Associate Planner, Long Range | The Penn State Stuckeman School Skip to main content

Associate Planner, Long Range

Type of Job:
Entry Level
Landscape Architecture
Name of Firm:

Teton County Planning and Building Services

Job Location:

Jackson, WY

Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. In the summer, tourists experience our County as the southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks; while winter visitors enjoy three world class ski resorts. Approximately 97% of the land within the county is held in public ownership – National Park, National Elk Refuge, and National Forest.

Teton County is a unique place to live, offering many outdoor recreational activities, abundant wildlife, and open spaces, fine dining, and premier cultural arts offerings. Approximately 23,000 people live in Teton County, but as a resident, you quickly learn that you share your home with over 3 million visitors from all over the world. Despite this influx, Teton County maintains its western heritage and hospitality.

The Department seeks to adaptively implement the Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan and its guiding values of Ecosystem Stewardship, Growth Management, and Quality of Life. The Department provides public services related to land use and development permits, long-range community planning, building permits and inspections, zoning and enforcement, and other related services. 

Our ideal candidate is a team player and detail-oriented individual who possesses the ability to prioritize and multitask, and is able to communicate technical material in both written and verbal form to a variety of individuals. The Planning and Building Services Department is structured to provide opportunities for advancement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the creation of new and/or updated policies, development regulations, and environmental standards to existing comprehensive plans and related documents.
  • Reviewing development applications, assuring all projects recommended for approval comply with all Land Development Regulations, goals, and objectives of the comprehensive plan, and other policies of the County.
  • Prepares staff reports and provides technical recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.
  • Assists the long range planner with data collection, analysis, and presentation related to the comprehensive plan.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field; AND two years of experience with community development and planning programs; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s degree is desirable.

Teton County offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package 100% employer paid which includes health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement benefits; and paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave.

Hiring Range: $56,875 - $59,754
Open Until Filled; First Review: December 20, 2019

For a full job description and to apply, visit:

Teton County is an equal opportunity employer. Criminal background check required.

New Job Posting Process

As of January 2020, we will be transitioning to Nittany Lion Careers for internship/job postings. Employers will need to register with the site in order to post positions which can then be viewed by registered Penn State students and alumni.

If you have any questions about this new process, please contact Ross Weinreb.