Planner I - Bozeman, Montana

Position: Planner I

Wage/Salary: $22.6582 - $26.6567/hour depending on experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit: Montana Federation Public Employees (MFPE)

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Work Week: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 @ 11:58pm


In this essential role you will be responsible for applying professional standards to planning, administration, coordination, research, and implementation of comprehensive plans, development review codes, design guidelines, affordable housing, and urban re-development. This position requires friendly and consistent customer service to a variety of groups and individuals including, but not limited to other City employees, Municipal, State, and Federal officials, representatives of neighborhood organizations, business and community organizations, architects, engineers and the general public. This includes verbal communication and professional correspondence in regard to standards and policies concerning proposals, building permits, development applications, and other various planning office activities.

This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!


 Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Urban Design/Planning, Architecture, Geography, or a closely related field; or

 Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


 Thorough knowledge of land use theory, urban design, economics, finance operations, land use law, demographics, environmental design, resource development, and ecology; and

 Ability to operate a computer and related programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; and

 Experience using Adobe Creative Suite; and

 Thorough knowledge of the current principles and practices involved in urban planning; and

 Thorough knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment; and

 Some knowledge in GIS, topographic information, and ArcMap; and

 Experience with databases is preferred; and

 Preference will be given to members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Registered Landscape Architects, or Registered Architects.


 Valid Driver’s License (must obtain valid Montana Driver’s License within 60 days of employment);

 Offers for employment conditional upon satisfactory completion of appropriate post condition offer process.


 Complete a City of Bozeman Application online;

 Attach a Cover Letter and Resume.

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