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Senior Planner

Type of Job:
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 21,500 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:

  • Performs technical and professional planning activities; uses knowledge of planning and growth management theory, public policy, and land use law to complete and manage planning project and development issues.
  • Takes planning and development applications from pre-application conference to final action; assures projects recommended for approval comply with all Land Development Regulations (LDRs), goals, and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan, and other policies of the County.
  • Prepares staff reports for presentation to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners; provides technical and professional recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field; AND three years of experience with community development and planning programs; OR master’s degree in related field and two years of experience in 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: $69,132 - $72,632

Position is Open Until Filled, First Reviews to Begin on July 16, 2019

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Teton County is an equal opportunity employer
Criminal background check required

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