Planner I – Grand County, Colorado

Grand County Community Development Department is seeking a skilled individual to join our team as a Planning I

Grand County provides for an authentic Colorado experience and is the perfect place for mountain adventures and relaxing downtime.  Access to the Rocky Mountain National Park, exploring gold medal fishing and watersports in our vast waterways are just a sample of the many activities in the county.  Enjoy unique festivals and world-class music events. Discover breathtaking vistas on horseback. Take a dip in our natural hot springs. Grand County’s beautiful destinations include quaint, small towns and ski villages to lakeside escapes and mountain views. 

Position Information: 

  • Community Development Department 

  • Full time position 

  • Full benefits position 

  • Located in Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 

  • Grade 53a, minimum rate = $44,010 ($22.57/hour) 

Position Duties: 

Reviews and evaluates requests for variations of rights of way and easements for compliance with State statutes.

  • Reviews and evaluates applications for variances to County zoning regulations

  • Analyzes subdivision, zoning, special use, and site plan requests in accordance with master plan and regulations.

  • Reviews development applications and assesses compliance with County regulations

  • Prepares written reviews and recommendations for approval to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.

  • Processes zoning, subdivision and junk violations; performs site inspections, issues letters of violation and conducts follow-up actions.

  • Interprets County regulations for purposes of addressing questions from the public.

  • Uses geographic information systems (GIS) to develop new maps and projects and identify existing land uses and ownership

  • Assigns and/or determines physical addresses for land parcels in the County.

  • Updates county address information and maps and supports development of computer generated address books.

  • Reviews building permit applications, performs field inspections related to building permit and development reviews to determine compliance with County regulations such as proper setback, color, building materials, site placement, etc.

  • Drafts amendments to County regulations for review and possible adoption by the Board of County Commissioners

Position Requirements: 

Any combination of education and experience or equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture or Engineering and one year of related experience and/or training. 

Application Submittal Information: 

Please provide a cover letter, resume and employment application to Grand County Human Resources, PO Box 264, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451 or email to For more information, please call Robert C. Davis, AICP, SMP at 970-725-3347, extension 128. The employment application can be accessed off of the County’s website

Position will remain open until filled.

Paul Moberly