Assistant Planning Director in Bozeman, MT (Open until filled)

The Position

The Assistant Planning Director position is new for the Department and provides an opportunity to be part of a strategy that will help bolster the effectiveness of planning functions in Gallatin County. In recent years the Department has focused primarily on its development review functions. By bringing in an Assistant Planning Director to provide programmatic oversight of Gallatin County’s development review services, there will be additional capacity for the Planning Director and other staff resources to make much-needed progress on other Department responsibilities. Targeted activities include but are not limited to: long-range planning, regulation maintenance, public outreach, and stakeholder collaboration.

The Assistant Planning Director position is an excellent opportunity for a talented professional to make a difference in an organization constantly seeking ways to best provide services to a fast-growing community. The position assists the Planning Director with implementation of policy, fulfillment of various regulatory and statutory duties, supervision of staff, and management of programmatic functions of the Department. The position interacts extensively with the public and community stakeholders and will work closely with elected officials and several planning-related boards.


Annual salary ranges from $57,033-$69,201 DOQ

The Process

The position is open until filled. The first review of applications will take place September 22, 2017. To apply submit cover letter, resume with references, Gallatin County Employment Application, and Applicant Survey to Bozeman Job Service. To maintain confidentiality, references will not be checked until near the end of the process. As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation. Questions about the position should be directed to Sean O’Callaghan, Gallatin County Planning Director at (406) 582-3130 or



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