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Long Range Planner, Principal 

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Under general supervision, performs complex, highly technical current and long-range planning tasks for the Planning and Building Department; provides technical and professional guidance and support to the Planning staff; assures projects are in compliance with County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations, policies and procedures, and coordinates with appropriate State and/or Federal agencies.

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Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages complex, specialized, and politically sensitive professional planning applications and activities; uses professional knowledge of planning and growth management theory, public policy, and land use law to complete and manage projects.
  • Takes planning and development applications from pre-application conference to final action; reviews development applications for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations, and other County requirements; meets with applicants; schedules hearings for applications; prepares staff reports; and provides technical and professional recommendations to Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.
  • Researches and develops complex and politically sensitive amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and LDR; assures amendments recommended for approval comply with LDR standards, and are consistent with goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan and with other policies of the County.
  • Manages highly technical and complex planning projects, reviews documents for compliance with County standards and policies, schedules public hearing, and assures that applicants understand the review process. Completes special projects, including researching regulatory approaches by other communities, locating technical ordinance language, reviewing federal and state environmental impact statements.
  • Plans, organizes, implements, and supervises assigned Current Planning activities and staff; trains and mentors staff to fulfill the requirements that meet the Planning and Building Services Standards and Teton County policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Department in compliance reviews for conditions of approval associated with Development Application Permits.
  • Manages consultants, develops Requests for Proposals/Qualifications, coordinates consultant selection, oversees contracts and scopes of work, and responsible for administration of contract budgets.
  • Keeps the Planning and Building Services Director apprised of technical, approval, and deadline issues.
  • Responds to inquiries, and resolves technical problems and complaints.
  • Evaluates County and regional planning and development trends; researches and interprets laws, regulations, court decisions, and general information.
  • Performs front-line customer service as needed to meet workload demands.
  • Supports the relationship between the Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

    Position Requirements


      Education and Experience:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or Public Administration; AND five years of experience with community development and planning programs; OR Master’s Degree in Planning or related field AND four years of experience with Community Development and planning programs; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

      Required Licenses and Certifications:

      • Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.
      • Professional certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred; additional technical skills training and certifications may be required.

      Required Knowledge of:

      • County policies and procedures, and State and Federal laws and regulations governing planning and development.
      • Principles and practices of urban planning, community development, land use, permitting, and environmental protection.
      • Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient community development techniques.
      • Current legislative, political, and economic trends in state and federal government.
      • Records management and customer service principles, protocols, and standards.
      • Standard and specialized computer software applications, including Geographic Information System (GIS).
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      Close Date 3/3/2020  

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