Senior Planner - Current Planning - Teton County, Wyoming


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 3,000,000 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’ 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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