Jackson Hole Community
Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It serves as the southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and is home to 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.
Planning & Building Services Department
The Teton County Planning & Building Department exists to uphold the community’s vision; serving the residents, workforce, visitors and protecting natural resources by studying and informing policy decisions, applying codes and regulations, and educating the public on regulations and policy. 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 through such tools as the Growth Management Program, annual Indicator Report, and Work Plan. 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. The Department is also responsible for supporting the implementation of the Integrated Transportation Plan and Housing Action Plan priorities of the County.
Planning – is responsible for current planning and long-range land use and transportation planning activities. The Planning Division administers the Comprehensive Plan and ensures that development complies with the Land Development Regulations. The focus of current planning is to interpret and administer Land Development Regulations in reviewing community development plans and applications.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to lead multi-disciplined teams while fostering a culture of positivity and accountability. Candidates will have strong technical writing skills, be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with their team and stakeholders while possessing the ability to think critically and creatively. This position will manage complex, specialized and politically sensitive planning projects, and mentor and develop team members to ensure exceptional customer service and project-related deliverables are achieved.
Education and Experience
B.S. Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture or related field
Five years of experience managing community development and planning programs, including two years supervisory experience
Masters’ degree is highly desirable
AICP certification is preferred