Planner II - Winter Park, Colorado

Company / Agency
Town of Winter Park
Winter Park, Colorado


Contact person
James Shockey




Experience Level
Mid 1 (1-4 Years)




Salary Range
$21.63 - $30.91



The Town of Winter Park is an award-winning workplace which offers an exceptional overall staff experience with outstanding benefits and an administration that is focused on providing a healthy culture with strong values. We are looking for a Planner II to work in the Planning Division within our Community Development Department.

Interviews will be continuous and the position will be open until filled. Apply soon if you are interested in this unique opportunity in a growing mountain resort town. Please be sure to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


Job Description

This position, under the direction of the Community Development Director is responsible for planning functions and projects requiring a combination of skills in research, analysis, development review, public presentation, and interpretation of concepts and data pertaining to planning and implementation of the Winter Park Town Code. Work is performed with general instructions from the Director with considerable latitude for independent initiative and judgment. The ideal candidate will provide exceptional customer service, have a positive attitude, be an effective communicator and will be willing to contribute to an innovative, collaborative and fun work environment that is ready to adapt to new, exciting challenges.


Examples of Essential Duties

The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.

• Provides professional planning support services to the department; assists in subdivision reviews, rezoning applications, landscape plan review, architectural design review, and development improvement agreements.

• Serves as the initial point of contact for Planning Department requests; provides assistance with requests for information regarding sign permits, banner permits, and special use permits.

• Performs GIS operations utilizing ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and other applicable software applications.

• Assists in zoning code enforcement.

• Prepares and distributes meeting packets for Planning and Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment meetings; prepare various Town Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment staff reports.

• Prepares legal postings, notifications, and site visits.

• Assists the Building Department in accepting, issuing, and monitoring building permits as needed.

• Interacts with the general public, including contractors, property owners, and concerned citizens with tact and diplomacy.

• Develops graphics and maps for plan documents and to aid in decision making processes.

• Provides an ethical commitment to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors in Winter Park.

• Remains educated on new techniques in both planning and the building industry; continuing education is expected to be pursued at the Town’ expense, emphasis should be placed on professional advancement within the planning field, including, but not limited to: American Planning Association membership, attendance at statewide, regional, and national planning conferences, and preparation for American Institute of Certified Planners testing and certification.

• Assists in coordinating land use actions with other Town departments, special districts, and applicable federal, regional, state, and local agencies.

• Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.


 Other Duties

• Assists in the creation of necessary programs, processes, policies and procedures for assigned responsibilities.

• Performs duties requiring discretion and independence of action; manages confidential matters; manages a variety of administrative details which involve contact with various officials in the public service and private industry.

• Composes and processes a variety of correspondence, reports, forms and other materials; examines for accuracy and completeness; resolves discrepancies, consulting with employees as appropriate.  

• Keeps informed of pertinent new rules, regulations and legislation.


Knowledge Required by this Position

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: 

• Knowledge of the geography of the town.

• Must have excellent management, time management, planning, organizational, administrative, computer, and interpersonal skills.

• Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to exercise good judgment/discretion, and make decisions quickly.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

• Ability to read, understand, and interpret various zoning ordinances, codes, and regulations.

• Basic knowledge of government processes and responsibilities, as well as a general familiarity with community development issues and processes in a resort setting.

• Ability to work with land developers, property owners, and the general public with tact and diplomacy, often in stressful situations.

• Must possess excellent research and report presentation skills, strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town employees, Town elected officials, other agencies, and the public.

• Skilled in the use of a personal computer and various job-related software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to learn new software as needed.

• Familiarity with Accela, Sketch-up, GIS mapping, Adobe Illustrator, and In-Design software applications preferred.

• Ability to drive and operate the department's assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Paul Moberly