Planning Director in Manitou Springs, CO (Open until August 24)

Planning Director

Location: City Hall | Manitou Springs, CO | Planning Department
Open Until: August 24, 2018 at 05:00 PM MST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $85,584.22 - $119,817.90

Manitou Springs is a picturesque mountain community known for its friendly residents and historic charm. Located at the foot of Pikes Peak, just a few miles west of Colorado Springs, it has grown from a small settlement dating back to the 1870’s to a city of 5,300 residents. Known for its well-preserved historic properties, healing mineral springs, cool mountain air, scenic landscapes, hiking trails, year-round activities and welcoming spirit, Manitou Springs thrives as a popular tourist destination; tourism is the mainstay of the local economy. Area attractions include Garden of the Gods, the Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Miramont Castle, and the breath-taking Seven Falls. Shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants line the downtown main street and lodging ranges from historic bed and breakfasts to elegant hotels.

Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Planning Director performs a variety of planning and land-use related activities including supervising the 4 Department employees, development review, code compliance, departmental budgeting, and coordinating and directing the day-to-day operations of the City’s Planning Department. In addition, the Director oversees administration and enforcement of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, subdivision regulations, Historic Preservation Regulations and Design Guidelines, Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan, the Sign Ordinance, and review of Property Improvement Permit applications. The Planning Director and staff actively engage the community on planning matters. The Planning Department observes and promotes principles and policies related to sustainability and resiliency, including planning for hazards.


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