. The Commission is also responsible for establishing minimum qualifications for such positions, testing applicants, and holding hearings in the event of an appeal of discipline imposed by Borough Council.

Interested candidates must be a registered elector of the Borough of Hellertown.  Please send letter of interest to Cathy Hartranft, Borough Manager, 685 Main St., Hellertown, PA  18055 or c.hartranft@hellertownborough.org by Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

On behalf of the Borough of Hellertown, the Township of Lower Saucon, and the Saucon Valley School District, please find a link https://arcg.is/9iDe5 to the public review draft of the Saucon Valley 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update upon which the partners have worked to update this year.  The partners have hosted a successful, well received joint public meeting in October 2020 and, in accordance with the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), are in the process of scheduling a future Public Hearing.  Information associated with the Public Hearing will be advertised at a later date in accordance with the MPC.

Through the Saucon Valley 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update, the partners aim to expand possibilities of how their past, current and future joint planning can best serve their residents, businesses, leaders and stakeholders.  As implementation of actions continues to progress through the coming decade, the partners will keep their Plan continuously relevant through their StoryMap platform. This platform, evolving from their 2009 document, is interactive, respects social distancing, and mobile-friendly.  Thank you for the opportunity to forward the information.  In upholding the work’s 45-day public review period, please submit any comments to carolynyagle@epd-pgh.com on or prior to January 9, 2021.