Planner I

Routt County   Steamboat Springs, CO   Full-time     Government
Posted on June 6, 2024
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Planning Department - Planner I $30.66 - $40.44/hour

Under general supervision, performs routine professional current and long-range planning and development duties; reviews, researches, analyzes and processes routine planning and development proposals or applications and issues planning and development-related permits; assists the public at the Planning Counter; works with other county departments to coordinate and process county land use permit reviews; responds to routine code and zoning violations and complaints; schedules and provides administrative support for public hearings; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The duties listed below represent the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not prevent the assignment of work that is appropriately related to this class.
• Performs routine professional current and long-range planning duties.
• Serves the public at the planning counter; answers public questions and provides information regarding building permits, similar historical applications, and other related matters; conducts research, explains subdivision and zoning regulations as well as the county master plan.
• Reviews, researches, analyzes, and processes routine building permits in accordance with applicable deadlines and regulations; determines compliance with applicable planning principles, regulations, and policies.
• Performs technical planning research in support of various Board of Adjustments, Planning Commission, Board of County Commissioners, or departmental requests or projects.
• Responds to code and zoning violations and complaints through correspondence, onsite inspections, as well as meetings with complainants and violators; develops and facilitates plans to obtain compliance/resolution; documents all steps in the process accurately and thoroughly.
• Oversees the variance section of the zoning resolution; explains variance procedures and requirements to the public.
• Issues administrative permits for recreational commercial operations, signs, and special events.
• Assists other planners with administering and developing land use plans, the zoning resolution, and subdivision regulations; may learn to perform the more complex professional planning duties in a development/trainee capacity.
• Works with other county departments or outside agencies to assist them in processing county land use permit reviews.
• Assists with preparing information for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustments hearings; assists in editing the departmental website.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, geography, environmental science, public administration, or a related field.

One year of land use planning, permit processing or code enforcement experience is desirable.

• A valid license to drive a vehicle in Colorado and a safe driving record is required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
• Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners is desirable.


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Routt County

Steamboat Springs , CO