Principal Long-Range Planner - Teton County, Wyoming


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.


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.  Long-range planning is jointly funded by the Town of Jackson and Teton County with shared responsibility of the Work Plan implementation.   


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to take the lead on advancing the Teton County and Town of Jackson’s long-range planning efforts.  This position will work on complex, specialized and politically sensitive planning projects, while working with other team members to ensure exceptional customer service and project-related deliverables are achieved.   


• B.S. Degree in Planning, Public Administration or related field

• Five years of experience with community development and planning programs

• Masters’ degree is highly desirable

• AICP certification is preferred

For a full job description and to apply, visit: 

Open Until Filled

First Review 10/25/2019

Teton County is an equal opportunity employer

Criminal background check required

Paul Moberly